Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires majority stake in Eswatini bottler

ESWATINI – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has acquired 60 percent shareholding in  the soft drinks business of Eswatini Beverages. The non-alcoholic ready-to-drink business in Eswatini, in which the remaining 40 percent is owned by Sovereign […]

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa appoints Jacques Vermeulen new group CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa has announced the appointment of Jacques Vermeulen as the group’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2018. He succeeds Doug Jackson, […]

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola to invest US$1.4b in Pakistan

ASIA – The world’s beverage giants are planning to invest in Pakistan with PepsiCo lining up US$1.2 billion in the next five years while Coca-Cola will further invest US$200 million in the coming two to […]

Unilever, Danone, Coca-Cola call for net zero emissions in the UK by 2050

UK – Major global businesses among them Coca-Cola European Partners, Danone and Unilever have called on the UK’s Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May to aim for net zero emissions in the UK by 2050. In […]

Nestle ahead of Unilever in final race to acquire GSK’s nutrition business in India

INDIA – Nestle SA, the Swiss transnational and the world’s largest food company is contending Unilever in the final round of negotiations to acquire GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer nutrition business in India. According to three people aware […]

Coca-Cola temporarily pauses production due to the shortage of CO2 gas

EUROPE – Coca-Cola, the world’s soft drinks producer, has said it has “temporarily paused” some production because of the shortage of CO2 gas, even though the shortage so far has not affected supplies. BBC reported […]

Arca Continental to build US$250m Coca-Cola bottling facility

MEXICO – Arca Continental, a Mexican beverage manufacturing and distribution company, has made plans to invest US$250 million to build a new distribution and production facility in Houston through its subsidiary Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB). […]