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  • Coca-Cola Acquires Grinders Coffee in Melbourne

    Sydney-based Coca-Cola Amatil has acquired Melbourne-based Grinders Coffee for an undisclosed amount. Grinders Coffee was founded in 1962 by Giancarlo Giusti, an immigrant from Verona, Italy. By 2005, Grinders Coffee has about 2000 trade customers, 50 emp...
  • Coca-Cola Themed Wipeout Pure on PSP

    Starting August 11 through October 27, 2005, owners of Wipeout Pure in Japan can get Coke-themed content for their games from http://cokestyle.net The downloads will be updated weekly and will include new courses, cars and menu graphics all with Coca-Cola...
  • Atul Singh Becomes New President of India Division

    The Coca-Cola Company announced the appointment of Atul Singh as the new president of its India division. Mr. Singh is currently the head of Coca-Cola's East, Central and South China division. He has previously headed the franchise bottling operations in ...
  • Coca-Cola Extends Olympic Sponsorship through 2020

    The Coca-Cola Company and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the renewal of their historic partnership for an unprecedented 12 years at a ceremony at the Great Wall of China near Beijing. The renewal of the partnership begins from 2009 th...
  • Coca-Cola M5

    According to an article contributed by Zach on CoolHunting.com, Coca-Cola has commissioned five design groups to work on a packaging redesign project code named M5. The five groups are The Designers Republic (UK), Lobo (Brazil), MK12 (USA), Rex & Tennant ...
  • Pibb Zero

    According to a Beverage Digest article, the Coca-Cola Company is test marketing Pibb Zero in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Pibb Zero is the diet version of Pibb Xtra that competes with Diet Dr. Pepper. There are no plans to release Pibb Zero nation...
  • Vintage Advertising Show & Sale

    The Space City Chapter of the Coca-Cola Collectors Club is hosting a vintage advertising show and sale at the Park Plaza Hotel, Reliant Center Houston, 8686 Kirby Drive @ 610 Loop South in Houston, Texas, August 26 from 5pm to 9pm and August 27, 2005 from...
  • A World of Refreshment

    Coca-Cola Great Britain is launching a new umbrella campaign "A World of Refreshment" for all its 19 product brands. The campaign highlights the changing lifestyles and how they influence the innovations in the beverages the company produces including the...
  • Interbrand Survey - Coca-Cola is Top Global Brand

    For the fifth year in a row, Coca-Cola is the top brand name in the world as surveyed by Interbrand and reported by BusinessWeek. Coca-Cola brand value is estimated to be worth US$67.5 Billion in 2005, followed by Microsoft at US$59.5 Billion, IBM at US$5...
  • InBev Sells Bremer Coca-Cola Bottling

    InBev S.A. announces the sale today of its 62.4% interest in Bremer Erfrischungsgetranke Gmbh to Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke AG for 137 million Euros (approx USD 166 million). InBev acquired Beck & Co including the Coca-Cola bottling assets in Germany ...
  • Coca-Cola Romania to Redesign 250ml Bottle

    According to Just-Drinks.com, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Romania (CCHBCR) is spending 6 million euros (approx US$7.3 million) to redesign the 250ml returnable glass bottles. The new bottles will be used for Coca-Cola and other company products. C...
  • Jozi's Biggest Turn On

    On the evening of July 13, 2005, Jozi's newest landmark signage was officially turned on atop the 140-meter-high Marble Towers Building (corner of Pritchard and Von Wielligh streets) in downtown Johannesburg. The 12-meter-high, four-sided, free-standing t...
  • Coca-Cola Quiz #4

    Coca-Cola invites you to take an online quiz to test your Coke IQ. Quiz #4 is now online at http://www2.coca-cola.com/quiz/quiz.htmlThe multiple choice quiz has 10 questions each with a picture of a collectible or artifact from the Coca-Cola Company. Corr...
  • Coca-Cola Shelves Sunfill

    Coca-Cola India has decided to shelf Sunfill brand soft drink concentrates due to lower than expected demand. Originally launched in November 2002, Sunfill comes in regular, Anand or Tarang, and is sold for Rs 2.50 (approx USD$0.06) per serve in single se...
  • Powerade Option Launched in the USA

    The Coca-Cola announces the launch of POWERade OPTION, a low-calorie sports drink, in the USA. Available in 20-oz and 32-oz bottles, Powerade Option comes in three flavors: black cherry, lemon and strawberry. The launch will include national print adverti...
  • Coca-Cola Zero WorldChill.com

    As part of the Coca-Cola Zero campaign, visitors to the website worldchill.com can express their chill level and a brief message on any location on a map of the world. The visitor is greeted with the question "How Chill Are You?" and may respond by select...
  • Coca-Cola Returns to Iraq on July 1

    The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Iraq (CCBCI), a joint venture created by Turkey's Efes Invest Holland and Iraq's H.M.B.S., has become the sole distributor of Coca-Cola products in Iraq starting July 1, 2005. CCBCI is headquartered in Dubai free-trade zo...
  • Friedberg Coca-Cola Collection to Be Auctioned

    According to the Coca-Cola Collectors Club member Kathryn Friedberg, half of her father's 45-year Coca-Cola memorabilia collection will be acutioned on Saturday, June 25, starting at 11 am at the M Klein Auction House, 1400 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, I...
  • Coca-Cola to Replace Topeka Facility

    Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) announced today that it will replace its 70-year-old facility near downtown Topeka, Kansas with a new distribution center at the Topeka Air Industrial Park. The new 40,000 square-feet facility will add 20 to 25 jobs to the 45 t...
  • I'd Like to Teach the World to Chill

    Coca-Cola is remaking the 1971 blockbuster Coca-Cola hilltop television commerical for the upcoming Coca-Cola Zero campaign. The multimedia marketing campaign has been created by Miami-based agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, under the tagline "Everybody C...