Glossary

Aseptic

A technology used for packaging preservative-free products, especially fresh juice and tea, under sterile conditions.

Bottlers

Business entities that sell, manufacture, and distribute beverages of The Coca-Cola Company under a franchise agreement.

Bottling plant

A beverage production facility, including associated warehouses, workshops, and other on-site buildings and installations.

Concentrate

Base of a beverage, to which water and other ingredients are added to produce beverages. It may contain concentrated plant extracts, fruit juices, colourings and other components.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Group

Coca-Cola Hellenic HBC AG. and, as the context may require, its subsidiaries and joint ventures. Also, ‘the Company’ or ‘the Group’.

Coca-Cola System

The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners.

Cold drink equipment; CDE

A generic term encompassing point-of-sale equipment such as coolers (refrigerators), vending machines and post mix machines that cool beverages for immediate consumption.

Consumer

Person who drinks Coca-Cola Hellenic Group products.

CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility.

Customer

Retail outlet, restaurant or other operation that sells or serves Coca-Cola Hellenic Group products directly to consumers.

EBIT

Earnings before interest and tax.

EBITDA

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, and other non-cash items.

Fountain

Equipment used in retail outlets to dispense beverages into cups or glasses for immediate consumption.

Future consumption, FC

A distribution channel where consumers buy beverages in multi-serve packages (typically one litre and above) for consumption at a later time, mainly at home.

GDA

Abbreviation of Guideline Daily Amounts.

ICPDR

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River is partner in the Company’s Green Danube programme.

Immediate consumption, IC

A distribution channel where consumers buy beverages in chilled singleserve packages (typically 0.5 litre or smaller) and fountain products for immediate consumption, mainly away from home.

IT

Abbreviation for Information Technology.

Market

When used in reference to geographic areas, territory in which Coca-Cola Hellenic Group does business, often defined by national boundaries.

Sparkling beverages

Non-alcoholic carbonated beverages containing flavourings and sweeteners, excluding, among others, waters and flavoured waters, juices and juice drinks, sports and energy drinks, and teas.

Still beverages

Non-alcoholic beverages without carbonation including, but not limited to, waters and flavoured waters, juices and juice drinks, sports and energy drinks, and teas.

Plant

Also referred to as bottling plant, this refers to a bottling facility of Coca-Cola Hellenic Group, where beverages are manufactured.

PET, Polyethylene Teraphthalate

A form of polyester used to make lightweight, shatter-resistant bottles for beverages, food and non-food. PET can be recycled into new containers, clothing, carpeting, automotive parts and industrial materials.

PET to PET

A recycling system for post-consumer PET bottles. Used bottles are collected, sorted, cleaned, ground and transformed into new material for manufacture in PET bottle performs.

Ready-to-drink, RTD

Drinks that are pre-mixed and packaged, ready to be consumed immediately with no further preparation.

Serving

237ml or 8oz of beverage. Equivalent to 1/24 of a unit case.

TCCC

The Coca-Cola Company and, as the context may require, its subsidiaries.

UNESDA

Union of European Beverages Association, a founding member of the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical activity and Health.

Unit case

Approximately 5.678 litres or 24 servings of 8 U.S. ounces, the size of the original Coca-Cola bottle.

Vending business

A business that uses vending machines to sell products. Vending machines are automatic devices that sell goods such as beverages and snacks without a cashier.

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