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  • Smokyfest '07

    The 17th annual Smokyfest will be held at the Holiday Inn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee May 31 - June 2, 2007. This year's theme is "Hawaiian". Events include opening party, silent auction, scavanger hunt, swap meet, banquet and room hopping. For hotel infor...
  • Coca-Cola Flies Again with United Airlines

    After five years, Coca-Cola is flying again onboard United Airlines. United Airlines today announced it has signed a five-year beverage agreement with The Coca-Cola Company, making it United's primary soft drink supplier, effective May 1, 2007. This new b...
  • 20th Annual Badger Spring Pause

    The 20th annual Badger Spring Pause Coca-Cola Collectors Club Convention will be held May 17-19, 2007 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Winsconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Activities will include Cokes Bingo, breakfast at Paul Bunyun's, hospitality n...
  • Coca-Cola Establishes Global Community Connections

    According to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Coca-Cola Company is creating a new division named Global Community Connections (GCC) to replace a two-decade-old corporate external affairs department. The new division, headed by Ingrid Saunde...
  • Coca-Cola to Acquire Brindavan Beverages

    Hindustan Coca-Cola Bottling Pvt Ltd (HCCB) is expected to acquire Brindavan Beverages with bottling facilities in Bareilly, U.P. and Hospet, Karnataka, India. The Ladhani Group-owned plants cover the entire north, east, central India and western India fo...
  • Diet Coke Plus Arrives in the Bay Area

    I visited the distribution center of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of California located in Union City, California (appoximately 30 miles southeast of San Francisco) this morning. As I walked up to the front office, an employee was carrying a case of 20 ...
  • Coca-Cola Says No to Italian Film Featuring Jesus Drinking Coke

    An Italian film "7 km from Jerusalem" about an advertising executive who is soul searching after losing his job and marriage and runs into Jesus in Jerusalem sparked protest from the Coca-Cola Company. As a result, the film could not premier over Easter w...
  • Coca-Cola HBC Builds 14th Botting Plant in Russia

    Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia is planning to build a new bottling plant in the Rostov Region in southern Russia. Construction is slated to begin in May 2007 and to be ready for production within one year. The EUR120 Million Plant (Approx USD 160 Million) will pro...
  • Great Taste Has Its Benefits

    Coca-Cola North America announces today its plans to launch Diet Coke Plus - a calorie-free cola drink with vitamins B3, B6, and B12, and the minerals zinc and magnesium. Beginning April 2007, Diet Coke Plus will be available throughout the U.S. in 20-oun...
  • Coca-Cola Amatil Buys Cafe Direct

    Coca-Cola Amatil (N.Z.) Ltd has agreed to acquire Café Direct, a hospitality and office coffee delivery company. Completion of the acquisition is expected by the end of March 2007. Café Direct, established in 1992, is New Zealand's largest workplace cof...
  • Diet Coke Plus and Vitamin-Fortified Waters

    The Coca-Cola Company is planning to launch a new variety of Diet Coke enriched with vitamins B-6 and B-12, magnesium, zinc and niacin. The new product Diet Coke Plus will be available soon in the US. In addition, vitamin-fortified Dasani Plus and H2Odwal...
  • Coca-Cola to Acquire Matte Leao

    According to a report in Sao Paulo-based Valor Economico, Coca-Cola is in the process of acquiring Matte Leao, the largest ready-to-drink tea maker in Brazil. The 106-year Brazilian beverage company markets a variety of tea products including tea bags and...
  • Coca-Cola Launches Riwa Water

    The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Jordan has recently launched Riwa brand water in Jordan this month. Riwa is non-carbonated purified water enhanced with minerals and is available in 500ml (24 bottle pack) and 1.5 liters (6 bottle pack) sizes. Riwa natura...
  • Coca-Cola to Add Caffeine Labeling on US Products

    The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it will add caffeine content information on the labels of all of its products distributed in the United States that contain caffeine as part of an industry-wide initiative. Coca-Cola already has caffeine labeling...
  • Coca-Cola Bottler Up For Sale in Korea

    According to the Korea Times, Coca-Cola Korea Bottling Company (CCKBC) may be up for sale by its current owner, Sydney, Australia-based Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA). In 1998, CCA acquired CCKBC from Coca-Cola Korea, after it launched the bottling company by tak...
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises to Cut 3500 Jobs

    Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world, announces its plan to cut 3,500 jobs worldwide, or 4.7% of the workforce. CCE has 74,000 employees in North America and Europe. CCE's layoff announcement comes after it reported US$1...
  • Coca-Cola and Bottlers to Settle Lawsuit

    In February 2006, 56 bottlers brought a lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Company and the largest bottler: Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). The bottlers charged the Coca-Cola Company and CCE for violating the 1994 distribution agreement for Powerade. Coca-Cola an...
  • 9th Annual Coca-Cola Collectors Classic

    The Ninth Collectors Classic will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2007 from 7 to 9pm at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. This is an exclusive event for Coca-Cola Collectors Club members. The event will have a reception with light snacks and refreshments and a...
  • World of Coke Tokyo Closes and New World of Coke Atlanta to Open

    It's sad but true. The World of Coca-Cola Tokyo in Odaiba, Japan has closed on January 15, 2007 after 6 years of operation. The Coca-Cola store at Haneda International Airport has also closed earlier last year. The Coca-Cola Web Shop online http://www.woc...
  • Coca-Cola Buys Fuze

    The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it has purchased Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based Fuze Beverage, LLC for an undisclosed sum. Fuze Beverage develops and markets non-carbonated soft drinks without the use of high fructose corn syrup sweeteners ...