Africa: Coca-Cola has so far invested more than $350 million in Tanzania in the past three years and will spend another $187 million in the coming three years. In Kenya, Coca-Cola will spend $60 million in two years starting April 2011. The company also opened a new bottling plant in Somaliland at an investment of $15 million in May 2012. These investments are part of the company's broader plans of spending around $12 billion in the continent in the 10 years beginning 2010. Last year, the company launched Minute Maid in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda as well. In 2011, Coca-Cola acquired a 49% stake in Aujan Industries which will enhance its presence in North African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia. U.S.: Coca-Cola's home country continues to be the biggest market for the soft drink maker with 20% of its global volume consumed here. It will spend $3 billion in the U.S. in 2012. One aspect about the company that often gets overlooked is its bottling operations. Coca-Cola generated volume growth of 4% year-over-year in 2011 in the North American region, of which 3% was attributable to its bottling deals with Dr Pepper Snapple ( DPS). We estimate a
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