Beverage World presents the latest news from across the worldwide beverage market.

After 11 Years, Amatil's Davis May Step Down

Speculation is rife that Australia's biggest soft drink bottler, Coca-Cola Amatil, will have a new boss by the end of the year. The talk is that Terry Davis, 54, who has been in the top job for more than 11 years - and is one of the country's longest serving chief executives - is close to calling time. (Sydney Morning Herald)


Big Soda Makers Vying for Kenyan Market

A Sh2.6 billion ($30 million) soft drinks manufacturing plant launched by Pepsi on Monday is expected to stiffen competition in the country’s non-alcoholic beverages industry as Coca-Cola also has operations in the country. (Ventures)


Unified Coke Bottler Given Go-Ahead in Spain

The National Competition Commission (CNC) has approved the merger process of the seven Spanish Coca-Cola bottlers into one company. This decision marks the culmination of an integration process undertaken approximately two years ago. Its purpose was to strengthen the business structure in Spain through a more efficient model.


Disney Names Joffrey's Official Specialty Coffee

Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. and Disney have entered into a long-term strategic alliance that makes Joffrey’s the official specialty coffee of Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort and Disney Vacation Club properties. Through this agreement, Joffrey’s becomes the first Disney Corporate Alliance sponsor in the category of specialty coffee and will have expanded presence at select Disney dining locations and resort hotels.