26 March 2019 | News
$20 million investment in Brampton production facility will create new jobs
Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke and Sprite are now available in a more compact and resealable 250 mL mini bottle.
The new mini bottle packaging is the first of its kind in North America. Because its small size can affect the carbonation during the packaging process, the mini bottle uses an innovative coating called FreshSafe, which increases shelf life by up to four months. The packaging is still 100% recyclable just like other PET plastic bottles. The company’s bottling partner, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd. invested $20 million to upgrade production line capabilities at the Brampton plant to support mini bottle production. The investment will create three new jobs to start and provides the potential to introduce other smaller packages in the future.
Darlene Nicosia, President of Coca-Cola Ltd said, “Mini bottle is one of the most exciting innovations we’ve seen in packaging in a long time! We know that people want more drink options and mini bottle is just one way that we’re meeting that desire. And it’s not just smaller package sizes, we’re also working to bring more low- and no-calorie drinks to the market to help Canadians choose the package size and sugar content that makes sense for them.”
Todd Parsons, President and CEO of Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd said, “We are so proud that one of our first announcements as an independent bottling company is that we have invested back in our Brampton facility. Having a local spirit and supporting our communities is very important to us and our aim is to grow our capabilities in Canada, which will in turn, grow jobs.”
The mini bottle will be available in two packages nationwide, a 250 mL single serving bottle and an eight-pack of 300 mL bottles.