UPDATE 1-Bottler Coca-Cola HBC raises 2022 profit outlook on steady demand

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Nov 8 (Reuters) - Coca-Cola HBC AG (CCH.L) raised its full-year nett forecast connected Tuesday, arsenic the brushed drinks bottler benefits from terms hikes and beardown request for its sodas.

Sky-high ostentation has pinched household budgets and forced consumers to chopped down connected spending, but packaged nutrient makers person truthful acold seen dependable request for their products contempt raising prices.

HBC said it expected a comparable operating nett betwixt 860 cardinal euros and 900 cardinal euros ($860.43 cardinal and $900.45 million) for 2022, compared with an earlier forecast of betwixt 740 cardinal euros and 820 cardinal euros.

Coca-Cola(KO.N) and rival PepsiCo(PEP.O) raised their full-year forecasts successful October arsenic the 2 apical sugary soda makers payment from aggregate terms increases.

"So far, we person seen constricted grounds of changing user behaviour, but are alert to this anticipation and tin accommodate rapidly if needed," HBC Chief Executive Officer Zoran Bogdanovic said.

HBC expects a double-digit integrated gross maturation astatine a radical level successful 2022, aft reporting a 19.6% emergence for the 3rd quarter, excluding Russia and Ukraine.

In August, HBC started making a section drink, Dobry Cola, successful Russia aft stopping accumulation and income of Coca-Cola products. The determination came aft the wide exodus of Western companies owed to Russia's penetration of Ukraine.

HBC, 1 of Coca-Cola's galore bottlers worldwide, holds section Coca-Cola franchises to vessel and merchantability drinks produced by the U.S. beverage giant. Coca-Cola holds much than a 20% involvement successful HBC.

Switzerland-headquartered HBC's portfolio ranges from alcoholic beverages specified arsenic The Macallan and Jack Daniel's to carbonated drinks Sprite and Monster Energy to Bambi biscuits and wafers.

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Reporting by Amna Karimi and Radhika Anilkumar successful Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich and Subhranshu Sahu

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