SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileOur story yesterday on the Toronto Star report that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was asked to leave a gala event in February because he appeared intoxicated received hundreds of comments.The CBC Community was split on whether to trust the Star’s reporting.”This story is not an indictment in itself, but rather affirms a pattern of behavior/substance abuse a concern raised most recently by Sarah Thomson that the Mayor and his inner circle have to this point denied. If substantiated, questions must be asked about Rob Ford’s ability to continue in his position without going into treatment,” said paddleOntario.”Previous incidents including an impaired driving charge in Florida in 1999 and an argument Ford had with a couple at a Maple Leafs game in 2006 prove at least one thing: The mayor is consistent . Yet some people still support the sinking ship that Ford is.
Costa has nearly 4,000 stores across 32 countries. It will give Coca Cola (KO) “a strong coffee platform across parts of Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, with the opportunity for additional expansion,” Coca Cola said in a statement.Besides its thousands of retail stores, Costa Coffee also has smaller on the go outlets called Costa Express, a roastery and for home coffee products.Whitbread, which acquired Costa in 1995, said it will use proceeds from the sale of the coffee business to expand its other big brand, Premier Inn hotels.The deal still needs to get approval from shareholders and regulators, and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019, the companies said.Buying Costa puts Coke in direct competition with Starbucks (SBUX) and several other global coffee brands.Costa has nearly 4,000 stores across 32 countries.Earlier this year, Nestle (NSRGF) and Starbucks agreed a $7.2 billion global coffee alliance, which will see Nestle market, sell and distribute Starbucks products outside its stores worldwide. JAB, the Luxembourg based holding company that owns brands like Krispy Kreme and Peet’s Coffee, bought UK sandwich and coffee chain Pret A Manger in May.Another of JAB’s coffee brands, Keurig, merged its business with one of Coca Cola’s domestic competitors Dr Pepper Snapple in January.”Hot beverages is one of the few segments of the total beverage landscape where Coca Cola does not have a global brand,” Coca Cola CEO James Quincy said Friday.
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