In 1886, John Pemberton, a Civil War veteran and Atlanta pharmacist, found a fragrant,caramel-colored liquid which was combined with carbonated water and John Pemberton’s bookkeeper, Frank Robinson named this mixture, Coca-Cola. In its fi rst year, the company sold about 9 glasses of Coca-Cola a day. A century later, The Coca-Cola Company has produced over 10 billion gallons of syrup. 1888-1891, Pemberton sold the company to Atlanta businessman, Asa Griggs Candler, for a total of about $2300. Candler would become the company 's first president, and the first to bring real vision to the business and the brand. By 1895, Candler had built syrup plants in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. In 1894,
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Coca-Cola Company brands, the Company wants that choice to be exciting and satisfying, every single time.
Today, The Coca-Cola Company is the largest beverage company with the most extensive distribution system in the world. But they are so much more. Their vision spans across five areas:
The Coca-Cola Company, including the bottling entities they own, employs approximately 55,000 people. More than 44,000 of those employees work for the Company outside of the United States.
They are the largest private-sector employer across all of Africa. And in the country of South Africa, for every one job created by the Coca-Cola system, 16 jobs are created in the informal retail sector.
Working with their Brazilian partners, the Company has launched a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using alternative fuels. Their bottling partner in Sao Paulo has a fleet of approximately 140 trucks running on 5 percent biodiesel (made form castor beans and soybeans).
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has awarded more than $26 million in higher-education scholarships to 3,250 students in the United States since its inception in 1986.
The Coca-Cola system has a comprehensive HIV/AIDS health care program in Africa, covering nearly 60,000 employees, their