Coca-Cola to Close Bottling Factory in Moldova

Coca-Cola says it will close its bottling factory in Moldova and will import the soft drink from neighboring Romania and Ukraine.

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CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Coca-Cola says it will close its bottling factory in Moldova and will import the soft drink from neighboring Romania and Ukraine.

A statement Monday said the plant, which employs 29 people, will close over the next two months as part of the company's long-term strategy.

Human resources manager Inna Kiriakova said the rest of the company's operations in Moldova will continue.

Coca-Cola, the world's biggest drinks maker, employs 155 people in Moldova. The statement said the employees at the bottling plant will receive advice on future employment opportunities.

Coca-Cola Bottling Chisinau ltd. began operations in Moldova in 1994.

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