Coke acquires Costa Coffee for $5B

The Coca-Cola Company today announced it has reached an agreement for the acquisition of London-based coffee company Costa Limited. The deal, valued at $5.1 billion, is the largest brand acquisition in the company’s history and is expected to close in the first half of 2019. The move represents a new frontier for the world’s largest beverage company, as it moves into brick-and-mortar retail for the first time and takes over a complex global supply chain in coffee, a highly competitive category.

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Tyson Buying Keystone Foods for $2.16 Billion

Tyson Foods Inc. on Aug. 20 revealed an agreement to buy Keystone Foods, a major supplier to foodservice customers, from Marfrig Global Foods for $2.16 billion in cash.

Headquartered in West Chester, Pa., Keystone supplies chicken, beef, fish and pork to some of the world’s leading quick-service restaurant chains, as well as retail and convenience store channels. McDonald’s was among its top clients. Its product portfolio includes chicken nuggets, wings and tenders; beef patties; and breaded fish fillets.

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PepsiCo acquires SodaStream for $3.2 Billion

Over the years Coke’s acquisitions have shown the company has guts, spunk, and chutzpah. Now they’ve got Moxie. The Coca-Cola Company has purchased cult favorite soda brand Moxie from independent bottler Coca-Cola of Northern New England (CCNNE) for an undisclosed sum, the company announced today. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

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Keurig Dr Pepper completes Merger between Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group

BURLINGTON, Mass. & PLANO, Texas — Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE: KDP) today announced the successful completion of the merger between Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The transaction creates the seventh-largest company in the U.S. food and beverage sector and third-largest beverage company in North America, with annual revenues of approximately $11 billion.

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