• Slake that thirst

    Slake that thirst

    Having being identified as a golden investment opportunity, Kenya is set to benefit from a five-year, US$100 million investment by soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA).

    In addition to improving infrastructure in the East African nation, CCBA will also introduce 50 new products – adding to the more than 130 existing products in Kenya, according to a Reuters report.

    ‘As the middle class is [growing]… they are wanting more variety,” says CCBA local MD Daryl Wilson. ‘Kenyan tastes are growing; the need for new brands is growing.’

    The company, which operates four bottling plants in Kenya, recently launched a new juice line, valued at nearly US$70 million at its Nairobi plant. CCBA’s distribution system includes 300 official distributors reaching across the country of 45 million people.

    5 June 2018
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