BOI OKs Coca-Cola’s PET recycling facility project

The Board of Investments has approved the P2.3 billion PETValue recycling facility project of Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. and Indorama Ventures Packaging Corp. in Cavite......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 25th, 2020Related News

Coca-Cola to cut 2,000 jobs globally

Coca-Cola said Thursday it will cut 2,200 jobs as part of a restructuring as it prepares for a better post-pandemic market in 2021 following this year’s sales hit. The downsizing, the latest by a large US company amid the pandemic, will impact about 2.6 percent of Coca-Cola’s global workforce and will eliminate 1,200 US jobs, […] The post Coca-Cola to cut 2,000 jobs globally appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 18th, 2020Related News

Pepsi delists shares

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. will delist from the Philippine Stock Exchange effective today......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 17th, 2020Related News

Coca-Cola delivery just a click away

Coca-Cola Philippines has extensively scaled up its e-commerce presence to better respond to consumers whose needs and shopping behavior have altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechNov 20th, 2020Related News

Coca-Cola on track with energy efficiency goal in PH

Coca-Cola is committed to growing its business the right way and not just the easy way. In keeping with this principle, the company has been implementing and working on various initiatives that contribute to the achievement of global sustainability goals---in water, energy, women empowerment, and packaging......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceNov 15th, 2020Related News

Sarah G spreads holiday cheer

While Christmas this year finds us in unusual and radically different times, it’s worth remembering that despite the difficulties and challenges we face, the real essence of the season—of love, sharing, and that renewed feeling hope—will never change no matter what. This is the timely and meaningful message of the special Christmas song from Coca-Cola, performed by none other than one of the biggest pop stars of our time, Sarah Geronimo......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesNov 10th, 2020Related News

Sari-sari stores for micro-retailers launched

The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc., Smart Communications, Unilever, Hapinoy, PASCO Philippines Corp., and US investment banking firm Jefferies LLC recently launched a joint Sari-Sari Store program aiming to jumpstart the early recovery of 400 micro-retailers in the Greater Manila area by giving them the opportunity to avail up to P10,000 worth of retailer packages. The launch was held as part of a virtual orientation for over 330 Hapinoy sari-sari store partners......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceOct 30th, 2020Related News

The iSTAR program: Empowering more micro-entrepreneurs amid a crisis

It was in 2011 when a consortium led by Coca-Cola Philippines and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority came together to form what was to become the Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resource program. Part of the Company’s 5by20 global initiative, the STAR program soon proved to be a truly impactful undertaking that exceeded the expectations of partners and stakeholders. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechOct 28th, 2020Related News

Coke PH expands Balik Pinas program for repatriated OFWs

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI)—the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country—has expanded its Balik Pinas program to national scale to reach more repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and help them start their own business at home. Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “Coca-Cola’s commitment to Filipinos has only grown stronger, in weathering this crisis together,” said Gareth McGeown, CCBPI President and CEO. “We will help and support where we can. Through Balik Pinas, our goal is to help repatriated OFWs who have lost their livelihood abroad to start anew, via owning and operating their own business and be successful here, at home, with their families.” With the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), CCBPI aims to reach more OFWs who are interested to start their own business through Balik Pinas. Data from the Department of Foreign Affairs show that as of September 2020, over 190,000 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated. Balik Pinas gives opportunities to OFWs to be part of the Coca-Cola family as a distributor, wholesaler, or a community reseller. Balik Pinas is a journey that the company and new entrepreneurs take together at every step—from setting up the business, to sustaining it, to ensuring growth. Coca-Cola assists former OFWs in choosing a suitable business model for their area, helps in managing their cash flow and inventory, and sees to it that they are given proper guidance and training until they are fully ready and equipped to operate on their own—all in all, a sustainable and profitable business founded on practical support from a global beverage brand. According to Carlos Rivera, CCBPI Territory Sales Team in Naga City, the Balik Pinas Program started as a small-scale initiative in Naga City to help former OFWs. Just a couple of months after returning home, Carlos Manzano and his family was able to set up their business as Coca-Cola distributor through the Balik Pinas Program, which Carlos said has reshaped his life and outlook forever. IN PHOTO: Carlos and their family’s multi-cab routing unit with the Coca-Cola Naga Sales team. When the program’s pilot rollout started, the Manzanos—brothers Carlos and Jazz, and their father Lito—were among the pioneer members. Carlos and Jazz had both been working for several years in Qatar until the COVID-19 pandemic shook the trajectory of their career and, consequently, the well-being of their families. Together with their father, Lito, who also used to be an overseas worker, they set up a beverage distribution business in their hometown Naga City. Their optimism, as with any new business venture, was tempered with anxiety over how it would all turn out—especially with the considerable challenge of launching during such tenuous times until Rivera offered them membership to the Balik Pinas Program of Coca-Cola. Now, the Manzanos are running a profitable business as Coca-Cola distributors. “Even when I had to leave Qatar suddenly because of the lay-offs, I always envisioned that I would head back to work there when things settle. But with Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas, I have a livelihood that doesn’t take me away from my family as being an OFW had,” said Carlos.  Lito can still remember his first order of 60 cases of Coke products. Now, the Manzano  family business has grown to an average of 4,000 cases a month, just five months after they started—a feat magnified for it being in the middle of a pandemic and strict quarantine measures. The Manzanos have also since invested in routing units to augment their business’s capabilities—a multicab and a tricycle. Since starting his business in 2019, Billy Belleza (left), is now one of the prominent Coca-Cola distributors in his area and has added another mini truck to serve more routes and deliveries. Billy is one of the pioneers of Coca-Cola’s Balik Pinas program. Another Balik Pinas program pioneer member is Billy Belleza who decided to return to the country after working for 20 years in Brunei. “I am really thankful that Coca-Cola reached out to me to be a part of this. They have never failed to present opportunities for me and my business to grow since I decided to take part in the Balik Pinas Program. My sales actually soared this year,” said Belleza, who is also based in Naga City. According to Rivera, Balik Pinas Program was really designed for returning OFWs like Billy, Carlos, and Jazz and their families to set up and run a viable business at home. “With their success and in light of current events, this program was expanded to operate on a national scale, so the company can lend assistance to repatriated OFWs and their families as they weather through new challenges brought on by the pandemic,” Rivera said. Coca-Cola has consistently sought to create programs to support MSMEs, more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted countless lives and livelihoods. With programs like Balik Pinas, Coca-Cola remains firm in their commitment to help local communities, contributing to the restart of the national economy—by way of reaching out to Filipinos.  To know more about the program, you may reach Coca-Cola’s contact center at (02)-8813-COKE (2653). For SMART/PLDT users: toll-free number: 1800-1888-COKE (2653); and for GLOBE users: toll-free number: 1800-8888-COKE (2653). You may also contact 0919-160-COKE (2653) via SMS......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 24th, 2020Related News

Coca-cola on track with energy efficiency initiatives in the PH

Coca-Cola is committed to growing its business the right way and not just the easy way. In keeping with this principle, the Company has been implementing and working on various initiatives that contribute to the achievement of global sustainability goals—in water, energy, women empowerment, and packaging. Coca-Cola remains especially passionate about ecological protection and preserving […] The post Coca-cola on track with energy efficiency initiatives in the PH appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsOct 22nd, 2020Related News

PSE denies Pepsi request to withdraw trading suspension

The Philippine Stock Exchange said Thursday it rejected the lifting of trading suspension on soft drinks maker Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. to facilitate its delisting......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceOct 16th, 2020Related News

Pepsi-Cola unveils online platform to reach drinkers

"With mobility restrictions brought about by varying phases of lockdown, we have decided to adopt e-commerce to our overall operations...,” Frederick Ong, company president said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceOct 6th, 2020Related News

Coca-Cola enables online learning with desktop donation

In light of the pandemic, and in order to ease how COVID-19 has been reshaping our way of life, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) has intensified its People First policy—extending continuous support to its associates and to the communities it serves. Most recently, the Company donated 200 desktop units to its rank-and-file employees, which will serve as valuable tools for families struggling to facilitate distance learning for their children, as face-to-face classroom sessions remain on hold......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechSep 30th, 2020Related News

Ed Villegas: The ‘Mad Marx’ with a heart for the poor

“He asked us to read Karl Marx’s Das Kapital and made us compute how workers are systematically exploited using a case study of Cola-Cola employees. “He told us it is important to master them not to graduate with latin honors but to be able to contribute whenever we meet workers and farmers. Praxis, always.” The post Ed Villegas: The ‘Mad Marx’ with a heart for the poor appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2020Related News

Pepsi Cola PH board approves shares delisting

Beverage manufacturer Pepsi Cola Products Philippines Inc., which is majority-owned by South Korea’s Lotte Chilsung Beverage Co. Ltd., said Thursday it will delist its shares from the Philippine Stock Exchange......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceSep 11th, 2020Related News

Coca-Cola PH digitalizes operations

Beverage producer Coca-Cola Philippines has made its initial move to digitalize operations in making operations seamless and more efficient, powered by the latest technology to empower company associates to adapt to the changing business landscape during and post-COVID-19......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceSep 6th, 2020Related News

Dubai, Palawan candidates for PBA bubble

Among those that have already expressed interest in partnering with the pro league is the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 28th, 2020Related News

PBA restart in Dubai?

As it checks out possible sites for the planned PBA bubble for the disrupted Philippine Cup, the pro league found one prospective hub overseas in the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 27th, 2020Related News

RC Cola maker buys 100% of Kitchen City

Macay Holdings Inc., the parent company of ARC Refreshments Corp., has acquired Kitchen City, a leading canteen concessionaire in the country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 21st, 2020Related News

Pepsi turns around with P298 million profit

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. reported a net income of P298.7 million in 2019, a reversal of the P199.5 million loss incurred the previous year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 21st, 2020Related News