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Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants, and vending machines in more than 200 countries.[1] It is produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia, and is often referred to simply as Coke (a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company in the United States since March 27, 1944). Originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton, Coca-Cola was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The company produces concentrate, which is then sold to licensed Coca-Cola bottlers throughout the world. The bottlers, who hold territorially exclusive contracts with the company, produce finished product in cans and bottles from the concentrate in combination with filtered water and sweeteners. The bottlers then sell, distribute and merchandise Coca-Cola to retail stores and vending machines. Based on Interbrand's best global brand 2011, Coca-Cola was the world's most valuable brand.[2]

Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by John Pemberton, an Atlanta, Georgia, pharmacist. Pemberton was actually trying to concoct a headache remedy, but once he mixed his special syrup with carbonated water, and a few customers tasted the result, he realized that he had the makings of a popular soda fountain beverage. The name Coca-Cola was coined by Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, who also wrote out the new name in the expressive script that has become Coca Cola's signature logo. Though the Coca-Cola Company apparently would rather not talk about the origin of its name in detail, it's clear that Robinson derived "Coca-Cola" from two of the drink's ingredients: cola from the cola nut, and extract of coca leaf, also the source of cocaine. Cocaine was a common ingredient of nineteenth-century patent medicines, and by the standards of the day Coca-Cola contained a minuscule amount that probably had no effect on its consumers. Still, by the early 1890s there was a rising tide of anti-cocaine sentiment, and Atlanta businessman Asa Candler, who acquired the Coca Cola Company in 1891, steadily decreased even the tiny amount of the drug in the recipe. There is some evidence that the only reason Candler kept putting even minute amounts of coca extract in the drink was the belief that to omit it entirely might cause Coca Cola, by then besieged by imitators, to lose its trademark. In any event, Coca-Cola was completely cocaine free by 1929. The name Coke appeared in popular usage as a short form of Coca-Cola just before World War I but was often applied as a generic term to any cola drink (and used by Coca-Cola's competitors, including the now long-defunct Koke Company) until 1940, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the name Coke rightfully belongs to the Coca-Cola Company. In financial circles, Coca-Cola has been one of the strongest and most reliable trading stocks, showing a steady return in all of its years of existence but one. Warren Buffet, one of the world's richest men, has always touted Coca Cola as an essential in one's stock portfolio. _cola.html


1886 - Drink Coca-Cola. 1904 - Delicious and refreshing. 1905 - Coca-Cola revives and sustains. 1906 - The great national temperance beverage. 1908 - Good til the last drop 1917 - Three million a day. 1922 - Thirst knows no season. 1923 - Enjoy life. 1924 - Refresh yourself. 1925 - Six million a day. 1926 - It had to be good to get where it is. 1927 - Pure as Sunlight 1927 - Around the corner from anywhere. 1928 - Coca-Cola ... pure drink of natural flavors. 1929 - The pause that refreshes. 1932 - Ice-cold sunshine. 1937 - America's favorite moment. 1938 - The best friend thirst ever had. 1938 - Thirst asks nothing more. 1939 - Coca-Cola goes along. 1939 - Coca-Cola has the taste thirst goes for. 1939 - Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you may be, when you think of refreshment, think of ice cold Coca-Cola. 1941 - Coca-Cola is Coke! 1942 - The only thing like Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola itself. 1944 - How about a Coke? 1945 - Coke means Coca-Cola. 1945 - Passport to refreshment. 1947 - Coke knows no season. 1948 - Where there's Coke there's hospitality. 1949 - Coca-Cola ... along the highway to anywhere. 1952 - What you want is a Coke. 1954 - For people on the go. 1956 - Coca-Cola ... makes good things taste better. 1957 - The sign of good taste. 1958 - The Cold, Crisp Taste of Coke 1959 - Be really refreshed. 1963 - Things go better with Coke. 1966 - Coke ... after Coke ... after Coke.

1969 - It's the real thing. 1971 - I'd like to buy the world a Coke. (basis for the song I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing) 1974 - Look for the real things. 1976 - Coke adds life. 1979 - Have a Coke and a smile (see also Mean Joe Greene) 1982 - Coke is it! 1985 - America's Real Choice 1986 - Red White & You (for Coca-Cola Classic) 1986 - Catch the Wave (for New Coke) 1989 - Can't Beat the Feeling. (also used in the UK) 1991 - Can't Beat the Real Thing. (for Coca-Cola Classic) 1993 - Always Coca-Cola. 2000 - Enjoy. 2001 - Life tastes good. (also used in the UK) 2003 - Real. 2005 - Make It Real. 2006 - The Coke Side of Life (used also in the UK) 2007 - Live on the Coke Side of Life (also used in the UK) 2008 - love it light (also used in the UK) 2009 - Open Happiness 2010 - Twist The Cap To Refreshment 2011 - Life Begins Here 2012 - Open Happiness

Coca-Cola Diet Coke Thums Up Sprite Fanta Limca Maaza Maaza Milky Delite Minute Maid Pulpy Orange Minute Maid Nimbu Fresh Burn Kinley Water Kinley Soda Schweppes GEORGIA Gold

key objectives of company Like every company objective of lays is to be flourishing and earn more profits. Therefore they pursue following objectives:-

vision Profit People Portfolio Partner Planet productivity

goal More than double system revenue while increasing system margin Be a great place to work More than double servings to over 3 billion a day Be most preffered and trusted beverage partner Global leadership in sustainable water use Manage people,time and money for greatest effectiveness

The world is changing all around us. To continue to thrive as a business over the next ten years and beyond, we must look ahead, understand the trends and forces that will shape our business in the future and move swiftly to prepare for what's to come. We must get ready for tomorrow today. That's what our 2020 Vision is all about. It creates a long-term destination for our business and provides us with a "Road map" for winning together with our bottling partners. Our Mission Our Road map starts with our mission, which is enduring. It declares our purpose as a Company and serves as the standard against which we weigh our actions and decisions. To refresh the world... To inspire moments of optimism and happiness... To create value and make a difference Our Vision Our vision serves as the framework for our Road map and guides every aspect of our business by describing what we need to accomplish in order to continue achieving sustainable, quality growth. People: Be a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be Portfolio: Bring to the world a portfolio of quality beverage brands that anticipate and satisfy peoples desires and needs Partners: Nurture a winning network of customers and suppliers, together we create mutual, enduring value Planet: Be a responsible citizen that makes a difference by helping build and support sustainable communities Profit: Maximize long-term return to share owners while being mindful of our overall responsibilities Productivity: Be a highly effective, lean and fast-moving organization Our Winning Culture Our Winning Culture defines the attitudes and behaviors that will be required of us to make our 2020 Vision a reality. Live Our Values Our values serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we behave in the world. Leadership: The courage to shape a better future Collaboration: Leverage collective genius Integrity: Be real Accountability: If it is to be, its up to me Passion: Committed in heart and mind

Diversity: As inclusive as our brands Quality: What we do, we do well

Focus on the Market Focus on needs of our consumers, customers and franchise partners Get out into the market and listen, observe and learn Possess a world view Focus on execution in the marketplace every day Be insatiably curious Work Smart Act with urgency Remain responsive to change Have the courage to change course when needed Remain constructively discontent Work efficiently Act Like Owners Be accountable for our actions and in actions Steward system assets and focus on building value Reward our people for taking risks and finding better ways to solve problems Learn from our outcomes -- what worked and what didnt Be the Brand Inspire creativity, passion, optimism and fun

SWOT ANALYSIS The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) is a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups, in the world. Coca-Cola has a strong brandname and brand portfolio. Business-Week and Interbrand, a branding consultancy, recognizeCoca-Cola as one of the leading brands in their top 100 global brands ranking in 2006. TheBusiness Week-Interbred valued Coca-Cola at $67,000 million in 2006. Coca-Cola ranks wellahead of its close competitor Pepsi which has a ranking of 22 having a brand value of $12,690million The Companys strong brand value facilitates customer recall and allows Coca-Cola topenetrate markets. However, the company is threatened by intense competition which could havean adverse impact on the companys market share. StrengthsWeaknesses Worlds leading brandLarge scale of operationsRobust revenue growth in three segmentNegative publicitySluggish performance in North AmericaDecline in cash from operating activities OpportunitiesThreats Acquisitions Intense competitionGrowing bottled water marketGrowing Hispanic population in USIntense competitionDependence on bottling partnersSluggish growth of carbonated beverages