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Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill could hike Coca-Cola price, warns firm's new boss

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Coca-Cola general manager Miles Karemacher

Coca-Cola general manager Miles Karemacher

Coca-Cola general manager Miles Karemacher

The price of a can of Coca-Cola could be on the rise if the Internal Markets Bill does not remain barrier free.

The warning came from the drinks giant's new general manager Miles Karemacher, who took up post in February.

He said Coca-Cola, which has 750 staff across its sites here and in the south and produces products at its Lambeg facility, selling around 30% of that produce in Northern Ireland and a further 60% in the south, may have to shoulder additional costs if Brexit is not a seamless process.