Latest Coca-Cola Co. Stories

2014-04-21 23:02:25

In a report issued today, Corporate Campaign, Inc. (CCI) charges that, "The case of Coca-Cola, is a prime example of how the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement has been co-opted by the very corporations whose harmful policies and practices the movement is trying to monitor and reform.” The report, an open letter to the Calvert Group and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), makes public CCI's response to their designation of Coca-Cola as...

2014-03-07 20:22:01

March 9, The Economist Group Will Stream a Three Day Live Event Featuring Economist's SVP , Global Head of Digital Content and Strategy, Nick Blunden and reader-led Q & A sessions with Business Leaders from IBM, Coca-Cola, DigitasLBi and more using technology by New York-based startup, Shindig NEW YORK, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist Group's marketing blog Lean back announced today that it will produce programming for SXSW interactive featuring live video chats and Q&A...

Study: Unprecedented Marketing Of Sugary Drinks To Youth
2011-10-31 08:49:07

US children and teenagers are becoming major targets of the soft drink industry, with exposure to more advertising and online marketing than ever before, according to a new study from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, according to various media reports. The study is the most widespread and scientific-based assessment of sugary drink nutrition and marketing ever conducted. Data from the study shows that soft drink companies are aggressively targeting young people,...

2010-04-14 14:40:00

Teamsters to Alert Analysts, Investors of Coke's Gamble with Distribution System WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union will host a conference call on Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m. for top institutional shareholders and market analysts of the Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) and Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE). The Teamsters will discuss the companies' business direction for bottling and distribution operations in the United States. (Logo:...

2009-09-16 14:49:29

U.S. beverage giant Coca-Cola Co. said it would test a soda dispenser that serves more than 100 different drinks from a standard-sized soda machine. The so-called fountain of the future, allows consumers to use a touch-screen to choose flavors, which consumers can mix together or keep separate. Selecting lemonade, for example, provides a new screen with several lemonade varieties. Consumers can then fill a cup as far as they prefer, then scroll through the choices to add a topping of another...

2009-06-11 12:40:37

On Wednesday, the Venezuelan government ordered Coca-Cola Co. to remove its Coke Zero beverage from the South American nation, claiming it poses an unspecified threat to health. The decision was made after an influx of nationalizations and a close critical examination of businesses in South America's leading oil exporter. Health Minister Jesus Mantilla insists that the zero-calorie Coke Zero no longer be sold and that stocks of the drink should be removed from stores while the government...

2009-04-14 15:11:37

Gatorade Co., a division of PepsiCo Inc., has filed suit in New York to stop a Coca-Cola Co. advertisement that compares the two companies' sports drinks. The advertisement in question touts Coca-Cola's Powerade Ion 4 as the complete sports drink, says Gatorade is missing two electrolytes and is therefore incomplete, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday. The suit claims there is no evidence scientific or otherwise that Powerade Ion 4 is a superior product. PepsiCo bought Gatorade as part of a...

2009-01-15 16:16:09

The consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) announced on Thursday that it had filed a class action lawsuit against Coca-Cola Co., saying the company is making deceptive health claims about its Vitaminwater products. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, and comes just weeks after regulators warned the company about its marketing practices. In a suit the world's largest soft drink maker called "ridiculous",...

2009-01-15 11:24:43

The Coca-Cola Co. has been served notice of a class-action lawsuit filed over their claims for its VitaminWater beverages, a U.S. non-profit group said. Officials at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington said Coke markets VitaminWater as a healthful alternative to soda and makes a wide range of claims, including that its drinks variously reduce the risk of chronic disease, reduce the risk of eye disease, promote healthy joints and support optimal immune function. While...

2008-12-23 14:47:54

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that Coca-Cola Co's claims that its Diet Coke Plus include a variety of vitamins and minerals, does not meet the agency's standards. "The FDA does not consider it appropriate to fortify snack foods such as carbonated beverages," the agency said in a December 10 letter to the beverage giant released on Tuesday. The letter also said that the label on the product does not include the additional amounts of nutrients included in the "plus" products as the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'