In an attempt to hold onto $1.3 million worth of contracts with a US university, Coca-Cola has agreed to carry out an independent audit of its business practices in India and Colombia. This could be an astute means of boosting Coca-Cola's reputation - providing the findings emerge in its favor.
The decline in on-trade alcohol consumption and the growing influence of the off-trade market are leading manufacturers to cater for an ever more diverse range of drinking occasions, as illustrated by two new convenience formats in the spirits market. A hot chocolate drink with enhanced relaxation attributes is another launch to feature in this month's roundup of drinks industry innovations.
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