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100 years of the Coca-Cola contour bottle

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola contour bottle. To celebrate this milestone the company has turned to Ardagh Group to manufacture a limited edition 25cl aluminium bottle. The original contour shape, designed by the Root Glass Company of Terre Haute, Indiana, won approval from Coca Cola in 1915. Since the […]

Coca-Cola UK to go colour coded

In 2015, Coca-Cola’s labels will change in the UK as it adopts the Department of Health’s voluntary front-of-pack labelling scheme and its colour coded system. When the scheme was announced last year, Coca-Cola considered signing up at the time but instead decided to continue with the Guideline Daily Amount system that was in use across […]

Hot sodas planned for Japan

Hot sodas are on the radar for at least two fillers in Japan this winter. Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. and Kirin Beverage Co. have both revealed plans to release hot canned drinks in time for Japan’s winter season. The drinks will be fizzy and non-alcoholic and are aimed at boosting sales during the colder months when […]

Can Pack sites pass Coca-Cola audits

Can Pack sites in Poland and Finland have been audited by soft drinks giant Coca-Cola. Earlier this year Can-Pack SA’s beverage can factory in Poland and its metal closures plant were successfully audited. This month a beverage can factory in Finland was the subject of a social audit, conducted in accordance with the principles contained […]

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Non-alcoholic cocktail cans released

Following the launch of its non-alcoholic cocktail range Feel Good Drinks has now brought out a can. The UK-based company says the 250ml cans will be released soon in Britain and are designed to sit on the mixer shelf in supermarket aisles. A new flavour strawberry daiquiri joins the current line up of mojito and […]

Health drive sees Coca-Cola cans slim down

Consumers wanting healthy drinks are being targeted by a slimmed down version of the Coca-Cola can. The traditional 330ml can has dropped 80ml to offer a slimline 250ml can for the first time in the UK. The new can is being introduced alongside the standard 330ml can and is being released nationwide from mid-July, with […]

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Pepsi cans still contain cancer-causing chemical

Pepsi has still not removed a potentially cancer causing chemical from its cola drink. According to research commissioned by the Centre for Environmental Health (CEH) rival drink Coca-Cola has changed its caramel colouring in the United States. But, outside of California, Pepsi is still using colouring with high levels of the cancer-causing 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI). California […]

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Coca-Cola cans return to Burma

Coca-Cola cans and bottles will be made and filled in Burma for the first time in more than 60 years after a deal was struck with the country’s ruling military junta. The country, which is also referred to internationally as Myanmar, will be home to a US$200 million investment in a bottling plant which will […]

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Coke unveils can that splits in two

Coca-Cola has released a new can as part of a campaign to encourage drinkers to share. The can, which appears to look like any other two-piece beverage tin, actually splits in two so it can be shared with a friend It has been designed as part of a advertising campaign by Ogilvy & Mather for […]

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New flavours for Fanta

Fanta has added two new flavours to its Fanta range. Fanta Peach and Apricot, which maker Coca-Cola claims, has tested extremely well with consumers will be available in 330ml cans. Fanta is also launching Fanta Red Fruits and making last year’s limited edition Mango and Passion Fruit a permanent addition to the range. Nick Canney, […]

Job cuts planned at CCE

Almost 300 jobs are at risk at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) after the soft drink filler announced it would end direct deliveries to restaurants. British trade union Unite described the move, which will affect sites in Bristol, East Kilbride, north London, Northampton, Sidcup and Wakefield, as “devastating”. The proposed job losses effect 288 people, 160 of […]

Caffeine-free coke launched

Coca-Cola is to extend its Coke Zero range with a new caffeine free version of the drink. Coke Zero is according to Coca Cola, the only soft drink on the North American market to post double-digit sales growth for five straight years. The launch of caffeine free Coke Zero is part of a broader strategy […]

Coke cans the most dropped

Cans of Coca Cola are the most dropped by litterbugs according to a new survey by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. For the first time the campaign invited volunteers to join surveying staff and more than 500 people signed up to count over 37,000 pieces of litter dropped around the UK. The survey, which was […]

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