The drinks company has followed the likes of Ribena into the ice cream market
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Sunday 29 May 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
The focus group, beloved of Tony Blair and New Labour, has become an invaluable tool of research. Whenever a car company wants to re-name its family saloon, or when a confectionery firm would like to launch a new chocolate bar, or – more pertinently – when a newspaper seeks to make itself even more attractive to potential readers, it is to the focus group they turn.
Friday 11 March 2011
Monday 07 March 2011
The soft drinks group Coca-Cola Enterprises has announced plans to set up Europe's biggest plastic-bottle recycling plant in North Lincolnshire by entering into a new joint venture with ECO Plastics. The plant will double the amount of recycled plastic currently produced in the UK – from about 35,000 tonnes last year to more than 75,000 tonnes.
Friday 25 February 2011
The local assembly in the state of Kerala yesterday approved a bill setting up a tribunal to look into compensation claims by residents complaining that a Coca-Cola bottling plant caused environmental damage.
Saturday 12 February 2011
Costs stemming from the acquisition of the UK chocolate business Cadbury left the US food giant Kraft with a 24 per cent drop in Q4 profits.
Sunday 30 January 2011
An American oil businessman wants to buy the recently closed Malvern Water bottling plant from Coca-Cola to restore the brand, drunk by royals for 400 years, to its former glory.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
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Sunday 23 January 2011
Drugs giant AstraZeneca is expected to post a pre-tax profit of £7.5bn when it reports full-year figures this week.
Thursday 20 January 2011
When future historians look for ways to illustrate how late 20th/early 21st-century hyper-capitalism worked they might well reach for an old Starbucks coffee cup. Starbucks began life as a small coffee shop in Seattle in 1971. In the 1990s it embarked on a global expansion, with almost 17,000 stores opening in 55 countries. Such was the chain's success that it began to diversify out of coffee and started selling books and music.
Wednesday 01 December 2010
Designated drivers will be offered a buy one, get one free deal on soft drinks in pubs as part of the Government's Christmas anti-drink-drive campaign launched today.
Monday 08 November 2010
Monday 27 September 2010
Coca-Cola Enterprises, which bottles and distributes the world's most popular soft drink, is considering a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Saturday 21 August 2010
With budget tour operators grabbing the headlines for all the wrong reasons at the moment, I can understand a degree of scepticism when it comes to cheap holiday offers. However, following its spectacular two-for-one sale last Thursday, LastMinute.com is pushing ahead with further hotel discounts. The "Secret Hotel" offer is based on the fact a customer only knows the city, star rating and dates of their holiday until after they book. In return for effectively booking the hotel blind, holidaymakers get up to 45 per cent off their stay. Visit http://bit.ly/5kul4 for more information.
Friday 06 August 2010
A soft drinks producer has seen a 39 per cent rise in profits thanks to an increase in Middle Eastern demand for Vimto fruit squash in the run-up to Ramadan.
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