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Kolkata, March 4, 2020: Taking forward its vision to become a ‘Total Beverage Company with strong local roots’,
Coca-Cola India is deeply intertwined with the vibrancy of West Bengal through its relationship with music, sports, food, festival and culture. Consumers in West Bengal have a special love for
Speaking at the launch of the initiative, T. Krishnakumar - President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, said, “West Bengal is a vital part of our India story, and we will continue to build for the state by customizing our brand and product propositions with an improved understanding of the local consumers’ consumption patterns and desires. West Bengal has and always will remain close to our hearts and with this initiative, we aim to showcase our gratitude by celebrating the unique, diverse culture of Bengal with our differentiated offerings and continued investment. We are initiating this as a pilot in West Bengal and plan to extend this nationally with local execution in other states”
To kickstart the initiative,
Shehnaz Gill, Senior Vice President - Operations,
As part of the initiative,
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