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

Coca-Cola and COFCO Joint-Venture Opens Bottling Plant in Hunan Province

Coca-Cola, the global leader in the beverage industry, announced Tuesday [11 April 2017] that its biggest bottling plant in central China began operating in Hunan Province. The new plant is designed to accommodate nine production lines — four for water products, four for sparkling beverages and one for juice and juice drinks. Four lines were

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of Benzoic acid caused nine soft drinks manufactured by the Coco-Cola Company to fail quality inspections and be withdrawn from sale, according to recent report published by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine…Full Article: July 2016 Key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

COFCO and Coca-Cola Factory in Gansu Province Accused of Manipulating Water Pollution Data

Officials at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Northwest China’s Gansu Province said on Thursday [22 October 2015] a faulty use of online monitoring equipment led to inaccurate sewage data, after it was accused by local environmental authorities of forging data. An internal investigation found that the employee on duty discovered unstable data of monitored sewage,

Coca-Cola to Invest US$4 Billion in China in Three Years

Coca-Cola will invest $4 billion in China in three years as the beverage maker responds to the nation’s new normal of economic growth with greater innovations and investments. Henrique Braun, president of Coca-Cola Greater China and South Korea, said Coca-Cola continues to be “excited about the growth opportunities in China”…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2015

Coca-Cola to Buyout Chinese Fruit & Veg Drink Producer for US$400 Million

Coca-Cola has stepped into the market for health beverages in China by acquiring China Culiangwang Beverages, according to the Chinese-language Securities Daily. Coca-Cola has followed in the footsteps of Softbank, which took over another market leader, Deyufang, upon its establishment in 2010…Full Article: WantChinaTimes Apr 2015 Key Point Coca Cola will purchase Culiangwang (fruit and