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Pepsi Jamaica Replacing Bottling Line – Kingston Plant To Become Caribbean Hub

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Pepsi-Cola Jamaica Bottling Company is looking offshore for new business.

The beverage company will be investing about US$10 million on a new bottling line ahead of its push into regional markets, alongside a US$1.5 million spend on drink dispensers or soda fountains and coolers deployed throughout Pepsi’s retail channels in Jamaica.

General Manager Miguel Alameda wants to grow production by 20-25 per cent from its current base of around one million cases per month – a target he hopes to hit in three to four years.

The additional output will be targeted for export within the region, he told Gleaner Business in an interview at the Kingston-based plant. Pepsi Jamaica already distributes to the smaller islands of the Caribbean.

Published in the Gleaner
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