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Coming Soon: Do-It-Yourself Coca-Cola

World’s largest beverage maker is popping into a new market with plans to let consumers make the company’s drinks at home

On Wednesday, Feb 5 Coca-Cola announced its plan to purchase 10 percent of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for $1.25 billion. Green Mountain is famous for its single-serving coffee makers and coffee products, but the company has also been working on a machine for cold drinks. The sale is part of an agreement that will bring the soda maker’s famous brands to the quickly-growing at-home market.

Coca-Cola vows to work with key sugar suppliers to respect community land rights

The Coca-Cola Company vowed to cooperate with key sugar suppliers Tate & Lyle Sugars, Trapiche and Bunge after 225.000 people signed petitions as part of Oxfam's campaign to get big food and beverage firms to respect community land rights- notably in regard to sugar, which along with soy and palm oil demands the most land for direct food production- and Coke has committed to system-wide change.

TCCC pledged to perform social and environmental assessments across its supply chain starting in critical sourcing regions like Colombia, Guatemala, Brazil, India, South Africa and Thailand and also publicly reveal its biggest sugarcane suppliers.

Merger of bottlers and the future of employment in Spain and Japan and union rights issues in Guatemala mark the IUF/ Coca-Cola April 2013, Atlanta meeting

Together with the IUF secretariat unions representing Coca-Cola workers in Spain, Japan, Guatemala, Argentina and USA met with senior labour relations management at Coca-Cola's headquarters in Atlanta for the first twice-yearly meetings of 2013.

Progress around occupational health and safety issues and improved labour-management relations at the local bottler in Morocco with the IUF affiliated UMT were welcomed. Nonetheless the IUF Secretariat and the UMT remain focused on union organizing and rights issues for Coca-Cola Morocco operations.

Coca-Cola Company makes first direct investment in US dairy brands

The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with US-based Select Milk producers to invest in growing the Core power high protein milk shake brand and create a complementary value-added nutritional dairy portfolio.

Atlanta: November 1st IUF/TCCC meeting addresses outstanding issues notably in the Philippines and Guatemala

At the most recent bi-annual meetings between IUF and TCCC in Atlanta, the IUF delegation called for further concrete results from the now well-established Atlanta process. The IUF stressed that without concrete and positive outcomes for Coca-Cola workers the process will become meaningless.

ROUTE TO MARKET SURVEY – PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Please find the preliminary results of the IUF "Route to Market" survey for Coca-Cola system in English and Spanish.

COCA-COLA GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Please find Coca-Cola global developments report for the period of March-October 2012 here.

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