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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

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New York launches soda announcements

New York Times reporter Sewell Chan in the article “New York City campaigns against Coke and other sugary drinks” writes that New York City’s public health officials opened a new front in their struggle against high-calorie beverages on Monday, unveiling an ad campaign that depicts globs of human fat gushing from a soda bottle.