Leadership Transition for Coca-Cola North America

The Coca-Cola Company today announced that J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr. will retire as President of Coca-Cola North America (CCNA). He will be succeeded by James L. “Jim” Dinkins, who currently serves as President of the Minute Maid Business Unit and Chief Retail Sales Officer for CCNA.

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Folgers releases 6 new flavored coffees

Folgers, a brand of Orrville, Ohio-based J.M. Smucker Co., announced the release of Folgers Simply Gourmet flavored coffees. Folgers Simply Gourmet coffee gives coffee lovers the opportunity to enjoy delicious, natural flavored coffee, and to recreate their favorite fall coffee recipes with no artificial flavors, it says. Made with 100 percent premium Arabica beans, the coffees are perfectly paired and balanced with natural flavors to create six flavored coffees: Natural Vanilla, Natural Cinnamon, Natural Chocolate, Natural Caramel, Natural Chocolate Raspberry and Natural Mint.

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Coca-Cola Zero Sugar launches in the US

Coca-Cola is launching Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in the US: giving Coca-Cola Zero a ‘new name, new look and improved real Coca-Cola taste’. The launch comes as the company accelerates global expansion of low and no sugar sparkling soft drinks.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev acquires energy drink maker Hiball

One year after inking a deal with coffee giant Starbucks, the world’s largest beer company is making another investment in the non-alcoholic beverage segment. Anheuser-Busch InBev today announced plans to acquire Hiball Inc., a San Francisco-based beverage company founded in 2005 that markets a range of caffeinated beverages, including energy drinks, sparkling waters and cold brew coffees. The company also makes a line of non-caffeinated juices and seltzers, called Alta Palla.

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