The journey began a few years back, especially as the global backlash against sugar and fat content in the products branded by both coke and pepsi made its way to india too over the past year, increased pressure from the government and a growing concern among millennial consumers (the target for all. A month after seven indian states imposed severe restrictions on the sale of colas and other aerated drinks, the coca-cola company has become the target of a vigorous popular campaign in uttar pradesh, india's largest state the campaign's focus is on coke's bottling plant at mehdiganj, a small town 35 km from the holy. For instance, daburs real has entered the top three nonfizzy beverages chart in india, overtaking pepsicos slice, according to senior industry executives. Pepsi and coca-cola can use water from thamairabarani river in tamil nadu, a court in india said lifting a four-month ban on the two beverage rivals, but the fight is still bubbling as a ban is likely to curb revenue thursday's ruling came as a relief to the global giants amid fresh concern over a state-wide. In india, several states have banned the sale of coke and pepsi after a group called the center for science and environment said the soft drinks contain unacceptably high levels of pesticide the national government of india has said the center's data is flawed but the state governments continue to ban. The madras high court restored water supply to pepsi co and coca-cola, but retailers continued to enforce the ban of not selling cola made by the multinationals, signals the rise of nationalism in india. Coca-cola has expressed their interest in setting up a production hub in sri lanka and export to india, , drinks, pepsi, coca-cola, india, sri lanka, indira nooyi , kerela, tamil nadu, karnataka. Overall, coca-cola continues to outsell pepsi in almost all areas of the world however, exceptions include oman india saudi arabia pakistan (pepsi has been a dominant sponsor of the pakistan cricket team since the 1990s) the dominican republic guatemala the canadian.
The boycott of products from us-based beverage companies coca-cola and pepsi in tamil nadu could be good news for one indian beverage manufacturer made in tamil nadu and sold in stores in rural and urban areas of the state, this drink, called 'bovonto', could get a major boost if the boycott turns. Big name sodas including coca-cola and pepsi are being bumped from over 1 million traders' shelves in southern india's tamil nadu over allegations that foreign companies are siphoning the state's scarce water resources the boycott of international soda brands follows local outcry over their water. With the onset of summer in india, pepsico and coke may be in for some trouble in the southern indian state of tamil nadu, even as they battle falling sales across the country prominent trade bodies in tamil nadu have asked retailers not to stock brands of multinational beverage makers beginning march.
They lorded over the indian soft drink market for almost three decades, often setting the rules of the game indeed, after pepsico entered india in 1989 and coca-cola re-entered via a dramatic launch at agra in 1993, cola had become synonymous with beverages and vice versa the two us giants applied. Water usage by coca-cola and pepsico in india was highlighted after low rainfall in the last monsoon photograph: tengku bahar/afp/getty images more than a million traders in india are boycotting fizzy drinks including coca-cola and pepsi after claims from from two indian trade associations that.
A potent blend of pride, economic nationalism and mounting concern over water security have the world's two biggest cola brands in a bind in southern india shopkeepers in drought-hit kerala state decided wednesday to promote local brands over c o ca-cola co and pepsico inc beverages after. Traders in the southern indian state of tamil nadu have banned the sale of coca -cola and pepsi in favour of local products the ban, which was proposed by the state's top two associations of traders, came into effect on wednesday the associations say that soft drinks firms take too much water from rivers. Right as pepsico inc (pep) chairman indra k nooyi visits india to meet with prime minister narendra modi, retailers in drought-hit the tamil nadu region have stopped selling pepsi and coca-cola co (ko) products on the grounds that they are depleting groundwater. Bangalore -- as india's clean water shortage grows, environmental campaigns against western soft-drink companies are gaining momentum a court forced pepsico, a us food and drinks group, to shutter a decade-old bottling plant in the state of kerala in february by directing industries to reduce.
Industry experts believe that expanding its portfolio in india is a smart move by coca-cola they point out that unlike in the us, where carbonated drinks are often a substitute for water, in india drinks such as coca-cola and pepsi from rival firm pepsico are used more for occasional consumption. The indian state of tamil nadu cannot make up its mind on how to deal with pepsi and coca-cola that were accused of exploiting ground water resources.
As the southern indian state of tamil nadu struggles through its worst drought in 140 years, citizens are fighting coca-cola and pepsico bottling plants that tap into already scarce clean groundwater supplies they create jobs but are seen as outsiders profiting from india's resources keith schneider. Tirunelveli, india – just after dusk on a warm mid-january evening, attorney da prabakar greeted several visitors on the dimly lit street in front of his home here in southern india the air was desert-dry and dusty in this rain-scarce river city all of tamil nadu, from chennai in the north to this city of.
San francisco: in a major development, an indian high court has ordered that water from the river tamirabarani in the south indian state of tamil nadu must not be diverted to coca-cola and pepsi producing plants in gangaikondan due to the severe water shortages in the area the madras high court. We definitely need water and not coke and pepsi in rural india this is because it is water that quenches our thirst and not the coke or pepsi water being responsible to make our survival possible, is the most precious natural resource required in the rural areas since it is really hard for women to fetch a pail of water. India news – indian beverage association (iba) has said that it was deeply disappointed by the call to boycott products manufactured by coca-cola and pepsico india in tamil nadu.