Bottler Coca-Cola HBC mulls other options for Russian business

This post was originally published on this site

The bottler, which counts Russia as one of its biggest markets, is also working closely with Coca-Cola to implement the U.S. beverage company’s decision to suspend its business in the region and stop orders for concentrates.

HBC is one of Coca-Cola’s many bottlers worldwide and holds local Coca-Cola franchises to bottle and sell drinks produced by the beverage giant. Coca-Cola holds a roughly 21% stake in HBC.

The London-listed company said organic revenue in the first-quarter rose 25.9%, excluding Russia and Ukraine.