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Sugary drinks linked to higher stroke risk

  Women who imbibe sugary soft drinks almost every day are 83 percent more likely to have a certain type of stroke than women who rarely drink sodas and other sweetened beverages, according to a Japanese study.  

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Coca-Cola backs African water programs

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation has announced that $6 million will be dedicated to water and sanitation partnerships for improving the lives of nearly 250,000 women and girls in Africa. Through RAIN, which will provide at least 2 million p

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AUB hosts seminar on business partnerships

The American University of Beirut (AUB) and Coca-Cola recently held a marketing seminar entitled ‘Business Partnerships for Development: The Case of the National Beverage Company (NBC) in the West Bank and Gaza,’. The panel was open to AUB

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DRC to build $109m soft drinks factory

Dubai Refreshment Company (DRC), the sole franchisee of PepsiCo products in Dubai and Northern Emirates, will build a new, Dh400 million soft drinks factory and warehouse facility at Dubai Investments Park (DIP). DRC has acquired 140,000 s

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Bahrain soft drinks probe to go public

Bahrain will make public the outcome of a probe into why two soft drinks giants raised their prices here by 50 per cent, officials have revealed. Industry and Commerce Ministry officials have been studying Coca Cola and Pepsi's account

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Bahrain soft drinks plant given all-clear

A soft drinks factory that was shut down more than three weeks ago after 'foreign bodies' were found in one of its products is to reopen soon, it was revealed. The Health Ministry has given the Refreshment Trading Company bottling

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Soft drinks plant in Bahrain will stay closed

A soft drinks factory in Bahrain that was shut down nine days ago after 'foreign bodies' were found in one of its products could remain closed for another week, it has emerged. Fungus was found in a bottle of Crush bought at a Muha

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Soft drink majors to help with Bahrain price probe

Soft drink giants Coca Cola and Pepsi have agreed to fully co-operate and share necessary details with the Bahrain government to prove their recent price hike is inevitable. Industry and Commerce ministry has instructed both companies to s

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Sugar guidelines could hurt soft drink firms

The American Heart Association's recommendation to cut back dramatically on sugar may be a blow or opportunity for soft drink makers, who have been accused of helping fuel the US obesity epidemic. Hurt by an ailing economy and exp

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Coke credits emerging markets for high earnings

Muhtar Kent, president and CEO of Coca-Cola International, has attributed the soft drinks giant's 14 per cent third quarter earnings growth to the company’s adaptability to local markets around the world. The Turkish national, who assu

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