The Coca-Cola Company today announced that Sandy Douglas will retire as President of Coca-Cola North America (CCNA). He will be succeeded by Jim Dinkins, who currently serves as President of the Minute Maid Business Unit and Chief Retail Sales Officer for CCNA.
Nestlé Waters North America faces a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that its Poland Spring water products constitute a "colossal fraud" to consumers, while two Washington, D.C., area pastors take on The Coca-Cola Company. Elsewhere, a judge grants final approval to a seven-figure settlement for consumers in a class action suit against GT's and Whole Foods.
Coca-Cola offers $1 million for new artificial sweetener innovations; Soda tax thwacks Chicago's suburbs; Will Smith plugs JUST Water on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke"; NPR takes a look at the rise of seltzer; Bai seeks a more mature brand image.
The Bridge, a six-month commercialization program for tech startups exploring innovative new technologies that tackle everything from artificial intelligence to virtual reality to cybersecurity. Now on its fourth class, The Bridge is based in Tel Aviv with a focus on cultivating Israeli companies, but its early success has led to partner programs in Mexico City and in Coca-Cola’s hometown of Atlanta.
Can and beverage industry leaders ask President Trump to exempt certain types of aluminum from potential tariffs; White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci may be a Juice Press investor; Whole Foods sets a date for shareholders to vote on Amazon deal; Former Tesla engineer creates hangover cure.
BevNET Live Summer 2017 got off to a billion-dollar start last month with a presentation from Scott Uzzell, president and general manager of The Coca-Cola Company’s Venturing & Emerging Brands division (VEB).
The delivery of the message was softer, with a few jokes thrown in, but the connective lesson from presentations at Day One of BevNET Live Summer 2017 was quite clear and quite serious: In a rapidly changing world, your business needs to keep up the pace or get stuck in the past.
Nestlé joins fellow beverage companies Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain in investing in the Closed Loop Fund, a $100 million social impact investment fund that provides municipalities with access to capital for projects aimed at improving recycling programs.
The Coca-Cola Company today announced that Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages LLC, a new joint venture between veteran Coca-Cola Refreshments executives Paul Mulligan and Fran McGorry, has signed a letter of intent for bottling and distribution operations in metro New York and Philadelphia, as well as most of New Jersey and a small portion of Connecticut.
The next challenge for nascent beverage startups Up Dog Kombucha and is to build on their on-campus wins and retain their respective student consumer bases as they move on to post-graduation life.
Reyes Holdings LLC has signed a letter of intent with The Coca-Cola Company to acquire the distribution rights for the soda giant’s products in California and Nevada as well as three bottling facilities.
Longtime bottling and sales executive Chuck Muth announced his retirement from Coke in 2016, but apparently he couldn’t retire from Seth Goldman, his former boss at Honest Tea. The two are reuniting, this time around Beyond Meat, the plant-based protein brand where Goldman serves as executive chairman.
Sales of carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks were up in April, according to a Wells Fargo Securities report detailing the latest Nielsen xAOC (expanded all outlets combined) and C-store non-alcoholic beverage sales data for the four-week period ending on April 22
The Coca-Cola Company’s goal of a “leaner, more agile operating model” will include cutting 1,200 corporate jobs across the company, incoming CEO James Quincey reported Tuesday during the beverage giant’s Q1 report to investors.