June 19, 1999 |
The health scare over Coca-Cola Co.'s beverages bottled in Belgium and France spread Friday as Spain withdrew 390,000 bottles of drinks from sale, despite no recorded cases of health problems caused by Coca-Cola in Spain, officials said. Spanish media reported that drinks imported from Belgium were withdrawn from six Spanish regions, just as Coca-Cola moved to give the Brussels government new information to try to get the Belgian ban on its products lifted.
May 14, 1996 |
Coca-Cola Enterprises to Buy European Firms: The Atlanta-based concern said it signed a letter of intent to acquire Coca-Cola bottling and canning operations in France and Belgium for $915 million in cash and assumption of debt. The operations include Coca-Cola Beverages and Coca-Cola Production in France and S.A. Beverage Sales Holding in Belgium, which had 1995 revenue of $1.2 billion. Summerfield Johnston Jr., vice chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.