The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, reports that its second quarter and year-to-date 2011 operating results are meeting or exceeding the company’s long-term growth targets and gaining volume and value share in total nonalcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages. Reported worldwide volume grew 6 percent in both the quarter and year-to-date. Excluding new cross-licensed brands in North America, primarily Dr Pepper brands, worldwide volume grew 5 percent in the quarter and year-to-date.
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, awarded several chance-of-a-lifetime opportunities to race fans during the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The Coke Zero Lap promotion awarded 17 experiential prizes, including a VIP visit to the rooftop of the speedway, tickets to the exclusive Daytona 500 Club and an honorary trip to visit Victory Lane following the race.
Pepsi Max, a product of PepsiCo, Purchase, N.Y., partnered with companies in the technology and music industries to create innovative experiences for attendees of last month’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
The January 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Bottler of the Year, as well as articles about juice smoothies, RTD cold-brew coffee, and supermarket growth. Check it out today!