The Canadian arm of drinks giant Coca-Cola has announced it is spending around C$20 million ($15 million) to upgrade its production lines at a plant in Brampton, Ontario to manufacture a new 250ml “mini bottle” for its Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke and Sprite brands.
In a statement, the firm said the bottle was the first of its kind in North America and featured a special coating to increase shelf life by up to four months.
The investment will provide the potential to introduce other smaller packages in the future, Coca-Cola added.
Commenting on the news, Coca-Cola Canada president and CEO Todd Parsons 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 single-serve and eight-pack formats.