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About The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola was first the invention of Dr. John Pemberton. In 1886, Dr. Pemberton sold the first Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. The beverage innovation proved highly successful, and in 1960, Coca-Cola acquired Minute Maid. This acquisition served as the key stepping stone that moved the company from a singular brand to a beverage empire. Today, the company is home to more than 200 brands and offers its products in more than 200 countries. Beverage products like Sprite, Fanta, SmartWater, Simply Juice and Drinks, Fuze Tea, Dasani, and more are all produced and sold by Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola is always in search of the next big thing in beverages. Collaborating with and acquiring beverage companies that would bolster its product offerings is critical to maintaining the company visions. Acquisitions like Moxie and Costa Coffee, both in 2018, have proven highly beneficial to the beverage company. Its active business strategy makes it a leading company in its field. Coca-Cola is number 1 in 4 out of 5 category clusters in global nonalcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages. The company is divided into six segments: North America, Latin America, EMEA, Asia Pacific, Bottling Investments Group (BIG), and Global Ventures (GV). Each of these areas is integral to Coca-Cola’s business. Regional segments focus on running the business in their respective areas of the world. BIG began in 2006, when the company-owned bottling operations were incorporated together to form BIG. GV was established in 2019 and focuses on acquisitions and investments, both major and minor, to foster future growth.

700,000 people work at the Coca-Cola company. Those employees work hard to distribute Coca-Cola’s products all over the world. The Coca-Cola System is what the company calls its signature methodology for seamless manufacturing and distribution. In collaboration with its bottling partners, the company markets, manufactures, and sells beverage concentrates and syrups as well as finished beverages. Together, these products make roughly 1.9 billion servings per day. Those servings are thoroughly enjoyed across the globe. Coca-Cola will continue to succeed in an ever-relevant industry as a savvy, confident company that, simply put, just wants to provide people with delicious drinks.

The Coca-Cola Company

One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: (404) 676-2683

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
CEO: James Quincey

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA