Coca Cola Company : The Company

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The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola or ‘the company’) is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of finished sparkling and still beverages, non-alcoholic beverage concentrates, and syrups. Coca-Cola owns more than 500 brands and operates in more than 200 countries. The company’s headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Coca-Cola Company employed approximately 129,200 people at the end of FY2014. The company’s revenues in FY2014 were $45,998 million. Ten major events in the Coca-Cola Company history: • 1886 The company was founded by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton from Atlanta, Georgia. • 1891 Coca-Cola was sold to Asa G. Candler, an Atlanta-based businessman. • 1893 The trademark ‘Coca Cola’ was patented. • 1899 Benjamin Thomas, Joseph Whitehead and John Lupton established large-scale bottling system. • 1916 The unique contour-shape bottle was introduced. • 1919 The company’s stock was first put on public sale at $40 per share. • 1960 The Coca-Cola Company bought Minute Maid and introduced Fanta and Sprite drinks. • 1982 The company introduced Diet Coke. • 1985 The company launched the new formula of Coca-Cola drink, but was compelled to switch from New Coke back to Coca-Cola Classic. • 2015 Coca-Cola presented first ever polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle partially made from plants. I would not recommend purchasing 500 shares of the Coca-Cola Company. The New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol for Coca-Cola is KO. The stock price is $42.19 (October

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