Coca-Cola

Leadership Transition for Coca-Cola North America

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.

In the Courtroom: Poland Spring Labeled “Fraud,” Pastors Sue Coke

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.

Press Clips: Coke Offers $1M for Sweetener Innovations

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.

Coke’s Bridge Program Cultivating Tech Startups

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.

Press Clips: Beverage Execs Ask for Aluminum Tariff Exception

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.

Video: Ten Years of VEB

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).

BevNET Live Summer 2017: Day One Recap

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 Waters NA Invests $6M in Closed Loop Fund

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.

Coca-Cola Continues Refranchising Effort In Tri-State Area

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.

Chuck Muth, Former Coke Exec, Moves from Bevs to Burgers

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.

Nielsen: CSDs Rebound, Energy Drinks Keeps Up Pace in April

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

Coca-Cola Company to Cut 1,200 Jobs

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.