Coke’s in trouble after the star of its latest Spanish TV advert turns out to be a militant of Herraria Basque and sympathiser of the military separation of the Basque Country. Daniel Portero, head of the Movement for Dignity and Justice, a victim of Basque terrorism support group, spluttered into his morning cocoa-pops after seeing Gotzon Sánchez starring in the latest Coke ad, and has started to make a big a fuss as possible.
The Tax Office Hacienda reckons Coca Cola is illegally evading Spanish taxes by dodgy accounting practices, and an independent tax tribunal TEAC has ruled that a full investigation is warranted. However, at the same time, the TEAC said the investigation couldn’t go ahead, because it depended upon confidential information from third parties that couldn’t be shown to Coca Cola, and as such, any investigation would be on evidence the company couldn’t defend itself against, something Continue reading Coca Cola is evading Spanish taxes illegally, says Tax Office (but we have no proof)
Coca-Cola Iberian Partners has announced it will close four bottling plants, fire 750 workers and relocate a further 500 workers in an attempt to “rationalise” its Iberian workforce. The Spanish arm of the company will shut factories in Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Alicante, Palma de Mallorca (Baleares) & Colloto (Asturias). Its other 9 plants in A Coruña, Bilbao, Barcelona, Málaga, Sevilla, Santa Cruz de Tenerife & Valencia will continue to operate as normal. Coke reckons it has Continue reading Coca Cola to close 4 plants, fire 750 workers across Spain
Of course not. But as a cunning plan designed to lure the wealthy American tourists in, it’s even more of a blinder than ACEM’s plan to cover Mojacar with expensive statues of Walt Disney. A chap in Aielo (Valencia) swears blind his great-uncle invested the recipe after traveling the world, and started making it in the town. They even sent a few bottles up to the King, who enjoyed it. However, in 1885 he sold Continue reading Was Coca-Cola invented in Valencia?