Tag Archive for Coca-Cola

Israeli Lawfare Group Threatens Coca-Cola Over BDS Threats

Legal rights group sends strongly worded letter to The Coca-Cola Company after Palestinian franchise head’s public calls promoting a boycott of Israel.

By Tova Dvorin

 

Israeli legal rights group Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center has threatened to sue Coca-Cola on Monday, after Palestinian Arab franchise leader Zahi Khouri openly called for a boycott against Israel.

Arabic Coca-Cola - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Arabic Coca-Cola – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Attorneys Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and Robert Tolchin sent a strongly worded warning letter to Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, over Khouri’s actions.

“This letter is a warning to the Coca-Cola Company that it should rescind its franchise agreement with the Palestinian National Beverage Company, headed by Zahi Khouri, who openly advocates for BDS against Israel,” the letter warns. 

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Coca-Cola to build $20 million factory in Gaza

 

Palestinian National Beverage Company oversees new machinery entering Gaza that will be used to equip the Strip’s first Coca-Cola plant that is expected to employ 360 Palestinians by 2016.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff

 

With Israel’s approval, Palestinians began importing machinery on Monday to equip the Gaza Strip’s first Coca-Cola plant for an anticipated 2015 launch of operations.

Israel's Coca-Cola products - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Israel’s Coca-Cola products – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Israel to advance Coke plant for Gazans

 

Israel hopes new Coca-Cola factory at the Karni industrial area, creating jobs for 3,000 Palestinians, will spur economic growth in Gaza & decrease terrorism.

By Yossi Yehoshua

 

The construction of a Coca Cola factory in the Gaza Strip, set to create jobs for thousands of Palestinians, will begin this week after it has been green-lighted by Israel’s defense establishment.

Israel's Coca-Cola products - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Israel’s Coca-Cola products – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

A Palestinian entrepreneur had to submit a request to build the factory to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon then decided to accept COGAT head Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai’s recommendation. Continue Reading »

Coca-Cola Israel investigated on anti-trust charges

 

Coca-Cola charged with cross-promoting their Tara Dairy products by making attractive soft-drink discounts, subject to purchasing Tara products.

 

The Antitrust Commission is investigating allegations that the Central Bottling Company (Coca-Cola Israel) exploited its dominance in the beverage market by forcing require retailers who bought its drinks to also buy products from its Tara Dairy division.
Israel's Coca-Cola products - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Israel’s Coca-Cola products – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The local bottler of Coca-Cola products, which is controlled by Muzi Wertheim, recently spent around 1 billion shekels ($284 million) to boost Tara’s market share.

The Central Bottling Company told TheMarker that it was not aware of any antitrust investigation being conducted against it but welcomed any inquiries from the Antitrust Commission, adding that the company maintains regular contact with the agency.

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Coca-Cola buys SodaStream’s competitor for $1.25b

World’s largest soft-drink maker purchases Green Mountain, which is soon to launch a SodaStream-like home soda machine.

By Reuters and TheMarker 

Israel’s SodaStream, which has suffered a rough month amid profit warnings and the controversy over its West Bank factory, got some more bad news on Wednesday when Coca-Cola said it would be buying a stake in a company readying to launch a cold drink machine for home use.

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola products – IsraelandStuff/PP

The world’s biggest maker of soft drinks – whose products have been targeted by SodaStream commercials – is taking a 10% stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, best known for its popular Keurig one-cup coffee brewer. Continue Reading »

Was Scarlett Quitting Oxfam About Human Rights Issues or Dollar Signs?

Now that Coca-Cola is revealed as one of Oxfam’s major donors, was corporate donations  what motivated the NGO’s attack on Israeli soda company SodaStream?

By Maayana Miskin

 

The Israeli company SodaStream has come under fire in recent weeks over the fact that it has a factory in Maale Adumim, a Jerusalem suburb that lies east of the 1949 armistice line.

Fanta products

Coca-Cola products – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The controversy hit a new high last week with the Oxfam charity’s criticism of actress Scarlett Johansson, who has signed on as a spokeswoman for SodaStream. Johansson has said she will stick with her commitment to SodaStream – and has stepped down as an ambassador for Oxfam in protest of its anti-Israel stance. Continue Reading »

Under Pressure, Fanta Corrects ‘Mistake’ & Puts Israel Back on Site

Only after threatening to boycott Fanta products, Israel return to the company’s site.

Fanta claimed that the omission of Israel was a “mistake”.

By David Lev

 

A threatened boycott of Fanta products (bottled in Israel and elsewhere by Coca Cola) has succeeded in convincing the company’s directors to adjust its web site to reflect Israel’s presence in the Middle East, listing it among the 188 countries the product is sold in.

Fanta products

Coca-Cola / Fanta products – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

In what the company called “an error” last week, Fanta left Israel off the list, while making sure to put in the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »

WARNING: Palestinian Coke not kosher

 

 

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate warns public against drinking Coca-Cola bottled without Kosher supervision in PA.

Businesses asked to avoid selling the cola as not to get public used to ‘purchasing products without kosher mark’.

By Itzchak Tessler

 

 

The Chief Rabbinate released an urgent statement this week, warning the Israeli public against Coca-Cola manufactured in the West Bank town of Beitunia, near Ramallah, which is marketed alongside the strictly kosher beverage that has been manufactured in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak for the past decades.

Coca-Cola from Ramallah and Jordan - IsraelandStuff/PP

Coca-Cola from Ramallah and Jordan – IsraelandStuff/PP

According to the statement, written by Rabbi Yaakov Sabag, director of the Chief Rabbinates Kashrut Department, and Rabbi Rafi Yochai, head of the Kashrut Fraud Division, “We have recently discovered the marketing of a four-pack Coca-Cola, in which each bottle carries a caption in Arabic with no kashrut mark. Continue Reading »