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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Новости международного рынка напитков – 17 ноября 2009 года

SkyPeople Fruit Juice has posted an increase in income for the third quarter of 2009

In response to complaints from 18 Attorneys General that alcohol infused energy drinks cause dangerous behaviour and injury, the FDA has challenged makers of those drinks to prove that their beverages are safe [more]

Starbucks запускает версию своего растворимого кофе Via без кофеина в конце ноября на рынках США и Канады [more]

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Coca-Cola Begins Global Launch of Innovative PlantBottle

The Coca-Cola Company announced today that beverages in its innovative PlantBottle™ packaging are beginning to arrive on store shelves in select markets throughout the world, initiating the Company’s journey toward a goal of producing 2 billion of the special PET plastic bottles by the end of 2010.

PlantBottle PET plastic bottles are made partially from plants, which reduces the Company’s dependence on a non-renewable resource – petroleum. Other benefits are that it is 100 percent recyclable, and preliminary research indicates that from the growing of the plant materials through to the production of the resin, the carbon footprint for the PlantBottle packaging is smaller than for bottles made with traditional PET.

“Today, we are taking a major step along our sustainable packaging journey as The Coca-Cola Company becomes the first-to-market with a recyclable PET plastic bottle made partially from plants,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company. “From Coke brands in Copenhagen to DASANI water in the Western United States, we are starting to roll out the first generation of the bottle of the future.”

Throughout Denmark, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light and Coca-Cola Zero in 500mL and 2L sizes are now available in the PlantBottle packaging. A variety of products, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fresca and DASANI will be in Western Canada in the PlantBottle beginning in December and for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. And for select markets in the Western United States, including Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, PlantBottle packaging will be used for sparkling brands and DASANI in several sizes, starting in January. Future launches are being planned in other markets, including Brazil, Japan and Mexico and for China’s Shanghai Expo in 2010.

PlantBottle samples also will be featured at the Company’s investor event, “A Growing World of Refreshment, a 2020 Vision,” which begins later today in Atlanta.

“The PlantBottle is precisely the kind of innovation that demonstrates how businesses can help address climate change and reduce stress on our precious natural resources,” said Kate Krebs, Director of Sustainable Resources for The Climate Group. “While Coca-Cola is just beginning to bring its plant-based PET plastic into the mix, this is a revolutionary solution that has the potential for long-term, meaningful benefits.”

PlantBottle packaging is currently made through a process that turns sugar cane and molasses, a by-product of sugar production, into a key component for PET plastic. The sugar cane being used comes from predominantly rain-fed crops that were processed into ethanol, not refined sugar. Ultimately, the Company’s goal is to use non-food, plant-based waste, such as wood chips or wheat stalks, to produce recyclable PET plastic bottles.

“Coca-Cola is currently sourcing raw materials for its PlantBottle from suppliers in Brazil, where third parties have verified that best-in-class agricultural practices are the norm," said Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President of Market Transformation for WWF. “Preserving natural resources through sustainable agriculture is essential for businesses like Coca-Cola as they search for ways to alleviate environmental challenges.”

While the bio-based component can account for up to 30 percent of the resulting PET plastic in PlantBottle packaging, the percentage varies for bottles that also contain recycled PET. For example, Denmark uses recycled content in its PlantBottle packaging. The combined plant-based and recycled content makes up 65 percent of the material, with 50 percent coming from recycled material and 15 percent from plant-based material.

For the PlantBottle packaging in the United States and Canada, up to 30 percent of the content in the PET plastic comes from plants.

“While the PlantBottle introduction and market launch put The Coca-Cola Company on the forefront of bio-based packaging innovation, we are continuing to strive to make an even better bottle,” said Scott Vitters, Director of Sustainable Packaging, The Coca-Cola Company. “Our vision is to continue innovating to achieve a bottle that is made with 100 percent plant-waste material while remaining completely recyclable.”

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO - News) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with nearly 500 sparkling and still brands. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s most valuable brand, the Company’s portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid and Georgia Coffee. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company’s beverages at a rate of nearly 1.6 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our website at www.thecoca-colacompany.com.

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Coca-Cola aims to double system revenue by 2020

Coca-Cola Co unveiled goals on Monday that call for the revenue generated by the company and its bottlers to double to roughly $200 billion by 2020, with profit margins increasing.

Coke also said it hopes to more than double the number of soft drink servings it sells to more than 3 billion per day by the end of 2020.

The world's largest soft drink maker discussed its targets for the next 10 years at a two-day investor meeting in Atlanta, its first such gathering in its hometown in more than a decade.

Chief Executive Muhtar Kent said the annual revenue growth rate implied by the 2020 goal is a little higher than the top end of Coke's standard long-term growth target, but he sought to assure investors and analysts that it is "definitely achievable."

"It's going to take a lot of work. It's going to take some fantastic marketing and a lot of synergies to be powered back into marketing," Kent said. "But we believe our system has the capacity to achieve that trajectory."

Kent said there were several worldwide trends that supported the accelerated growth in the medium- to long-term -- rising economic power of developing countries, increasing urbanization and a growing middle class.

For example, Chinese consumers drink an average of 8 servings of Coca-Cola per year, compared with 214 in the United States and 387 in Mexico.

In addition to its trademark cola brand, Coca-Cola has 12 other brands that currently generate over $1 billion in retail sales, including Sprite, Fanta, Dasani water, Powerade sports drink and Georgia coffee. By 2020, Coke said it should have about 30 brands with sales of $1 billion.

FOCUS ON MARKETING

Coke derives more than three-quarters of its revenue from international markets, and is therefore able to offset falling sales in the United States with strong growth in emerging markets like India, China and Brazil. The company said last week it was ramping up investment in Brazil.[ID:nN12295033]

Industrywide sales of carbonated soft drinks had been falling in the United States even before the recession slammed the brakes on consumer spending. Some consumers, taking heed of growing awareness of nutritional health, have opted for drinks such as bottled water, juice and tea.

Competition in the sagging U.S. market is about to heat up, since No. 2 soft drink maker PepsiCo Inc (PEP.N) recently agreed to buy Pepsi Bottling Group Inc (PBG.N) and PepsiAmericas Inc (PAS.N), its largest bottlers, in a bid to cut costs, after a decade of operating as separate companies.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009
Новости международного рынка напитков – 12 ноября 2009 года

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results. For the quarter, reported net sales were down 4%. Net sales increased 2% on a currency neutral basis and excluding the loss of Hansen product distribution. Pricing actions taken earlier in the year combined with 4% sales volume growth were offset by negative mix from higher sales of carbonated soft drink (CSD) concentrate and value juice. Segment operating profit, as adjusted, increased 31% reflecting lower packaging, ingredient and transportation costs, operating efficiencies, and favorable comparisons to discounts and inventory adjustments in the prior year period. Reported income from operations was $272 million compared to $213 million in the prior year period... [more]

Hansen Natural reported a net sales increase of 8.1% for Q3 rising to $307.9 m and gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 53.6% compared to 52.4 % for the same period in 2008 [more]

Evoid Drinks has launched Evoid Six, a fruit based cola, which is the first-ever cola to be officially endorsed by the government’s school regulations [more]

Lion Nathan profit surges 13%, operational review underway [more]

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Coca-Cola Hellenic's Q3 Net Slips 3 pct

Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH), the world's second-largest bottler of Coca-Cola, said on Thursday third-quarter net profit fell 3 percent, as demand softened in the economic downturn.

CCH said net profit was 206.1 million euros ($303.9 million), versus an average forecast of 205.4 million in a Reuters poll.

The global downturn has led to consumers cutting spending and to currency devaluations, hurting CCH's business, particularly in developing countries such as Russia and Nigeria, which account for about two thirds of CCH's sales.

"Although the economic outlook is still uncertain, the fundamentals of our business remain strong ... evidenced by the shares gains we achieved in the third quarter in the non-alcoholic, ready-to-drink beverage category," managing director Doros Constantinou said in a statement.

The group said third-quarter sales volume came in at 584 million unit cases, below analysts' average forecast of 611 million, helped by the acquisition of Italian bottler Socib.

Foreign exchange losses weighed on revenues, which fell 9 percent to 1.88 billion euros.

The stock trades at 15 times estimated 2009 earnings, versus a multiple of 12 for Coca Cola Enterprises , the world's largest bottler of Coke drinks, and a multiple of 15.6 for rival Pepsi Bottling , according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S data

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Новости международного рынка напитков – 11 ноября 2009 года

PepsiCo is pledging to pay at least $20 m for projects people create to “refresh” their communities. “Pepsi Refresh Project” will be used throughout next year to market Pepsi soft drinks [more]

PepsiCo has withdrawn the paperwork related to its buyouts of its two biggest bottlers to give regulators more time to review the deal. It said in a statement that it still expects to close the deals by late this year or early nest year [more]

7UP Gets in the Holiday Spirit With New Pomegranate 7UP Antioxidant [more]

Iceland Global Water Presents SNO High Natural Oxygen Content Bottled Water. Iceland Global Water has launched its Icelandic Glacier Water brand [more]

Ball Corporation has announced that it will buy Guangdong Jianlibao Group Co’s 65% stake in a metal beverage can and end plant in Sanshui [more]

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Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia to launch largest Eastern European plant at the end of November

November 09 2009 - Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia has said that it’s planning to open its new Russian soft drinks factory near the city of Rostov at the end of November, after the completion of all the needed construction works, according to Coca-Cola’s Communications Manager Xenia Zenkova.

According to her, currently the degree of completion of the plant is estimated at the level 90-95%. However, on order to put into operation the plant will be subject to some technical formalities, said Zenkova. According to her, the plant still needs to obtain licenses and certificates for its future products.

The design capacity of the first stage will exceed 300 million liters of soft drinks per year with six production lines. During the next five years the company is planning to build a second stage with two production lines, increasing the total capacity of the plant up to 500 million liters of soft drinks and beverages annually.

The new plant will create up to 1,000 jobs with major sales markets in the south of Russia, as well as the south-eastern part of Ukraine.

The Rostov’s project will be the 14th Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia plant and the largest in Eastern Europe. In addition to soft drinks and beverages the new plant will specialize in the production of natural juices, however juice production and the installation of bottling lines will require some additional investments.

The total cost of the project will exceed 4.2 billion rubles (EUR 90 millions)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Coca-Cola announces single-serve Minute Maid

Coca-Cola North America is to expand its Minute Maid Enhanced Juice and Juice Drink line in 2010 by introducing 12 fl oz shrink-wrapped bottles for its three most popular varieties
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