In India, Coca-Cola has decided to suspend bottling operations at three units located in three different states of the country. One of these units, in the city of Kaladera in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, has been the target of a years-long community-led campaign that blames the company for exacerbating water shortages in the area. Coca-Cola says the plant closure is due to long term economic non-viability.
The Coca-Cola Co has deepened its presence in India's dairy market with the pilot launch of flavoured milk Vio.
Soda and juice maker Coca-Cola is working on an ambitious plan for the Indian market — an entry into the pure dairy segment, which will pit it against Amul, Britannia and Nestle. The maker of Thums Up cola and Minute Maid juice plans to introduce its global milk-based beverage brand Vio in India — without any carbonation.
The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) organized an annual rally and march on December 7, 2014 to call for the right to collective bargaining and to demand 7% pay rise.