The Coca-Cola Santa Claus created by artist Haddon Sunblom had its debut in 1931 in The Saturday

Evening Post.

One of the Coca-Cola Company's headquarters buildings in Atlanta

The Coca-Cola Company is a beverage company, manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company is best known for its flagship product CocaCola, invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. The Coca-Cola formula and brand was bought in 1889 by Asa Candler who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in 1892. Besides its namesake Coca-Cola beverage, Coca-Cola currently offers more than 400 brands in over 200 countries or territories and serves 1.6 billion servings each day.

The company operates a franchised distribution system dating from 1889 where The Coca-Cola Company only produces syrup concentrate which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold an exclusive territory. The Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Its stock is listed on the NYSE and is part of DJIA, S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. Its current chairman and CEO is Muhtar Kent.

History
The Coca-Cola Company was originally established as the J. S. Pemberton Medicine Company, a copartnership between Dr. John Stith Pemberton and Ed Holland. The company was formed to sell three main products: Pemberton's French Wine Cola (later known as Coca-Cola), Pemberton's Indian Queen Hair Dye, and Pemberton's Globe Flower Cough Syrup. In 1884, the company became a stock company and the name was changed to Pemberton Chemical Company. The new president was D. D. Doe while Ed Holland became the new VicePresident. Pemberton stayed on as the superintendent. The company's factory was located at No. 107, Marietta St. Three years later, the company was again changed to Pemberton Medicine Company, another co-partnership, this time between Pemberton, A. O. Murphy, E. H. Bloodworth, and J. C. Mayfield. Finally in October 1888, the company received a charter with an authorized capital of $50,000. The charter became official on January 15, 1889. By this time, the company had expanded its offerings to include Pemberton's Orange and Lemon Elixir. The Coca-Cola Company offers nearly 400 brands in over 200 countries, besides its namesake CocaCola beverage. This includes other varieties of Coca-Cola such as:  Diet Coke (introduced in 1982), which uses aspartame, a synthetic phenylalanine-based artificial

sweetener in place of sugar         Diet Coke Caffeine-Free Cherry Coke (1985) Diet Cherry Coke (1986) Coke with Lemon (2001) Diet Coke with Lemon (2001) Vanilla Coke (2002) Diet Vanilla Coke (2002) Coca-Cola C2 (2004)

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Coke with Lime (2004) Aquarius Mineral Water (2004) Diet Coke with Lime (2004) Diet Coke Sweetened with Splenda (2005) Coca-Cola Zero (2005) Coca-Cola Black Cherry Vanilla (2006) Diet Coke Black Cherry Vanilla (2006) Coca-Cola BlāK (2006) Diet Coke Plus (2007) Coca-Cola Orange (2007) Sprite Diet Coke with Citrus Zest (2008)

The Coca Cola Company

Type Industry Founded Headquarters Area served Key People Products

Revenue Operating Income Net Income Total Assets Total equity Employees Website

Public(NYSE:KO) Beverage 1892 Atlanta,Geogia,United States Worldwide Muhtar Kent (Chairman and CEO) Coca Cola Carbonated Soft Drinks Water Other non alcoholic beverages ▲ US$31.0 Billion (FY 2009) ▲ US$8.23 Billion (FY 2009) ▲ US$5.82 Billion (FY 2009) ▲ US$48.7 Billion (FY 2009) ▲ US$24.8 Billion (FY 2009) 92,400 (October 2009) KO.com or The Coca-Cola Company Corporate Website

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