Coca-Cola to cut 1,200 jobs after fizzy drink sales fell 1%

James Quincey will become CEO of The Coca-Cola Company on May 1. Picture: Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola says it will cut approximately 1,200 jobs after global carbonated drink sales fell 1% in the quarter to March 31.

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Coca-Cola to cut 1,200 jobs after fizzy drink sales fell 1%

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