Tag Archives: Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey visits Nigeria, South Africa to reinforce its commitment to the continent

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey meets with Aliko Dangote in Nigeria

Coca-Cola global CEO James Quincey and his extended leadership team toured Africa last week with stop-overs in Nigeria and South Africa. According to the company, the visit was a testament to Coca-Cola’s commitment to Africa and its interest in the vast opportunity that the continent presents in driving the beverage company’s overarching growth strategy over the next decade.

Coca-Cola hails a strong third quarter as sales and profit rise

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola on Friday reported an 8% growth in the third quarter, with sales rising to $9.5bn, from $8.8bn in the previous year.

The soft drinks giant said that its impressive results were driven by innovation, revenue growth management and improving execution. Price/mix rose 6%, which partially offset a 2% decline in concentrate sales.

Coke noted that consumers were drawn to healthier options like its Zero sugar Coke and smaller size cans. In the US, Coke zero sugar grew double-digit in volumes, while its 7.5-ounce mini-cans grew by 15%.

Coca-Cola produces first recycled plastic obtained from waste in the ocean

recycled plastic coke bottle

The Coca-Cola Company has produced what it says are sample PET bottles of discarded plastics obtained from the oceans.

According to the company, a sample 300 PET bottles were produced using 25% recycled plastic collected from beaches in Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean.

The soft drinks giant said that the bottles are the result of a partnership it has with Ioniqa Technologies, a clean-teach spinoff from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, Indorama Ventures and Mares Circulares (Circular Seas).

Coca-Cola reports 6% revenue growth in Q2, helped by innovation, brand performance and strong market execution

Coca-Cola on Tuesday reported a 6% revenue growth to $10bn for the second quarter of 2019, driven by consumer-centric innovation, solid core brand performance and improved execution in the marketplace.

The company said it continued to gain global value share, which led to an update of its full year guidance for 2019 to 5% organic revenue growth.

Commenting on the results, the CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, James Quincey, said: “Our strategy to transform as a total beverage company has allowed us to continue to win in a growing and vibrant industry.

Coca-Cola gets approval to sell its Energy drinks

Coca-Cola has received approval to market its new trademark energy drink across the globe. The soft drinks giant and Monster Beverage Corp announced on Monday in a joint statement that the arbitration tribunal looking into whether Coca-Cola violated the terms of a 2015 agreement with Monster not to sell its energy drink as it would put the company in direct competition with Monster ruled that Coca-Cola can continue to sell and distribute Coca-Cola Energy, including in markets where it has already been launched and is free to launch the product in new markets globally.

Coca-Cola ranked as the fourth most admired brand in Africa

Coca-Cola has been ranked as the fourth most admired brand in Africa’s Best 100 Brands Awards.

Camilla Osborne, Head of Communications, Southern and East Africa made the disclosure on Monday.

Osborne said that Coca-Cola was the only food and beverage brand ranked in the top five most admired brands in Africa, based on the opinions spontaneously recalled by consumers.

Coca-Cola stretches its boundaries as it preps to launch alcohol mixers

Coca-Cola is set to launch a new set of premium mixers under its signature Coke brand as it expands into the premium mixer market.

The new mixers will have four flavours produced to be mixed with dark spirits, which will be unveiled in the UK in June, supported with a fully integrated marketing campaign.

Coca-Cola prepares to launch Coca-Cola coffee blend

Coca-Cola has announced plans to make a push into coffee with the launch of Coca-Cola coffee later this year.

The company will unveil the new drink in more than 25 markets around the world later in 2019.

Commenting on its plans, Coca-Cola CEO, James Quincey, said: “Coke Coffee was designed to reach consumers during specific occasions and channels like the mid-afternoon energy slump at work.”

Coca-Cola post strong Q1 results, driven by innovation and revenue management initiatives

The Coca-Cola Company said on Tuesday that first quarter revenue grew by 5% to $8.02bn (€6.17bn) from $7.6bn in 2018.

The company noted that concentrate sales growth of 1% and price mix growth of 5% in the first quarter were driven by consumer-centric innovation and solid revenue management initiatives in the marketplace.

Commenting on the results, the CEO of The Coca-Cola, James Quincey, said: “We’re encouraged by our first quarter results as our disciplined growth strategies continue to deliver strong underlying performance.

Coca-Cola introduces first Energy drink under its brand name

Coca-Cola Energy drink is set to make its debut in the UK in April as the soft drinks giant tries to appeal to younger demographics and diversify away from its namesake soda.

The Energy drink being rolled out will have two variants – with and without sugar.

Jon Woods, general manager of Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland, says: “Our strategy is to offer people a wide range of drinks to meet different lifestyles and occasions and Coca-Cola Energy is the latest example of that.