Coca-Cola comes to Greenland
SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS SERVICE
Coca-Cola has made an exception to its strict bottling rules so Greenlandic consumers can enjoy Coca-Cola.
The government-run Nuuk Imeq brewery and the Coca-Cola bottling company signed a deal allowing Coke to be sold in the local glass bottles.
This means Greenland doesn’t have to follow the company’s rule that normally requires the fizzy drink to be sold exclusively in Coke’s distinctive curved bottles.
Coca-Cola is also available for sale in Greenland in the classic half-liter plastic bottle.
But because Coke has a shelf-life of just six months when stored in plastic bottles, distributors can’t send these bottles to the remotest areas of Greenland.
Glass bottles, by comparison, keep the carbonated beverage bubbly for up to one year.