Coca-Cola realigns its bottling operations in North India to improve efficiencies

INDIA – The Coca-Cola Company has announced an internal realignment of its bottling operations in North India, as the beverage giant moves to build a stronger and more sustainable local business. Under the new operation model, […]

Danone Waters Spain bags B Corp certification, commits to be carbon neutral by 2030

SPAIN – Danone has unveiled that its water brands in Spain, Font Vella and Lanjarón have received the B Corp certification, becoming the first brands in the natural mineral water sector in Spain and Europe […]

Coca-Cola European Partners expands Espresso Monster range with salted caramel variant

UK – Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is launching a new variant; Salted Caramel flavour, an addition to its ready-to-drink Espresso Monster energy drink range which includes Espresso & Milk and Vanilla Espresso. The new flavor […]

Ethiopia drafts bill to amend excise tax law on alcoholic and soft beverages

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance has presented a bill to the Council of Ministers to amend the nation’s excise tax law in an effort to standardise taxation of alcoholic products, soft beverages and other […]

Dutch bottler Refresco accelerates buy and build strategy to expand global footprint

NETHERLANDS – Refresco, Netherlands-based beverage bottler has embarked on an aggressive expansion plan seeking to make multiple acquisition in various markets as part of the company’s buy and build strategy aimed at propelling growth and […]

Seven-Up Bottling plc launches Lipton Ice Tea in Nigeria, increasing competitive edge

NIGERIA – Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc (“SBC”), the bottler of PepsiCo brands of soft drinks in the Nigeria has launched Lipton Ice Tea following the revived partnership between Soft drink giant PepsiCo and Fast-Moving Consumer […]

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper join forces on plastics recycling initiative

USA – Leading soft beverage companies, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper have teamed up under a new plastic recycling initiative dubbed ‘Every Bottle Back’ that seeks to reduce plastic waste pollution. Spearheaded […]

UK beverage firm Radnor Hills invests US$4m in new canned water production line

UK – Radnor Hills, one of the UK’s leading soft drinks manufacturers has expanded into the canned water segment through a £3.5 million (US$4.46 million) investment in a new canned spring water line. The new […]

Nestle’s Garden of Life brand launches range of protein beverages in the US

USA – Nestle owned Garden of Life brand, which produced range of vitamins and supplements, is expanding into the ready-to-drink segment with the launch of two protein beverages. The brand is introducing Garden of Life […]

Coca-Cola to stock competitors’ products – directs Competition Authority of Kenya

KENYA – Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) wants Coca-Cola Sabco East Africa, subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to open up its distribution channels to competitors as one of the conditions following the authority’s approval of […]