We’ve launched many products worldwide, like Coca-Cola Coffee Plus in Japan and Australia. I’ve talked before about how more of the world is starting to look like Japan, a market where consumers love to experiment with new products across all category clusters. Coca-Cola Coffee Plus, which in Japan is only being offered in vending machines, is an example of that. Mixers also show growth in many parts of the world. Earlier this year, Coca-Cola Spain introduced a line of premium mixers in glass bottles called Royal Bliss, offered in restaurants and bars. The brand is showing good initial results.

We also just acquired the U.S. rights to Topo Chico, a premium sparkling mineral water that’s been bottled at a unique source in Mexico since 1895. Coca-Cola has a long history with Topo Chico. The first bottle of Coke in Mexico was bottled at a Topo Chico facility in the 1920s. For the last 30 years, Topo Chico has been bottled and distributed by Arca Continental, which is one of our biggest bottling partners.We’re committed to honoring and respecting Topo Chico’s rich heritage and will manage it through Coca-Cola North America’s Venturing & Emerging Brands unit, which has a great track record in incubating and growing brands, while staying true to what made the brands great in the first place. In the U.S., sparkling water is one of the fastest-growing parts of the business.


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