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Food Ruler: Alex Cummings

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated announced that Alexander B. Cummings has been named to the company’s Board of Directors. Cummings is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Born in Liberia, West Africa, Cummings joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1997 as Region Manager, Nigeria. In 2000, he was named President of the Company’s North & West Africa Division. In March 2001, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of the Africa Group, responsible for the Company’s operations in Africa, encompassing a total of 56 countries and territories across the continent.

Cummings serves on the Boards of Africare and Clark Atlanta University. In addition, Cummings has served on the Advisory Board of The African Presidential Archives & Research Center, The Corporate Council on Africa, The African-America Institute, and The Center for Global Development’s Commission on U.S. Policy toward Low-Income Poorly Performing States. Cummings holds a B.S. degree in Finance and Economics from Northern Illinois University and an MBA in Finance from Atlanta University.

Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Consolidated is the nation’s second largest Coca-Cola bottler with franchise territories in 10 Southeastern states

Coke trying out greener bottles

The GreenerPackage website in an article “Coca-Cola unveils plant-based bottle” notes that the new PlantBottle™ is fully recyclable, has a lower reliance on a nonrenewable resource, and reduces carbon emissions.

Family docs group critisized for taking soda funds

Los Angeles Times reporter Karen Kaplan in the article “Looking for health advice? Dr. Coca-Cola will see you now” writes that the American Academy of Family Physicians has been critisized for accepting a grant with the money earmarked to focus on the role of beverages and sweeteners in a healthy diet.

Coca Cola shrinking cans to reduce calories

Food Navigator reporter Guy Monatgue-Jones in the article “Coca-Cola shrinks cans to fight obesity” writes that Coca-Cola has introduced a 90-calorie mini can – billed as a better way to help consumers manage their calories.