Tag Archives: Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Coke to end bottling deal with Zimbabwe’s Delta Beverages

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) has given notice of its intent to terminate the bottler’s agreement it has with Delta Beverages Limited, Zimbabwe’s largest brewer.

Coke may split SABMiller’s stake in CCBA among several bottlers, says analysts

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Company may split SABMiller’s 57% stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) among more than one franchise partner, according to analysts.

In a statement released by Coke after announcing its plan to buy-back SABMiller’s stake in CCBA, the company said, it would negotiate with “potential partners” to refranchise CCBA.

Coke to buy SABMiller’s stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Company said on Monday it would buy SABMiller’s stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the newly formed South African-based bottling group with footprints in over a dozen African countries including Nigeria.

Coca-Cola which holds 11.3% stake in CCBA, with Coca-Cola SABCO and SABMiller each holding 31.7% and 57% ownership respectively said it would exercise its change-of control-clause (right-to-buy) to SABMiller’s stake which automatically would have gone to AB InBev, the acquirer of SABMiller after the merger deal closed.

SA’s beverage industry criticize government’s sugar-tax plan as deadline for public comments end

Industry groups opposed to South Africa’s Treasury plan to tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) made their concerns heard on Monday which was the last day for the public to submit comments on the proposed tax.

South African Coke bottler may backtrack on merger pledge if government goes ahead with sugar-tax plan

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the South African group bottler of Coca-Cola products, said on Thursday it may not fulfill its commitment to invest R800 million rand ($54m) in enterprise development if the government goes ahead with its plans for a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB).

CCBA , which was created out of a merger of SABMiller’s soft drinks business, the Coca-Cola company’s South African operations and Coca-Cola SABCO warned that the proposed tax would make it difficult for the group to meet its merger obligations as it would cause financial strain in an industry where fixed costs were already high.

Sugar tax threatens thousands of jobs, says South African beverage industry

South African beverage industry has come out to oppose the proposed sugar-tax on sweetened beverages in the country, which the government announced earlier in the year and that is expected to come into effect on April 1, 2017. The group said the tax will lead to thousands of industry-wide job loss if implemented.

Is Nigeria getting a second Coca-Cola bottler?

These are interesting times in the beverage industry. It was the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, who said that “change is the only constant in life.” The global beverage industry is moving fast to adapt to changing consumer taste and preferences.

For anyone who has been paying attention to global events in the beverage industry, it is hard to miss the changes taking place in the soft drinks and beer industry. However, this article will focus on the changes taking place in the soft drinks industry as it relates to Nigeria and Africa, with particular emphasis on Coca-Cola.

JPMorgan ups potential of Coca-Cola HBC making a bid for newly formed African bottling group

Coca-Cola HBC has the potential to make a major acquisition, according to JPMorgan broker, Casenove. In a note examining the recent re-alignment in Coca-Cola bottling operations worldwide, Casenove noted the strategic value of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), which is widely speculated to be a possible takeover target of Coca-Cola HBC.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa opens for business

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, a joint-venture of SABMiller’s non-alcoholic beverage business with those of The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments (owners of Coca-Cola SABCO) officially opened for business on Saturday.

South African regulator gives its conditional approval to SABMiller, Coca-Cola deal

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal, said on Tuesday it has given its nod to the merger of SABMiller’s South African soft drinks business with Coca-Cola’s South African operation and that of Coca-Cola SABCO to create what would be known as Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the continents biggest coke bottler with 40% of all Coke’s volumes sold in Africa.