Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Hebei Province Fully Operational

Coca-Cola’s biggest bottling plant in north China began operating Thursday [30 November 2017] in Xianghe County of Hebei Province, southeast of Beijing. The plant will produce bottled water, Coke and Sprite, mainly to serve Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and neighboring regions, according to Luan Xiuju, president of COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages, a joint venture of Coca-Cola and

Refrigerated Train Service Begins in Xinjiang Region with the Importation of Concentrate Juice

The first refrigerated-container train in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region left Horgos Saturday [10 June 2017] for the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. The train with 40 refrigerated-containers is 620 meters long. It carried about 1,160 tonnes of concentrate juice from the border port of Horgos to Hangzhou…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017 Key Point

Coca-Cola to Refranchise its Chinese Bottling Operations with COFCO and Swire Group

To improve the efficiency and scale of its local partners, the world’s largest beverage group The Coca-Cola Co signed an agreement on Saturday [19 November 2016] to refranchise all its bottling operations in China, in a move to return its focus to the company’s core strengths, said senior executives…Full Article: China Daily Nov 2016 Key

China Foods May Sell its Stakes in 10 Coca-Cola Bottling Companies

State-owned China Foods Ltd is considering a sale of its stakes in Coca-Cola bottling factories, a move that would reshape its near duopoly on the mainland with Swire Pacific Ltd since the beverage giant began to refranchise its bottling operations. China Foods is considering selling stakes in 10 Coca-Cola bottling companies in the country through

Coca-Cola Products in China Found with High Levels of Benzoic Acid, a Food Preservative

Excessive amounts of Benzoic acid caused nine soft drinks manufactured by the Coco-Cola Company to fail quality inspections and be withdrawn from sale, according to recent report published by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine…Full Article: ECNS.cn July 2016 Key Points The tainted Coca-Cola soft drinks included Sunkist brands of strawberry, orange,