The Green Cola Company from the town of Orestiada in the region of Thrace is a relatively young company with a remarkable sales and exports record. For decades, the company worked as bottler for the Greek chapter of Coca cola, before being hit by the financial crisis in 2008.
In 2011, it began producing its own labels, becoming successful under its green cola label. In less than four years, the company managed a twelve fold increase in earnings (€12 million) and raised its exports share to 25% of its overall production (Israel, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus). The secret of Green Cola is nothing but sweet: “We replaced sugar with stevia and used natural aromas only, such as green coffee grains. We are not interested in making a Greek cola and we do not compete with Coca Cola, which is the undisputed leader in the market”, the company explains.