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Coca-Cola arch Muhtar Kent to step down

This record print taken on Sep 13, 2016 shows Coca Cola Company Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent  during a Argentina Business and Investment Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PHOTO: AFPThis record print taken on Sep 13, 2016 shows Coca Cola Company Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent  during a Argentina Business and Investment Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PHOTO: AFP

This record print taken on Sep 13, 2016 shows Coca Cola Company Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent during a Argentina Business and Investment Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK: Coca-Cola announced Friday that arch executive Muhtar Kent will step down subsequent year as a libation hulk confronts a worse direct sourroundings for soda.

James Quincey, Coca-Cola boss and arch handling officer, will step into a tip pursuit in May, a association said. Kent will stay on as chairman. Quincey’s credentials includes endless knowledge in Latin America and Northwest Europe.

The pierce comes as Coca-Cola and opposition PepsiCo face a rising trend of soda taxes in some pivotal markets, including vital US cities and Mexico. Soda sales have sagged, generally in Coca-Cola’s home market.

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The soda companies have compensated for these trends by boosting sales for H2O and other non-carbonated drinks and, in PepsiCo’s case, boosting sales of snacks. Quincey’s graduation was praised by Warren Buffett, arch executive of Berkshire Hathaway, a Coca-Cola shareholder.

“Muhtar has been an glorious valet of Coca-Cola’s business over a final 8 years and we am grateful for a care he has provided,” Buffett pronounced in a statement. “I know James and like him, and trust a association has done a intelligent investment in the destiny with his selection.”

Coca-Cola rose 1.2 per cent to $41.49 in pre-market trading.

Article source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/1258642/coca-cola-chief-muhtar-kent-step/

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