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    ‘Consumers still want them’ — Coca-Cola refuses to scrap plastic bottles

‘Consumers still want them’ — Coca-Cola refuses to scrap plastic bottles

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    We’re looking to expand our business, says Coca-Cola CEO during visit to Nigeria

We’re looking to expand our business, says Coca-Cola CEO during visit to Nigeria

James Quincey, the global chief executive officer of Coca-Cola, says his company is looking to expand its business in Nigeria and other African countries as these countries have been identified as its future growth drivers. During a recent visit to Nigeria with his extended leadership team, Quincey said Africa presents a vast opportunity in driving the beverage company’s growth strategy over [...]

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    FG mulls new tax on Coke, Bigi, other soft drinks

FG mulls new tax on Coke, Bigi, other soft drinks

Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, says the federal government is considering introducing excise duty on carbonated drinks. The minister made this known while addressing the media, including TheCable, on the sidelines of the ongoing annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. Excise duty is a levy placed on the manufacture of locally produced goods. Information on the Nigeria [...]

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    Coca-Cola Nigeria appoints Getachew as managing director

Coca-Cola Nigeria appoints Getachew as managing director

Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited (CCNL) has announced the appointment of Yebeltal Getachew as its new managing director. In a statement issued by Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, CCNL’s public affairs and communications manager, the company said Getachew would take over from Bhupendra Suri. He is now saddled with the responsibility to lead and optimize profitable revenue and volume growth of Coca-Cola’s business in Nigeria under the [...]

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    Coca-Cola to launch alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola to launch alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola, a beverage company, says it is planning to produce an alcoholic drink for the first time in the 125 years of its existence. In September, the West African arm of the company had announced plans of spending $600 million on expanding its production lines. Peter Njonjo, president of the West Africa operation at Coca-Cola, had said the company wants to be [...]

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    FIFA World Cup trophy arrives Nigeria Wednesday

FIFA World Cup trophy arrives Nigeria Wednesday

The FIFA World Cup trophy will arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday. The trophy will touch down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, aboard a chartered flight at 11am. According to a statement made available to TheCable by the NFF media department, Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, are among those who will have a first view [...]

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    NFF signs $4m five-year sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola

NFF signs $4m five-year sponsorship deal with Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola, a soft drink company, has signed a five-year partnership worth over $4m with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The sponsorship deal was signed on Wednesday at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos. As part of the deal, Coca-Cola will also be the official soft drink for Nigeria's football teams. Shehu Dikko, NFF second Vice-President, said Coca-Cola is a globally recognised brand that [...]

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    Coca-Cola Nigeria to spend $600m on new products by 2020

Coca-Cola Nigeria to spend $600m on new products by 2020

Peter Njonjo, president of the West Africa operation at Coca-Cola, says the company plans to spend $600 million on its new products by 2020. Njonjo explained that this is part of a global strategy of the company to extend its product range beyond soft drinks. "Our objective is to provide whatever beverages you need across your life stages," Njonjo told Bloomberg in [...]

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    Coca-Cola, Benzoic acid, public relations and….

Coca-Cola, Benzoic acid, public relations and….

During the week, the Nigeria public sphere was filled with discussions of a judgment which placed Coca-Cola Nigeria in a bad shape as an organisation which is concerned more with financial gain over the health of its millions of consumers. The noise around this became so loud so much that consumer right activists, online media and other concerned stakeholders gave attention [...]

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    Dow Jones names Coca-Cola global beverage leader for SDGs

Dow Jones names Coca-Cola global beverage leader for SDGs

Coca-Cola HBC, a brand of The Coca-Cola Company, was named sustainability leader of the beverage industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, which is in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company achieved a total score of 90 — 40 points higher than the industry average and 3 points higher than the 2015 score. According to the report, this [...]

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    From graduate trainee, Polymenakos becomes NBC MD

From graduate trainee, Polymenakos becomes NBC MD

George Polymenakos, who started his career in 1998 with Coca-Cola Hellenic in Greece as a graduate trainee, has risen through the ranks to be named managing director (MD) of the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC). The non-alcoholic beverage giant, which doubles as the sole franchise bottler of The Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria, announced the appointment of Polymenakos with effect from July 2016. Polymenakos [...]

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    Nigeria move up 3 places in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria move up 3 places in latest FIFA ranking

Nigeria moved three places up as Belgium maintained first place in the latest football world rankings issued on Thursday by the sport’s ruling body FIFA. With the current 20 best-ranked teams yet to play an A-game in 2016, the top 18 positions remain unchanged for the February edition of the ranking. But most changes are in the lower regions, as Hungary rose [...]

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    Coca-Cola, McDonald’s ask Blatter to step down

Coca-Cola, McDonald’s ask Blatter to step down

Leading football sponsors, Coca-Cola and McDonalds have asked Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president to step down immediately. Blatter, who has be battling to retain his job amid allegations of corruption, initially said he would step aside for a new election as soon as possible, but the sponsors want this immediately. In a statement released by Coca-Cola on Friday, the company asked Blatter [...]

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    NBC introduces conservation clubs in secondary schools

NBC introduces conservation clubs in secondary schools

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), a member of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, has introduced water conservation clubs in some secondary schools in Imo state. NBC also provided opportunity for 200 students from 10 secondary schools in the state to go on a guided tour of its Waste Water Treatment plants. Uzo Odenigbo, the company’s head public affairs and communications, said the [...]

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