USA: Coca-Cola/P&G - standalone unit axed - COMMENT (Members)
Coca Cola has announced that it will scale back plans for its joint venture with Procter & Gamble. The decision to abandon plans to develop a stand-alone enterprise with P&G has been welcomed with relief from shareholders. Although the initial plans were poorly aligned in P&G's favor, Coca-Cola is on the right track to develop its non-carbonated offering and will still be keen to secure a smaller deal to benefit from P&G's R&D expertise.
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