Coca-Cola Nigeria elevates Amaka Onyemelukwe to be Director Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability

NIGERIA – The Coca-Cola Company has appointed Amaka Onyemelukwe to be the Director Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability (PACS) for its Nigeria operations. Prior to her appoint to the new stint, Amaka was the Head Public Affairs, Communication & Sustainability for Coca-Cola Nigeria. At her former docket she assiduously protected and grew the company’s reputation and social license, mitigated against discriminatory taxes and adverse regulations. She also built and implemented high impact community programmes to promote sustainable development and support global commitments, while also safeguarding the company’s assets and assured…

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Coca-Cola to drive growth at Kenya’s coastal region, appoints Seth Adu-Baah as Coastal Bottlers limited CEO

KENYA – Coastal Bottlers limited, one of Coca-Cola’s leading local independent franchise bottling partners in Kenya, has appointed Seth Adu-Baah as the new CEO. Seth joins the beverage company headquartered in Mombasa, from Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited, to lead the growth and expansion of the soft beverage business in the region that covers the six counties of Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Lamu, Taita-Taveta and Tana River. While at Coca-Cola Ghana, Seth created a high performing team that shared his passion, commitment, and solutions-focused approach to running the business, innovated…

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Coca-Cola System Brazil to produce alcoholic beverages in new partnership with Heineken

BRAZIL – The Coca-Cola system in Brazil will produce and distribute alcoholic beverages beers in HEINEKEN’s portfolio as from Mid-2021. This is part of a recent redesign of a longstanding distribution partnership between Heineken, The Coca-Cola Company, and the Coca-Cola system in Brazil. Heineken in a statement said that the Agreement marks a new milestone in the relationship among the companies. The agreement, according to the brewing major, allows the parties to better serve consumers and customers in the Brazilian market with a solid portfolio, building on the positive momentum…

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Soft beverage giant Coca-Cola eyes controlling interest in BodyArmor sports drink

 US – Coca-Cola, one of the world’s largest beverage companies, is planning to acquire a controlling stake in BodyArmor, a premium line of sports performance and hydration drinks. The US beverage maker revealed that it has already filed a pre-acquisition notification with the Federal Trade Commission to increase its stake. A 3 year journey Coca-Cola first developed interest in the company back in 2018 when it acquired a minority stake for an undisclosed amount. Coca-Cola hinted at the time it would look to eventually acquire the brand, with the amount…

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Coca-Cola taps former Safaricom executive to be Vice President of East and Central Africa franchise

KENYA – Coca-Cola Africa has appointed Debra Mallowah as the new Vice President for the East and Central Africa franchise effective February 15, 2021. Debra takes the helm of the company from Phillipine Mtikikiti who has also been appointed in a similar position at the South African franchise, based in Johannesburg. In her new role which will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, Debra will oversee the development and implementation of business strategies across the beverage making company. She is a highly accomplished leader with a wealth of experience gained within…

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Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages to source 50% of its energy from renewable sources

INDIA – Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has ramped up its renewable and clean energy capacity and will now be able to meet 50 per cent of its total energy requirements through these sources. The milestone is in sync with the company’s plan to reduce its carbon emissions 25 per cent by 2030 from a 2015 base year. HCCB achieved this milestone through increasing annual power generation from renewable sources from around 70 million units in 2019 to the current level of around 95 million units. To further lower its carbon…

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Coca-Cola Africa names Phillipine Mtikitiki as Vice President of South Africa franchise

SOUTH AFRICA – Beverage giant Coca-Cola Africa has announced the appointment of Phillipine Mtikitiki as the Vice President of its South African franchise based in Johannesburg, with effective from 1 January 2021. Focused on building a thriving, resilient business in this important African market, Phillipine brings over 20 years of experience in the Coca‑Cola System, having served in operations, marketing, planning and commercial strategy departments. She joined Coca‑Cola in 1998 as a graduate associate. Over 13 years, she worked across the business units and its bottling entities in South Africa…

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda joins hands with other companies to promote recycling of plastic

UGANDA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda has partnered with Nice House of Plastics, Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) and Stanbic Bank to promote responsible use and re-cycling of plastic as part of its efforts to rid the world of plastic waste. Studies estimate that, an average of 1,500 tonnes of plastic waste are generated daily in the country, with only 500 tonnes properly managed. This indicates a collection efficiency of 30%, implying that most of the waste generated is not safely recycled and goes into the environment. The parties,…

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Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola records 11% drop in revenues as global beverage industry takes a hit from Covid-19

US – The Coca-Cola Company, one of the largest beverage manufacturers in the world, has recorded an 11% decline in net revenue for the full-year ending December 2020, following ‘incremental pressure’ amid the pandemic during Q4. The company full-year net revenues stood at US$33 billion as at 31st December while net revenue for the fourth quarter dropped by 5% to reach of US$8.997 billion. Coca-Cola says that while volumes broadly remained resilient particularly in at-home channels, it experienced incremental pressure in December and into the early part of this year…

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Coca-Cola US to sell soda in 100% recycled plastic as India subsidiary gets a plastic fine

US – American multinational beverage corporation Coca-Cola will soon begin selling sodas in completely recycled plastic in the United States for the first time as part of its efforts to rid the world of plastic waste. In the initial roll out, popular brands Coke and Diet Coke will be  packaged in 13.2-ounce bottles made from 100 percent recycled plastics and distributed in a group of states that including California and Florida. The drinks giant produces about three million tonnes of plastic packaging a year – equivalent to 200,000 bottles a…

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