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Encyclopedia > The Coca Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company logo
Type Public (NYSE: KO[1])
Founded 1892 by Asa Griggs Candler
Location Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Industry Beverage
Products Beverages
Revenue Image:green up.png$23.1 billion USD (2005)
Employees 50,000 (2004)
Website www.cocacola.com

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. Coca-Cola's headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America. It is best known for its flagship product, Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola is one of the largest corporations in the United States, and is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Its primary rival is PepsiCo, a company based in Purchase, New York. The company is listed on the NYSE and is part of Dow Jones and S&P 500. A public company is a company owned by the public rather than by a relatively few individuals. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Asa Griggs Candler (December 30, 1851 - March 12, 1929) was a business tycoon who made most of his money selling Coca-Cola. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL Location Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Georgia Fulton County, Georgia DeKalb County, Georgia Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 132. ... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) , also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world in dollar volume and second largest by number of companies listed. ... In cooking, a syrup (from Arabic شراب sharab, beverage, via Latin siropus) is a thick, viscous liquid, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars, but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL Location Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Georgia Fulton County, Georgia DeKalb County, Georgia Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 132. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI) is one of several stock market indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company founder Charles Dow. ... PepsiCo, Inc. ... Purchase, New York is part of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) , also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world in dollar volume and second largest by number of companies listed. ... The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DJI) is one of several stock market indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company founder Charles Dow. ... The S&P 500 is a list of 500 US corporations, ordered by market capitalization. ...

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History

The Coca-Cola Company's headquarters building in Atlanta, GA.
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The Coca-Cola Company's headquarters building in Atlanta, GA.

Columbus, Georgia druggist John Stith Pemberton invented a cocawine called Pemberton's French Wine Coca in 1884. He was inspired by the formidable success of French Angelo Mariani's cocawine, Vin Mariani. The following year, when Atlanta and Fulton County passed Prohibition legislation, Pemberton began to develop a non-alcoholic version of the French Wine Coca. He named it Coca-Cola, because it included the stimulant coca leaves from South America and was flavored using kola nuts, a source of caffeine. Pemberton ran the first advertisement for the beverage on May 29 that year in the Atlanta Journal. In 1887, while suffering from an ongoing addiction to morphine, Pemberton sold a stake in his company to Asa Griggs Candler, who incorporated it as the Coca Cola Corporation in 1888.[2] In the same year, Pemberton sold the rights a second time to three more businessmen: J.C. Mayfield, A.O. Murphey, and E.H. Bloodworth. Meanwhile, Pemberton's alcoholic son Charley Pemberton began selling his own version of the product. Three versions of Coca-Cola — sold by three separate businesses — were on the market.[3] Download high resolution version (945x1220, 235 KB)The Coca-Cola Company corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia; taken 09/05/2004 by J. Glover (AUtiger). ... Download high resolution version (945x1220, 235 KB)The Coca-Cola Company corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia; taken 09/05/2004 by J. Glover (AUtiger). ... The Coca-Cola Companys headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The Coca-Cola North Avenue Tower (1982). ... Downtown Atlanta skyline Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... Columbus is a city located in Muscogee County, Georgia. ... Dr. John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831–August 16, 1888) was an American druggist who invented Coca-Cola. ... Cocawine was an alcoholic beverage that combined wine and cocaine. ... Pembertons French Wine Coca was a cocawine created by the druggist John Stith Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola. ... Advertising bill for the wine Mariani, lithograph of Jules Cheret, 1894 Angelo Mariani or Ange-François Mariani was a French chemist born at Pero-Casevecchie in Corsica in 1832. ... Advertising bill for the wine Mariani, lithograph of Jules Cheret, 1894 Vin Mariani (french meaning Marianis wine) is a tonic created around 1863 by Angelo Mariani. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol. ... A stimulant is a drug that increases the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and produces a sense of euphoria or the feeling of being more awake. ... Binomial name Erythroxylum coca Lam. ... Leaves are an Icelandic five-piece alternative rock band who came to prominence in 2002 with their debut album, Breathe, drawing comparisons to groups such as Coldplay and Doves. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Flavouring (CwE) or flavoring (AmE) is a product which is added to food in order to change or augment its taste. ... Species See treat Kola nut (Cola) is a genus of about 125 species of trees native to the tropical rainforests of Africa, classified in the family Malvaceae, subfamily Sterculioideae (or treated in the separate family Sterculiaceae). ... Caffeine (sometimes called guaranine when found in guarana, mateine when found in mate, and theine when found in tea) is a xanthine alkaloid found in the leaves and beans of the coffee tree, in tea, yerba mate, guarana berries, and in small quantities in cocoa, the kola nut and the... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper of Atlanta and metro Atlanta. ... Asa Griggs Candler (December 30, 1851 - March 12, 1929) was a business tycoon who made most of his money selling Coca-Cola. ... Coca Cola Corporation was incorporated by Asa Candler, Charley Pemberton and Woolfolk Walker in 1888 and was a forerunner of todays The Coca Cola Corporation. ... J.C. Mayfield, an American businessman, bought one third of the rights to the Pemberton Medicine Company (founded by John Pemberton) in 1888. ... Charley Pemberton ( 1854- 1894) was the son of John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola. ...


When the United States entered World War II, The Coca-Cola Company began providing free drinks for soldiers of the United States Army. The United States Army permitted Coca-Cola employees to enter the front lines as "Technical Officers" where they operated Coke's system of providing refreshments for soldiers, who welcomed the beverage as a reminder of home. Coca-Cola set up bottling plants in several locations overseas to assure the drink's availability to soldiers, setting the stage for the company's post-war overseas expansion. The popularity of the drink exploded as American soldiers returned home from the war with a taste for the drink. The beverage had become synonymous with the American way of life. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Before the United States entered World War II, the difficulty of shipping Coca-Cola concentrate to Germany and its occupied states led to the creation of a new drink by a Coca-Cola employee, Fanta. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the 1930s, Robert W. Woodruff became president of the Coca-Cola Company, presiding over the drink and its destiny till his death in 1985. Although he eventually stepped down from his post due to stress, he retained control over the company despite holding positions with an ostensibly low profile. His fanatical devotion to Coke was widely reported, and even in his old age, whenever he stopped by a Coke vendor, he would count how many bottles in the trash belonged to Coca-Cola. This almost devout dedication to the product spilled over to other executives in the company. In recent years, Rick Bronson, a truck driver for Coca-Cola, was fired for drinking a Pepsi (some allege it was actually over his involvement with unions). He was reinstated after a high-profile protest. This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... This redirect page has been listed on Wikipedia:Redirects for deletion. ... This article is about the year. ... Rick Bronson is a US truck driver who was fired from his job, by The Coca-Cola Company (in June 2003), because he was spotted drinking a Pepsi in the backroom of a store to which he had just delivered. ... Pepsi-Cola, most commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced by PepsiCo which is sold worldwide in stores, restaurants and vending machines. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers...


Revenue

According to the 2005 Annual Report[4], the company sells beverage products in more than 200 countries. The report further states that of the more than 50 billion beverage servings of all types consumed worldwide every day, beverages bearing the trademarks owned by or licensed to Coca-Cola account for approximately 1.3 billion. Of these, beverages bearing the trademark "Coca-Cola" or "Coke" accounted for approximately 55% of the Company's total gallon sales. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ...


Also according to the 2005 Annual Report, Coca-Cola had gallon sales distributed as follows:

  • 27% in the United States
  • 27% in Mexico, Brazil, Japan and China
  • 46% in spread throughout the world

Bottlers

In general, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) only produces syrup concentrate which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold a Coca-Cola franchise. Coca-Cola bottlers, who hold territorially exclusive contracts with the company, produce finished product in cans and bottles from the concentrate in combination with filtered water and sweeteners. The bottlers then sell, distribute and merchandise the resulting Coca-Cola product to retail stores, vending machines, restaurants and food service distributors. Franchising (from the French for free) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well as the annual... In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ...


One notable exception to this general relationship between TCCC and bottlers is fountain syrups in the United States, where TCCC bypasses bottlers and is responsible for the manufacture and sale of fountain syrups directly to authorized fountain wholesalers and some fountain retailers. Soda fountain is a North American term referring to the carbonated drink dispensers found in fast food restaurants and convenience stores in the US and Canada. ...


In 2005, Coca-Cola had equity positions in 51 unconsolidated bottling, canning and distribution operations which produced approximately 58% of volume. Significant investees include:

  • 36% of Coca-Cola Enterprises which produces (by population) for 78% of USA, 98% of Canada and 100% of Great Britain (but not Northern Ireland), continental France and the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Monaco.
  • 40% of Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A. de C.V. which produces (by population) for 48% of Mexico, 16% of Brazil, 98% of Colombia, 47% of Guatemala, 100% of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela, and 30% of Argentina.
  • 24% of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. which produces (by population) for 67% of Italy and 100% of Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lativa, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Poland, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.
  • 34% of Coca-Cola Amatil which produces (by population) for 98% of Indonesia and 100% of Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, South Korea, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) is the largest bottler by volume in the Coca-Cola System. ... Coca-Cola FEMSA is the anchor bottler of Coca-Cola and its related soft drink products in much of Latin America. ... The Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company is an anchor bottler in the Coca-Cola System. ... Coca-Cola Amatil is an Australian company which is a bottler of Coca_Cola Company soft drinks most notably including Coca-Cola in several countries. ...

Products and brands

Diet Coke was introduced in 1982 to offer an alternative to dieters worried about the high number of calories present in Classic Coke.
Diet Coke was introduced in 1982 to offer an alternative to dieters worried about the high number of calories present in Classic Coke.
Main article: Coca-Cola brands

The Coca-Cola Company offers nearly 400 brands in over 200 countries, besides its namesake Coca-Cola beverage. Can of Diet Coke - This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Can of Diet Coke - This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Diet Coke or Diet Coca-Cola is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... As the world’s largest beverage company, The Coca-Cola Company owns and markets nearly 400 Coca-Cola brands. ...


This includes other varieties of Coca-Cola such as Diet Coke (introduced in 1982), which uses aspartame, a synthetic phenylalanine-based sweetener, to eliminate the sugar content of the drink; Caffeine-free Coke; Cherry Coke (1985); Diet Cherry Coke (1986); Coke with Lemon (2001); Diet Coke with Lemon (2001); Vanilla Coke (2002); Diet Vanilla Coke (2002); Coca-Cola C2 (2004); Coke with Lime (2004); Diet Coke with Lime (2004); Diet Coke with Splenda (2005), Coca-Cola Zero (2005), Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla (2006), Diet Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla (2006), and Coca-Cola Blak Diet Coke or Diet Coca-Cola is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aspartame, , is the name for an artificial, non-carbohydrate sweetener, aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester; i. ... It has been suggested that DL-Phenylalanine be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sugar substitute. ... Magnified crystals of refined sugar Magnification of typical sugar In general use, non-scientists take sugar to mean sucrose, also called table sugar or saccharose, a white crystalline solid disaccharide. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Cherry Coke is Coca-Cola with added cherry flavor. ... Can of Cherry Coke Cherry Coke is Coca-Cola with added cherry flavor. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Vanilla Coke (also known as Coca-Cola Vanilla , and, for a time in the summer of 2003, V) is a soft drink made by adding vanilla flavoring to Coca-Cola. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Diet Vanilla Coke is the vanilla version of Diet Coke. ... Coca-Cola C2 (also referred to as Coke C2, C2 Cola, or simply C2) is a cola-flavored beverage introduced by The Coca-Cola Company first in Japan, then later on June 7, 2004 in the United States, in response to the low-carbohydrate diet trend. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda was introduced in May of 2005. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coca-Cola Zero or Coke Zero is a product of the Coca-Cola Company. ... Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla and Diet Coke Black Cherry Vanilla were launched in January 2006 by The Coca-Cola Company in United States. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coca-Cola Blak Coca-Cola Blak is a new coffee-flavored soda to be introduced by Coca-Cola in 2006. ...


Tab was Coca-Cola's first attempt to develop a diet soft drink, using saccharin as a sugar substitute. Introduced in 1963, the product is still sold today, however its sales have dwindled since the introduction of Diet Coke. Tab, (also spelled TaB), is a diet cola. ... The chemical structure of saccharin. ...


The Coca-Cola Company also produces a number of other soft drinks including Fanta (introduced circa 1942 or 1943) and Sprite. Fanta's origins date back to World War II when Max Keith, who managed Coca-Cola's operations in Germany during the war, ran out of the ingredients for Coke, which could be supplied only from the United States. Keith resorted to producing a different soft drink, Fanta, which proved to be a hit, and when Coke took over again after the war, it adopted the Fanta brand as well. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the year. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Sprite is a clear, lemon-lime flavored, non-caffeinated soft drink, produced by the Coca-Cola Company. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, Norway, Honduras, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military... Max Keith was the head of Coca-Cola GmbH, which was the major bottler of Coca-Cola under The Third Reich. ...


During the 1990s the company responded to the growing consumer interest in healthy beverages by introducing several new non-carbonated beverage brands. These included Minute Maid Juices to Go, Powerade sports beverage, Cool from Nestea (in a joint venture with Nestle), Fruitopia fruit drink and Dasani water, among others. See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from 2000 and 2001. ... Minute Maid is a product line of beverages, usually associated with orange juice, but now extends to soft drinks of many kinds, including Hi-C and Fruitopia. ... Nestlé S.A. or Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. (SWX:NESN), headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, is the worlds biggest food and beverage company. ...


In 2004, perhaps in response to the burgeoning popularity of low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins Diet, Coca-Cola announced its intention to develop and sell a low-carbohydrate alternative to Coke Classic, dubbed C2 Cola. C2 contains a mix of high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, sucralose, and Acesulfame potassium. C2 is designed to more closely emulate the taste of Coca-Cola Classic. Even with less than half of the food energy and carbohydrates of standard soft drinks, C2 is not a replacement for zero-calorie soft drinks such as Diet Coke. C2 went on sale in the U.S. on June 11, 2004, and in Canada in August 2004. C2's future is uncertain due to disappointing sales. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... book The Atkins Nutritional Approach, popularly known as the Atkins Diet or just Atkins, is the most marketed and well-known of the low-carbohydrate diets. ... Categories: Stub | Soft drinks | Coca-Cola brands ... Corn syrup, known as glucose syrup outside Canada and the United States, is a syrup made from corn starch and composed mainly of glucose. ... Aspartame, , is the name for an artificial, non-carbohydrate sweetener, aspartyl-phenylalanine-1-methyl ester; i. ... Diagram illustrating structure of the sucralose molecule Sucralose is an artificial sweetener known by the trade name Splenda. ... Chemical structure of Acesulfame potassium Acesulfame potassium is a calorie-free artificial sweetener, also known as Acesulfame K or Ace K, and marketed under the trade names Sunett and Sweet One. ... Food energy is the amount of energy in food that is available through digestion. ... Carbohydrates are chemical compounds that contain oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon atoms, and no other elements. ... Diet Coke or Diet Coca-Cola is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: August 2004 in sports Deaths in August 2004 • 30 Fred Whipple • 26 Laura Branigan • 24 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross • 18 Elmer Bernstein • 15 Amarsinh Chaudhary • 14 CzesÅ‚aw MiÅ‚osz • 13 Julia Child • 8...


Coca-Cola is the best-selling soft drink in most countries. Nevertheless, there are some places like Quebec and Prince Edward Island, Canada, where Pepsi is the market leader.[citation needed] In the Middle East, the only region in the world where Coca-Cola is not the number one soda drink, Coca-Cola nonetheless holds almost 25% marketshare (to Pepsi's 75%) and had double-digit growth in 2003.[5] Similarly, in Scotland, where the locally produced Irn-Bru was once more popular, 2005 figures show that both Coca-Cola and Diet Coke now outsell Irn-Bru.[6] Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Irn Bru Irn Bru is the most popular caffeinated soft drink in Scotland. ...


Some claim Coke is less popular in India due to suspicions regarding the health standards of the drink. However, marketshare data does not back this view. Specifically, in 2005, Coca-Cola India's market share was 60.9%.[7]


The Coca-Cola Company owns numerous brands and trademarks. Probably the most well-known besides Coca-Cola, Coke, and their various spin-offs are Sprite, Fanta, Tab, Minute Maid, Fruitopia, Powerade, Dasani, Barq's and Mello Yello (see Coca-Cola brands). Sprite is a clear, lemon-lime flavored, non-caffeinated soft drink, produced by the Coca-Cola Company. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tab, (also spelled TaB), is a diet cola. ... Minute Maid is a product line of beverages, usually associated with orange juice, but now extends to soft drinks of many kinds, including Hi-C and Fruitopia. ... Fruitopia Logo Fruitopia is a fruit flavoured, non-carbonated drink introduced by The Coca-Cola Company in 1994 and targeted at teens and young adults. ... POWERADE is a sports drink by The Coca-Cola Company and currently number two in the sports drink market worldwide. ... Dasani is a brand of bottled water from the Coca-Cola company, launched in 1999, after the success of Aquafina (produced by Coca-Cola-rival PepsiCo). ... Barqs is an American soft drink company. ... Mello Yello is a citrus flavored soft drink produced and distributed by the Coca-Cola Company. ... As the world’s largest beverage company, The Coca-Cola Company owns and markets nearly 400 Coca-Cola brands. ...


Brand Portfolio

The company is most commonly associated with its eponymous flagship product Coca-Cola. However, it also manufactures many other widely marketed and consumed products, and bottles and distributes 400 other drink brands. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ...

Over two thirds of the earths surface is covered with water, 97. ... Gatorade is a major part of the sports drink industry. ... The Bacardi logo The Cathedral Of Rum at the Distillery in Puerto Rico near San Juan. ... The Bacardi logo The Cathedral Of Rum at the Distillery in Puerto Rico near San Juan. ... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 For other uses, see Rum (disambiguation). ... Barqs is an American soft drink company. ... Root beer is a fermented beverage made from a combination of vanilla, cherry tree bark, licorice root, sarsaparilla root, sassafras root bark, nutmeg, anise, and molasses among other ingredients. ... Cappy is a type of monster in the Kirby series of video games by Nintendo and HAL Laboratories At first glance, Cappies look like bouncing or dancing mushrooms that move slowly along the ground. ... In many places, mineral water is often colloquially used to mean carbonated water (which is usually carbonated mineral water, as opposed to tap water). ... Orange Crush is an orange-flavored soda (see orange soda) invented by J. M. Thompson of Chicago in 1906. ... The term orange drink (not to be confused with orange soft drinks; see below) refers to a sweet, sugary drink named for its orange color. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Dasani is a brand of bottled water from the Coca-Cola company, launched in 1999, after the success of Aquafina (produced by Coca-Cola-rival PepsiCo). ... Over two thirds of the earths surface is covered with water, 97. ... Dr Pepper is a popular caramel-colored, carbonated soft drink marketed in the United States by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ... Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... The artwork on this aluminum can of Fresca hints at its grapefruit taste. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... Fruitopia Logo Fruitopia is a fruit flavoured, non-carbonated drink introduced by The Coca-Cola Company in 1994 and targeted at teens and young adults. ... Full Throttle is an energy drink brand produced by the The Coca-Cola Company. ... A variety of energy drinks are available; the skinny bullet can shape is popular. ... Hi-C is a juice drink made by the Minute Maid division of the Coca-Cola Company. ... Kinley is carbonated water used for mixers, and also available in a variety of fruit flavors. ... Binomial name Paullinia cupana Kunth Guarana or Guaraná (pronounced gwa-ra-naa), Paullinia cupana (syn. ... Lift is a soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company that had been available in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and Eastern Europe since the 1970s, which is carbonated and flavored with fruit juice. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... Mello Yello is a citrus flavored soft drink produced and distributed by the Coca-Cola Company. ... Minute Maid is a product line of beverages, usually associated with orange juice, but now extends to soft drinks of many kinds, including Hi-C and Fruitopia. ... Pibb Xtra (previously sold as Mr. ... The Odwalla Inc. ... POWERADE is a sports drink by The Coca-Cola Company and currently number two in the sports drink market worldwide. ... Gatorade logo Gatorade Xtra Gatorade is a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by Quaker Oats Company. ... Original 16 fl/oz. ... Qoo (クー) is a non-carbonated beverage from the Coca-Cola Company. ... Sprite is a clear, lemon-lime flavored, non-caffeinated soft drink, produced by the Coca-Cola Company. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... Original and second logo Surge (also SURGE) is a citrus soft drink first introduced in Norway, under the name Urge (1996), by the Coca-Cola Company to compete with Pepsis Mountain Dew. ... Tab, (also spelled TaB), is a diet cola. ... Diet sodas (also diet, sugar-free, or light soft drinks, refreshments, or carbonated beverages) are sugar-free, artificially sweetened, non-alcoholic carbonated beverages generally marketed towards health-conscious people, diabetics, athletes, and other people who want to lose weight or stay fit. ... The chemical structure of saccharin. ... Vault (also VAULT) is a carbonated beverage that was released by The Coca-Cola Company in June 2005. ... Von Dutch Energy Drink is a brand of energy drink developed by Rockstar energy and ditributed by the Coca-Cola Enterprises via an agreement with the Von Dutch fashion label, 2005. ... Zu or zu can mean: Zulu language (ISO 639 alpha-2, zu) Zu (mythology), a lesser god in Akkadian mythology a German word, meaning to. As part of a family name, it can indicate belonging to the nobility and posession of a place, estate etc. ... Inca Kola is a very successful cola soft drink made in Peru. ...

Corporate citizenship

Recent postive acts by Coca Cola include:


Promoting Diversity

  • Coca-Cola ranked 26th on Fortune magazine's list of the "50 Best Companies for Minorities" in 2004.
  • Coca-Cola Bottling company was named one of "The Top 100 Employers for the Class of 2004" by Black Collegian magazine.
  • Coca-Cola was named one of the "50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S." by Latina Style in 2004.
  • Coca-Cola is among 32 companies that have filed "friend of the court" briefs in support of the University of Michigan's affirmative action policies.
  • Coca-Cola offers domestic partner health benefits to employees' domestic partners of the same sex.
  • Coca-Cola's non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation.

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HIV / AIDS in Africa

  • In September 2002 Coca-Cola announced it would spend up to $5 million per year to fund HIV/AIDS treatment for Africans who work within the company's bottling system. The company had previously offered treatment to its 1,200 corporate workers in Africa. The company's bottling system is made up of 40 independent companies and employs 58,000 people in Africa.[9]
  • Coca Cola Africa plans to support HIV/AIDS programs as part of a $50 million budget to be granted to African organizations by the end of the decade.

Charitable Giving

  • The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners shipped more than 30 million donated 8-oz. servings to Hurricane Katrina Evacuees.[10]
  • Coca-Cola donated $10 million to tsunami relief efforts in Asia. Employees of Coca-Cola in the region are also delivering bottled water, food and other supplies.
  • After the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Coca-Cola its affiliates committed to a $12 million financial contribution to disaster relief efforts.

Sources: - Responsible Shopper [1]


Santa Claus

Santa Claus in his current guise (particularly his red and white attire) is commonly thought to have been created by the Coca-Cola Company in the 1930s, but this is false. The modern image of Santa Claus came from a cartoon by Thomas Nast in 1863. The image is from Harper's Weekly and depicts Santa providing gifts to Union soldiers. The success of the Santa Claus ads was so great, however, that Santa Claus and Coca-Cola are closely associated to this day, and the "Coca-Cola Santa Claus" appears on company products during Christmas time. A common portrayal of Santa Claus. ... Thomas Nast (September 27, 1840–December 7, 1902) was a famous caricaturist and editorial cartoonist in the 19th century and is considered to be the father of American political cartooning. ... Harpers Weekly Inauguration Number 1897 Harpers Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. ... Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. ...


Corporate Governance

Current Board of Directors

Herbert A. Allen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allen & Company Incorporated (a privately held investment firm), and has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 1982. ... Ronald W. Allen has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since 1991. ... Cathleen Black is president of Hearst Magazines, a division of The Hearst Corporation, a diversified communications company. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Barry Diller at the Web 2. ... Donald R. Keough is Chairman of the Board of Allen & Company Incorporated, a New York investment-banking firm. ... Maria Elena Lagomasino has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2003. ... Donald F. McHenry (October 13, 1936 (unconfirmed)-- ) was the Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from September 1979 until January 20, 1981. ... Sam Nunn Samuel Augustus Nunn (born September 8, 1938) is co-chairman and chief executive officer of the NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative), a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. ... J. Pedro Reinhard has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2003. ... James Robinson James Dixon Robinson III (1930-) was born into one of Atlantas most prominent banking families. ... Ueberroth (front right) watches President Ronald Reagan throw the first pitch prior to a game. ... James B. Williams has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since 1979. ...

Historical List of Chief Executive Officers

Samuel C. Dobbs (Samuel Candler Dobbs), president and chairman of the Coca-Cola Company, from 1919 to 1922. ... Douglas N. Daft (born 1943 Cessnock, New South Wales ) was CEO of Coca-Cola (2000 - 2004). ... Roberto Crispulo Goizueta (July 9, 1932 - October 18, 1997) was Chairman, Director, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Coca-Cola Company from August 1980, until his death October 1997. ...

See also

  • Criticism of Coca-Cola
  • List of assets owned by The Coca-Cola Company
  • List of Coca-Cola brands

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Australia The Australian distributor Coca Cola Amatil Ltd. ... As the world’s largest beverage company, The Coca-Cola Company owns and markets nearly 400 brands. ...

References

  1. ^ The Coca Cola Company. NYSE Group. Retrieved on 2006-05-11.
  2. ^ Green Party USA (2004). "A Green Party USA Perspective on the Coca-Cola Boycott". Retrieved June 13, 2006.
  3. ^ Mark Pendergrast (2000). For God, Country and Coca-Cola. Basic Books. ISBN 0465054684, 41–45.
  4. ^ Coca Cola Company Form 10-K 2005. SEC. Retrieved on 2006-05-11.
  5. ^ "Coke and Pepsi battle it out", AME Info, April 8, 2004. Retrieved on 2006-05-11.
  6. ^ Terry Murden. "Coke adds life to health drinks sector", Scotland On Sunday, Scotsman, January 30, 2005. Retrieved on 2006-05-11.
  7. ^ Fizzical Facts: Coke claims 60% mkt share in India. The Economic Times. Retrieved on 2006-05-11.
  8. ^ Annual report pursuant to section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the fiscal year ended december 31, 1999
  9. ^ CCA Foundation: Africa Foundation NAP Partnership
  10. ^ Coca Cola: America's Katrina Donations
  11. ^ Bio : E. Neville Isdell. Coca Cola Company. Retrieved on 2006-05-21.
  • Pendergrast, Mark: For God, Country, and Coca-Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It. New York: Basic Books, 2000 (second edition; ISBN 0465054684).
  • Zyman, Sergio: The End of Marketing as We Know It. New York: HarperBusiness (1st edition (June 1, 1999) ISBN 0887309860).

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External links

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Criticism

  • www.cokewatch.org - Page by a Coca-Cola watchdog group
  • www.killercoke.org - Page criticizing Coca-Cola's work in Colombia
  • www.indiaresource.org - Page criticizing Coca-Cola's alleged crimes in India

 
 

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