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The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company
Company nameThe Coca Cola Company
Company typePublic
IndustryBeverage
Founded 1892
Founder(s)John Pemberton
Asa Candler
HeadquartersCoca-Cola headquarters,
Atlanta, Georgia
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleMuhtar Kent (Chairman & CEO)
ProductsList of The Coca Cola Company products
Revenue(+) US$ 35.119 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$  8.449 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 11.809 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 72.921 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 31.317 billion (2010)
Employees139,600 (2010)
SubsidiaryList of The Coca Cola Company subsidiaries

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The Coca-Cola Company ( ) is an American multinational beverage corporation of manufacturer, retailer and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Columbus, Georgia. 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 500 brands in over 200 countries or territories and serves over 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 owns its anchor bottler in North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments.

The Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. 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 chief executive is Muhtar Kent.


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