Coca-Cola bottler, Coca-Cola HBC’s pre-tax profits for the nine months to September 30 rose 11% to E679m on net sales up 11% to E3,674.9m.

Doros Constantinou, managing director of Coca-Cola HBC, said: “We remain confident that we will meet our 2005 full-year financial targets as we continue to see steady momentum in several countries.”