Coca-Cola accelerates bottler refranchising plans as it announces full year results

Coca-Cola released its full year results today, as it announced accelerated bottler refranchising

The Coca-Cola Company has announced it is accelerating its refranchising plans, as part of its efforts to focus on ‘building strong, valuable brands and leading a system of strong bottling partners.’

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Italian authorities seize fake Moët & Chandon champagne

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Coca-Cola launches Fuze Tea backed by ‘multi-million dollar’ campaign

Coca-Cola launches Fuze Tea backed by ‘multi-million dollar’ campaign

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Indian brewers: Lowering beer tax would do ‘immense good to society’

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Two studies suggest energy drinks can have negative effects on heart, cardiovascular system

An increase of two cups of coffee per day can help fight cirrhosis of the liver, a study said.

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M. Holland Company to acquire Able International and Tril Export

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Scientists may have linked energy drinks with heart palpitations

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If Mexico’s soda tax really works, why are tax revenues still rising?

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Trade group considers action against ‘discriminatory’ energy drink bans

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Novozymes is headquartered in Copernhagen and has facilities across the globe

Enzymes firm Novozymes restructures operation into three divisions

DRY Sparkling's latest Fuji Apple flavor

DRY Sparkling to debut Fuji Apple at Target, pushing craft soda trend forward

Sensient: is offering a range of flavours for well-known cocktails

Sensient adds 'mocktails' flavours range

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