Brand Coca-Cola up 1 percent in North America in second quarter
July 22, 2014
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, reported its second-quarter and year-to-date 2014 operating results. In its quarterly financial statement, the company reported worldwide volume growth of 3 percent for the second quarter and 2 percent year to date, with gained value share in non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages.
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The current economic climate coupled with governmental and consumer concerns about health and wellness created a tough environment for the carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) market this year, according to analysts.
Eclectic mix of music artists unites to celebrate soccer
June 10, 2014
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo's Pepsi brand released its complete 11-track “Beats of the Beautiful Game” album, an exclusive collection of anthemic songs by chart-topping musicians inspired by the energy and spirit of football, which is known as soccer in the United States.
New collaboration with The Coca-Cola Co. features Sprite, orange and cherry flavors
May 28, 2014
7-Eleven Inc., Dallas, added the new Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee to its lineup of frozen beverages lineup. Inspired by the limited-edition Sprite flavor developed between The Coca-Cola Co. and the NBA superstar, the new Slurpee also features the taste of traditional Sprite mixed with cherry and orange flavors, the company says.
Beverage company works to help 1 million people in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
May 27, 2014
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. and its philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation, are donating $300,000 to support international relief efforts in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina following massive flooding that has caused widespread devastation and destruction. In addition to this financial commitment, the company is donating 1.5 tons of its products to help the more than 1 million people in need.
New equipment expands number of locations suited for the fountain technology
May 16, 2014
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. added three new models to its Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain equipment portfolio to help expand the number of locations suited for the technology, the company says. Like the full-size Freestyle machines, the new countertop units offer multiple beverage choices, including low- and zero-calorie options, and an interactive touchscreen experience but in a smaller unit size. The new Coca-Cola Freestyle countertop dispensers will be piloted by the end of the year, the company says.