Beverages in the Coca-Cola Company's PlantBottle packaging are now arriving in stores worldwide.
Coca-Cola aims to produce two billion of the special PET plastic bottles by the end of next year.
The new bottles are 100 per cent recyclable and are helping to cut down the company's use of the non-renewable source petroleum as they are made partially from plants.
Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer at the Coca-Cola Company, said: "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."
The packaging has been rolled out in a number of countries, including Denmark, where Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light and Coca-Cola Zero in 500ml and two-litre sizes are now available in PlantBottles. [...more]
APB Appoints New General Manager for Shanghai Asia Pacific Brewery Co. Ltd Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (APB) is pleased to announce that Mr Samson Wong will assume the position of General Manager, Shanghai Asia Pacific Brewery Co. Ltd (SAPB) from 16 November 2009. As the General Manager of SAPB, Mr Wong will be responsible for […] [...more]
Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd, China's second-largest beer brewer, and Japanese alcoholic beverage producer Asahi Breweries Ltd held a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday to consolidate their cooperation, sources reported. [...more]
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The Coca-Cola Co. has confirmed the opening of a still beverage production plant in China, which marks the company's largest single investment in still beverage production facilities in the country.
Late last week, Coca-Cola opened Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing (Wuhan) Co., Ltd in the Wuhan region of the country. The facility represents Coca-Cola's 39th bottling plant in its Chinese operations, and cost around CNY600m (US$88m).
Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing (Wuhan) is a joint venture with Coca-Cola's bottlers in China. When fully operational the Wuhan plant will have four sterile production lines to produce still beverages, including the recently-announced Minute Maid Pulpy Milky, Minute Maid, Qoo, Nestea, and Original Leaf Tea (Yuan Ye). [...more]
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced an agreement with President (Shanghai) Trading to launch Lucozade across China.
SHANGHAI -Coca-Cola said Tuesday two former employees of its Shanghai bottling company had been arrested for corruption.
The two employees worked for Shanghai Shenmei Beverage and Food Co., which is licensed to produce Coca-Cola in China and which is part-owned by the US soft drink giant, a Hong Kong-based spokesman for Coca-Cola said.
"We can confirm that two former employees at our Shanghai (Shenmei) bottling plant have been detained by the police [...more]
China Resources Snow Breweries Ltd. has appointed SABMiller's Asia chief as its new chairman. Ari Mervis will leave his post as managing director of SABMiller Asia to become chairman of CR Snow Breweries with immediate effect. [...more]
China’s leading beer maker Tsingtao Brewery Co brewed up a 68 percent jump in net profit in the first half of this year as it sold more beer following a series of mergers and acquisitions. The nation’s biggest brewery by market value said Friday its first-half profit rose to 639.8 million yuan (US$94 million) from […] [...more]
China Resources Snow Breweries, SabMiller's joint venture in China with China Resources Enterprise, has appointed Ari Mervis as chairman. [...more]
Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (APB) today announced an attributable net profit after exceptional items (ANP) of S$51.9 million for the third quarter ended 30 June 2009 [...more]
Owens-Illinois, Inc., (NYSE: OI) has selected Paul Wang to serve as the company's managing director in China.
Wang joins O-I from International Paper, where he held a number of senior level positions in sales and marketing, business development, government relations and general management. [...more]