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Hindustan Coca-Cola puts its best foot forward to ensure a smooth implementation of GST

June 27, 2017: Hindustan Coca-Cola - one of India’s top FMCG companies - is conducting a massive training and capability building program for its distributors across the country to familiarise them with GST, and hence facilitate the process of migration to the GST regime.

100 trainers of Hindustan Coca-Cola, each split into teams of 3, are camping in different parts of the country to train the 4,000 strong distributor force of Hindustan Coca-Cola Cola. The training teams are positioned in respective geographies, based on their language proficiency and relationship with the distributors. The 3 members of the training team are each expert in the domain of (1) finance and taxation (2) Sales and distribution (3) Training imparting techniques. The training is being provided in local language, either in the offices of Hindustan Coca-Cola or in its depots or in a centrally located hotel banquet.

The training module comprises of:

  • Understand GST and how it will change India’s economic landscape
  • Knowing the GST rates for Beverage Categories
  • Getting familiar with the portal for GST registration
  • Understand the GST credit mechanism
  • Knowing GST compliances and cut off dates
  • Managing the transition to GST
  • Conducting business in the GST regime post July 1
  • Enrolling for GST and making / taking accurate Closing Stock Declaration

These training and capability sessions which started last Sunday, have so far covered 50% of the Hindustan Coca-Cola distributors in states like Bangalore, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. We expect that by Thursday next week, we will be able to train all the 4,000 distributors of the company. Other than the live training sessions, Hindustan Coca-Cola has also established a GST helpline – [email protected] – to help distributors with any offline queries and clarifications or in case they want to reach out individually to the training teams.

About Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd.

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, is distribution companies. It is responsible for the manufacture, package, sale and distribution of beverages under the trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company. The Company owns and operates 23 factories. It also sources from and supports 9 co-networks of 5,000 distributors and over 2.1 million retail outlets distribute the high quality, great tasting beverages manufactured by Hindustan Coca-Cola.

The Company has always placed high value on good citizenship and to that end, is supporting communities by enhancing skills of rural youth through Career Development Centre, improving the lives of communities around its bottling plant by very focused intervention in the areas of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and promoting sustainable agriculture through Integrated Watershed Management Projects under Public Private-Community partnerships.

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