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Coke’s new $100 million plant

Coca-Cola officially opened a new $100 million plant in Phnom Penh yesterday to expand its production capacity to meet increased demand for the Coke beverage in the Kingdom and Asean. The plant, situated on a 12.5-hectare land, in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone is able ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32783/coke---s-new--100-million-plant/

Coke betting big on Cambodia

Coca-Cola held the ground-breaking ceremony for its new $100 million production facility at the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone yesterday, which when completed in 2016 will double the beverage behemoth’s Cambodian output over the next six years.The new facility, which was announced last November after ...

Ayanna Runcie and Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/coke-betting-big-cambodia

Mitr Phol families petition for land

Villagers who have lost their land first to a Thai sugar company supplying Coca-Cola and then to a military unit in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samroang district yesterday petitioned the Agriculture Ministry to ask for it back. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mitr-phol-families-petition-land

The bitter aftertaste of a sugar deal gone bad

Houy Mai has lost everything to the global demand for cheap sugar and biofuel. The 54-year-old mother-of-eight has fought a years-long battle with Mitr Phol, Asia’s biggest sugar producer and one of three major suppliers to Coca-Cola. Her family was left homeless and without a sustainable ...

May Titthara and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/bitter-aftertaste-sugar-deal-gone-bad

Coke to build $100M plant at PPSEZ

Coca-Cola will build a second factory in Cambodia, investing $100 million into a new plant in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone that will more than triple its current output, company officials said yesterday. The news comes on the heels of a meeting in November during ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/coke-build-100m-plant-ppsez

Coca-cola guides ‘rebranding’ cambodia event

Commerce Minister Sun Chan­thol evoked the late U.S. President John Kennedy on Friday at a seminar about “rebranding” Cambodia that quickly turned into a promotional event for Coca-Cola. ...

Matt Blomberg and Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/coca-cola-guides-rebranding-cambodia-event-80912/

Beverage companies wary of ‘blood sugar’ in supply chain

Two major US beverage companies say they are mindful of alleged human rights abuses amid sugar plantations in Cambodia and will not do business with those proven to be involved in them. Representatives from Coca-Cola and Pepsi both said in emails to VOA Khmer that they ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/beverage-companies-wary-of-blood-sugar-in-supply-chain/2647451.html

Commerce minister, US Ambassador swap praise after trade trip

U.S. Ambassador William Todd and Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol praised each other for their dedication to the development of the Cambodian economy at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Monday, following a joint trade mission last month to the U.S. Mr. Todd and Mr. Chanthol, ...

Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/commerce-minister-us-ambassador-swap-praise-after-trade-trip-63458/

Pepsi to buy only ‘clean’ sugar

Soft-drinks giant PepsiCo has pledged to take a “zero-tolerance” approach to land grabs by its sugar suppliers. In a statement posted on the company’s website on Tuesday, it said the move came in response to a campaign by Oxfam, which targeted Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. ...

Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pepsi-buy-only-%E2%80%98clean%E2%80%99-sugar

Sugar exports to stay duty free, EU trade czar says

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht said he has no plans to launch an investigation into Cambodia’s much-criticized sugarcane plantations after a meeting with Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. Bottom line: Cambodia’s free trade benefits to Europe are safe for ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sugar-exports-to-stay-duty-free-eu-trade-czar-says-54447/

Cambodia's solar solution

Australia-based energy company Star8 officially launched operations on Friday at its solar-powered factory just outside of Phnom Penh. The ceremony marked the commencement of production on solar-powered tuk-tuks, the mainstay of the company. Hun Many, the youngest son of Premier Hun Sen, and Alison Burrows, the Australian ...

David Boyle and Koam Chanrasmey
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/video/cambodias-solar-solution

Pepsi sugar draws ire

Investors in drinks giant PepsiCo have filed a shareholders resolution urging the company to account for alleged land-rights violations in Cambodia. The 14 shareholders – including Oxfam – are increasing the pressure on PepsiCo following Coca-Cola’s pledge earlier this month of “zero tolerance” towards land grabs. An ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pepsi-sugar-draws-ire

Made in Cambodia: Foreign Industry Calls on Cambodia as the Next “Low-Cost” Alternative in All Things Manufacturing

About a decade ago, global manufacturing firms staged a mass exodus to Asia in search of low-cost alternatives to increasing domestic wage demands and operational costs. The consensus was the continued development of a regional supply chain that had formed in countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, ...

http://www.cambizreview.com

Coca-Cola, Smart Mobile again team up for top-ups

Coca-cola and Smart Mobile have teamed up in a joint promotion to give away $1 million worth of prizes, including top-up minutes and 25 Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones using numbers printed under bottle caps of Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite. The promotion started on November 1 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112059834/Business/coca-cola-smart-mobile-again-team-up-for-top-ups.html

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