Coke Bottles Go Unfilled in Central India
By Amy Kazmin in New Delhi
Financial Times
February 2, 2014

Coca-Cola has been forced to mothball a bottling line in India for the second time, a warning of challenges the US-based soft drinks company faces in its $5bn expansion plan in a country it has dubbed a “focus market.”

The company applied to India’s Central Ground Water Authority in June for permission to begin running a new $24m bottling line at an already operating plant in Medhiganj. Local farmers have already protested against the plant and blame Coke for causing water shortages. Read the rest at Financial Times.

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