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The same is expected for Coke, experts say.
How could this happen to the company that is revered worldwide for its quality control and the superiority of its products? Company officials saw the contamination as minor problem and they issued an apology to the school.
But the explanations furnished by Coca-Cola KO are "not entirely satisfactory," according to the Case coke s european scare. Experts say its sluggish safety initiatives - at least at first - and finger pointing cost the company dearly. The accident was the first of several blows to the company, including a hostile takeover bid by N.
What did Coke do and what could have been done differently? PepsiCo, which spent half-a-million dollars executing its crisis plan, established a management team immediately to begin disseminating information found from the investigation.
The reason or reasons why, will no doubt become fodder for business school professors for years to come. This seems so obvious, but in the hustle of getting work done a lot of companies fail to notice the warning signs. The report, produced by four European Commission experts following visits to the plants in question, talks with the company and a review of both the French and Belgian responses, also calls for stricter regulatory oversight of beverage producers in Europe.
I think Coke will work their way out of it and if there were errors they will learn from them. The commission generally praised French and Belgian authorities for reacting quickly.
An analysis of the national cultures of each of these countries showed that publics who live in nations that are high in uncertainty avoidance and power distance tend to react more strongly, and more quickly, to perceived threats.
Preparation Experts say the best defense against a crisis situation is a good offense. It took the company nearly a decade to return to profitability.
Some stocks, including PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, he noted, are "really impervious" to long-term equity damage.
Renewed cases of tampering shortly thereafter forced the company to initiate a second nationwide recall.→ First of all, in case of contamination in Belgium and France, they didn’t act quickly, which put consumer’s health at risk. → Also, in eight employees and ex-employees claimed discrimination against African-Americans.
International Management. What did Coke do and what could have been done differently. Coke’s European Scare (20 Marks) What seemed like an isolated incident of a few bad cans of CocaCola at a school in Belgium turned into near disaster for the soft drink giant’s European operations.
Coke crisis latest scare in Europe's food hysteria other countries either joined in restricting Coke products -- as in the case of France -- or took pains to reassure their citizens that Coke.
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Date: June 07, Coca-Cola has considerably gained a large share of the market in the soft drinks industry. Aug 17, · The European Commission criticized Coca-Cola Co.'s explanation of a wide-spread contamination scare at bottling plants in France and Belgium .Download