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Coca Leaf and Kola Nut; The Story of Coca-Cola

John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, at his Pemberton Chemical Company, first cooked up Coca-Cola as a tonic, for common ailments. He based it on cocaine from the coca leaf and caffeine-rich extracts of the kola nut. It is said that Dr. Pemberton carried a jar of his tonic to Jacob's bar where it was sampled and pronounced excellent; a delicious and refreshing taste. The drink was sampled for five cents a glass as a soda fountain drink and averaged nine drinks per day. 


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Giving Back

The Coca-Cola Foundation is the Corporation's philanthropic arm and has since its inception awarded more than $ 1 billion in grants to support community initiatives around the world. Coca-Cola set up a Covid Relief fund to support communities and organizations and has so far raised over $50 milli...


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Here To Stay

Coca-Cola introduced Coke Zero, its zero-calorie soft drink but with the same regular taste as Coca-Cola in 2005 and acquired Energy brands in 2007. The big announcement came in 2007 when after acquiring Energy brands, Coca-Cola joined the Business Leaders Initiative on Human rights, a group of c...


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A New Era

He acquired complete control of Coca-Cola, a name coined by Dr. Pemberton's partner who felt the fusion of the two words Coke and Cola would look well in advertising. Under the leadership of Mr. Candler, the trademark was registered with the name 'Coca-Cola in the year 1893, at the US Patent Offi...


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Growth & Increase

The company began selling in China, East Germany, and India; it is even reported that in China, Coca-Cola was the only company allowed to sell cold-packed beverages in the year 1978. A major innovation for Coca-Cola came with the invention of plastic bottle packaging; made from recycled plastic (...


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Did You Know?

Coca-Cola also supports applications for grants and sponsorships and accepts all forms via an online application system Coca-Cola is committed to empowering women and children, protecting th...


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Change is Here

Coca-Cola diversified its packaging and distribution after World War II and acquired some new products. Its first packaging, the contoured bottle was introduced in 1916 and later registered in 1960. Coca-Cola introduced its first lemon-lime drink, Sprite in 1961. It entered the citrus juice marke...


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Where It Began

Where It Began

Who can tell what Dr. Pemberton was thinking, but one thing he could not have predicted was the potential of the beverage he created. He sold the rights of his business gradually till there was not one bit left, just prior to his death, he made his last sale: to an Atlanta businessman. The tradem...


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