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Birmingham Post - 01-07-2003


A Muslim businessman has launched an Islamic rival to Coca Cola.

Mecca Cola has opened its UK base in Birmingham after selling two million bottles worldwide in two months from France.

Creator of the product, Tawfik Mathlouthi, who flew into Birmingham for the launch, said: 'This is not just a beverage, this is about boycotting American products.

'We want to give people an alternative to supporting the savage capitalism of the United States.'

He said that ten per cent of Mecca Cola profits would support the Palestinian cause and a further ten per cent would be donated to UK charities.

Mr Mathlouthi said: 'We want to show the rest of the world that Muslims are not terrorists and that we are charitable people.'

The UK distribution centre of Mecca Cola will be run by the National Halal Food Group, which was set up in Birmingham in 1995.

Shahid Yaqoob, marketing director of Mecca Cola Distribution UK, said: 'Mecca Cola has been pilot-tested across the UK to much acclaim, which is why we decided to act as the central distribution point.

'This is all about giving people of all cultures, not only Muslims, the chance to buy an alternative to Coca Cola and Pepsi and to say 'no' to backing American imperialism.'

Mr Mathlouthi, who has ploughed pounds 100,000 into the project, hopes to benefit from boycotts of American brands in several Arab countries.

In the spring, he plans to open a chain called HFC - Halal Fried Chicken.

 

 

 

The Washington Post 1.  Mecca-Cola, for Thirsty Parisians Of a Persuasion; New Soda Pledges to Give To Palestinian Kids' Funds
The Washington Post; March 21, 2003; Corinne Gavard Special to the Washington Post

Mecca- Cola, for Thirsty Parisians Of a Persuasion ... it's impossible to miss the bottles of Mecca- Cola, displayed next to Coca- Cola and sometimes ... Since January I've been selling much more Mecca- Cola than Coke," said Azziz Metkini, speaking ...

 

Agence France Presse English 2.  Mecca-Cola gaining ground in France and abroad, despite some Muslims' doubts
Agence France Presse English; March 16, 2003

 ... more people have been taking up the Mecca- Cola challenge. Mecca- Cola, consumption of Coca- Cola has fallen ... has played down the threat posed by Mecca- Cola and a growing number of imitators ...

 

Birmingham Evening Mail (England) 3.  Watchdog: Mecca-Cola: As good as the real thing . . . ?(ROP)
Birmingham Evening Mail (England); February 17, 2003

 ... alternative to the famous brand. Mecca- Cola opened its UK base in Birmingham ... contribute to American capitalism. Mecca- Cola, which with its white lettering on ... 35 for 2 litres. Ten per cent of Mecca- Cola's profits are promised to Palestinian ...

 

Agence France Presse English 4.  Mecca Cola pulls distributors with "No More Drinking Stupid" ad
Agence France Presse English; June 11, 2003

 ... omitted] Mecca Cola," the Muslim world's answer ... two days of the ad appearing," Mecca Cola's local representative Tahir ... disclose the planned launch date. Mecca Cola advertised in local papers under ...

 

 

The Independent (London, England) 5.  British Mecca-Cola takes sweet revenge on corporate America.(News)
The Independent (London, England); November 26, 2003; Clennell, Andrew

 ... corporate giants. Thousands of cans of Mecca- Cola were handed out at mosques in Birmingham ... the market and has had success with Mecca- Cola in France and the Middle East. His ... drink [regardless], he said. Mecca- Cola has previously given out thousands ...

 

Birmingham Post 6.  Mecca Cola rival to US capitalism
Birmingham Post; January 7, 2003

 ... Islamic rival to Coca Cola. Mecca Cola has opened its UK base in Birmingham ... He said that ten per cent of Mecca Cola profits would support the Palestinian ... The UK distribution centre of Mecca Cola will be run by the National Halal ...

 

Agence France Presse English 7.  Mecca Cola, the soda with a message, to be produced in Morocco
Agence France Presse English; April 8, 2003

 ... image omitted] Mecca Cola, the fizzy drink with a message on ... bottling plant in Morocco. Mecca Cola Beverage Company factory in the northern ... million bottles, said the paper. Mecca Cola says it donates 10 percent of profits ...

 

AP Worldstream 8.  Mecca-Cola, new soft drink with political twist, hits French grocery shelves
AP Worldstream; December 12, 2002; JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press Writer

 ... political statement. Mecca- Cola soft drink first hit store ... engaged!" trumpets the Mecca- Cola Web site. The site also ... Copyright 2002, AP News All Rights Reserved Mecca- Cola, new soft drink with political ...

 

Agence France Presse English 9.  Islam sells for Mecca-Cola founder in the Middle East
Agence France Presse English; January 20, 2003

[image omitted] Mecca- Cola" inventor Tawfik Mathlouthi ... Mathlouthi. Mecca- Cola goes to charity, Mathlouthi told ... a coffee drink to be called " Mecca- Cola- coffee". < Meanwhile, Mathlouthi ...

 

The Birmingham Post (England) 10.  Mecca Cola rival to US capitalism.(News)
The Birmingham Post (England); January 7, 2003

 ... launched an Islamic rival to Coca Cola. Mecca Cola has opened its UK base in Birmingham ... He said that ten per cent of Mecca Cola profits would support the Palestinian ... The UK distribution centre of Mecca Cola will be run by the National Halal ...

 

Agence France Presse English 11.  Mecca Cola comes to Israel
Agence France Presse English; August 3, 2004

Mecca Cola Mecca Cola, the drink which prides itself on giving a share of its profits to ... Palestine", has gone on sale in parts of Israel for the first time Mecca Cola, the drink which prides itself on giving a share of its profits to ...

 

Agence France Presse French 12.   La boisson "militante" anti-sioniste Mecca-Cola vendue en IsraŽl
Agence France Presse French; August 3, 2004

Une bouteille de Mecca Cola Un nouveau front dans le conflit ... Isral compter de cette semaine du Mecca Cola, a indiqu mardi le quotidien Haaretz ... Isral compter de cette semaine du Mecca Cola, a indiqu mardi le quotidien Haaretz ...

 

Daily Telegraph (London, England) 13.  Mecca Cola is the real thing to anti-Americans.(News)
Daily Telegraph (London, England); January 1, 2003

MECCA Cola's red and white label, its fizz and dark ... make it startlingly similar to Coke. But Mecca Cola is far from the Real Thing. It is, said ... French radio journalist who founded the Mecca Cola company. People are thirsty for a way ...

 

New Straits Times 14.  Mecca-Cola to help children in Palestine
New Straits Times; October 15, 2003

Mecca- Cola to help children in Palestine Edition: Main/Lifestyle; 2* Section: Nation ... Ten per cent for local charity." These pledges can be seen on the cans of Mecca- Cola, which makes its first appearance in the country at the Expo OIC 2003 ...

 

Israel Faxx 15.  'Mecca-Cola' on Sale in Israel.
Israel Faxx; August 4, 2004

By VOA News A soft drink named after Islam's holiest ... Israeli-Arab stores. The founder of Mecca- Cola, Tawfik Mathlouthi, introduced the soft ... does not have any problem with Jews. Mecca- Cola already is sold in a number of Arab and ...

 

The Washington Post 16.  Goodbye, Coke. Hello, Mecca Cola; This Boycott of U.S. Products Could Really Do Some Damage
The Washington Post; April 20, 2003; Will Hutton

Goodbye, Coke. Hello, Mecca Cola; This Boycott of U.S. Products ... subdued, but the spread of " Mecca Cola," a Coca- Cola substitute ... great consumer brands. Coca- Cola was quoted on the BBC Web ... alternative colas such as Mecca -- and vainly stressed that ...

 

Chicago Tribune (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service) 17.  In Europe, it's Mecca vs. Qibla for the hearts of Muslim cola drinkers.
Chicago Tribune (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service); February 4, 2003

 ... political flavor. These days it's Mecca Cola vs. Qibla Cola in the battle for ... of the post-Pepsi generation. Mecca Cola, the brainchild of French-Tunisian ... spokesman, sales are brisk and orders for Mecca Cola have been received from distributors ...

 

The Toronto Star 18.  Soft drink with a hard edge
The Toronto Star; January 5, 2003; John Tagliabue

 ... with a hard edge By John Tagliabue Mecca- Cola seeks to cash in on anti-Americanism ... preparation, Mathlouthi launched Mecca- Cola. Borne aloft by Muslims in France ... quot; Mecca- Cola, says Mathlouthi, a French citizen ...

 

 

 


 

 

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