Coca Col A Global Leader

1268 WordsFeb 7, 20166 Pages
This paper includes history of Coca-Cola Company, its SWOT analysis, my proposal of a new product called Maple Cola, which a healthier alternative of Coca Cola. Company overview Coca-Cola Inc. is a global leader in the beverage industry. The history of the company began in 1886 when the curiosity of an Atlanta pharmacist, Dr. John S. Pemberton, led him to create a distinctive tasting soft drink that could be sold at soda fountains. The name Coca-Cola refers to two of its original ingredients: kola nuts, a source of caffeine, and coca leaves. Later on Dr. John S. Pemberton took his created flavored syrup to his neighborhood pharmacy and mixed it with carbonated water. Those who sampled it deemed the drink “excellent”. Dr. Pemberton’s partner and bookkeeper, Frank M. Robinson, is credited with naming the beverage “Coca Cola” as well as designing the trademarked, distinct script, still used today (Worldofcoca-cola.com). Although Coca-Cola Inc.’s headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, the company’s operational reach encompasses over 200 countries worldwide across six operating regions: Eurasia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Pacific (Coca-colacompany.com). We can say that Coca-Cola is available in every country, including Cuba and North Korea (through the grey market). Today the company produces more than 300 beverage brands and over 1.08 billion drinks are consumed per day around the world. Situational analysis Strengths: Some of the major strengths of the

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