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Coca-Cola acquires AB InBev’s stake in CCBA

Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola announced on Wednesday it has agreed to buy SABMiller’s 54.5% stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) from AB InBev for $3.15bn.

Coca-Cola and AB InBev said in a joint statement that they had agreed to the transfer of AB InBev’s 54.5% stake in CCBA to The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). The stake was formerly owned by SABMiller before the mega beer acquisition that saw SAB merge with AB InBev.

Coca-Cola announces leadership change; CEO Muhtar Kent to Step down next year

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) announced on Friday that Muhtar Kent, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will step down in May next year, and to be succeeded by James Quincey, the company’s current president and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Kent who has been the CEO since 2008 will remain chairman.

Coca-Cola HBC open to further acquisition of juice, water brands or new territories – CEO

Coca-Cola HBC said on Thursday it was open to further acquisitions of juice, water brands or new territories, Dimitris Lois, Coca-Cola HBC CEO said following its Q3 update.

CCHBC, which bottles Coca-Cola products in 28 mostly European countries and Nigeria, said it was focused on driving a recovery in some markets that are struggling.

As this happens, we will become more active in M&A,” Lois said, noting that the company would be interested in adding water and juice brands to its business in existing markets.

Coke suffers third Quarter profit decline on foreign currency related headwinds

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola on Wednesday reported a 7% drop in revenue for the third quarter ending September 30, 2016 to $10.63bn from $11.4bn in the previous year, impacted by a foreign currency exchange headwind of 2% and headwinds from acquisitions, divestitures and structural items of 8%.

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.

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.

Coke Q2 profit rise 11% on lower revenue, amid currency headwinds

Coca-Cola said on Wednesday that second quarter net income rose 11% to$3.45bn, from $3.11bn earned in the same period in 2015.

The Atlanta-based soft drinks maker said that net income included non-cash gains from the deconsolidation of its German bottling operations, partially offset by charges from restructuring and re-franchising of its North American territories.

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.

Coca-Cola SABCO opens new plant in Mozambique

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Coca-Cola SABCO, one of the partners of the newly formed Coca Cola Beverages Africa has unveiled a new $130m bottling plant in Matola Gare, Mozambique.

Speaking at the official event to unveil the new facility, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent noted that Coke has been investing in Africa for almost 90 years and is present in every African country with more than 70,000 employees and 145 bottling plants.

Coca-Cola creates new global structure, announces key management changes

Coca-Cola Company, on Tuesday, announced the creation of a new global structure meant to better align its operating units against its global bottling footprint. The beverage giant also announced a number of key management changes to its international leadership structure.