Coca-Cola intends to buy the stake global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev holds in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the two companies announced October 11, 2016. The proposed deal follows AB InBev's mega-takeover of SABMiller to create the world's biggest beer company.
Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world by sales volume, announces that its Brazilian subsidiary, Spal Industria Brasileira de Bebidas S.A.(Spal), has reached an agreement with the shareholders of Vonpar to acquire 100% of Vonpar, one of the largest privately owned bottlers in the Brazilian Coca-Cola system, for an aggregate enterprise value of R$3,578 million and an approximate equity value of R$3,508 million (which is subject to confirmation on debt, cash and other customary adjustments between signing and closing). During the last twelve months ended June 30, 2016, Vonpar sold 190 million unit cases of beverages, including 23 million unit cases of beer, generating R$2,026 million in net revenues and an EBITDA of R$335 million.
Coca-Cola will be investing EUR 26 million in in its Ballina Beverages facility in Ireland in order to produce Coca-Cola Freestyle machines.
Coca-Cola European Partners announced on May 28, 2016 that the combination of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke is now complete.
Coca-Cola Co. shook up its management on May 24, 2016 replacing the heads of its Asia and Africa businesses, in the first major move by President and Chief Operating Officer James Quincey to put his stamp on the beverage giant.
Mr. Quincey, who now looks more likely than ever to succeed Coke Chief Executive Muhtar Kent, also is realigning the international structure.
The company is creating a consolidated Europe, Middle East and Africa group in the latest attempt to boost profit and revenue amid sluggish soda sales.
Court denies request to stop city from requiring health warnings on advertisements
San Francisco is set to become the first U.S. city to require health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugar-added drinks after the beverage industry failed Tuesday to get a court order to stop it.