Coca-Cola http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26518/all en Coca-Cola kickstarts Arctic campaign with WWF donation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/coca-cola-kickstarts-arctic-campaign-wwf-donation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Europe-wide campaign to help protect polar bears</p> <p>* Arctic summer ice thawed to record low last year</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Coca-Cola will give 3 million euros ($4 million) to conservation group WWF over the next three years to help kickstart a campaign to protect the Arctic from the impacts of global warming, the world's biggest soft-drinks maker said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/coca-cola-kickstarts-arctic-campaign-wwf-donation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Extreme points of Earth Physical geography Technology Zoology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:00:04 +0000 5735662 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Coca-Cola says did not intend Super Bowl ad to be derogatory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-coca-cola-says-did-not-intend-super-bowl-ad-be-derogat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sue Zeidler</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co held what it called a "productive conversation" with an Arab-American group that labeled the firm's Super Bowl ad racist, but will not change the commercial featuring an Arab walking through a desert with a camel.</p> <p>"We did express regret that the ad had been misunderstood," Coca-Cola spokeswoman Lauren Thompson said in an email. "We are very concerned by these allegations and in no way is our ad meant to be derogatory to any group."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-coca-cola-says-did-not-intend-super-bowl-ad-be-derogat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Cola Entertainment Food and drink Technology The Coca-Cola Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:46:01 +0000 5742202 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola to lay off 750 workers in US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/coca-cola-lay-750-workers-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola will cut 750 jobs in the United States as part of a restructuring of its North America operations, a company spokesman said Thursday.</p> <p>The layoffs represent one percent of the company's workforce in North America.</p> <p>About a quarter of the jobs will be eliminated in the company's headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.</p> <p>The layoffs came as world's largest beverage company continues to integrate the North American bottling operations it acquired from Coca-Cola Enterprises in 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/coca-cola-lay-750-workers-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coca-Cola Cola Dow Jones Industrial Average Labor Soft drinks AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:33:13 +0000 5790178 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola 'recipe' finds teen buyer -- at $15 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/coca-cola-recipe-finds-teen-buyer-at-15-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What could be a World War II era recipe for Coca-Cola's secret formula found a buyer Wednesday on eBay -- a 15-year-old who now has three days to come up with $15 million to pay for it.</p> <p>Georgia antiques dealer Cliff Kluge listed the yellowing typewritten document -- found among papers at a Tennessee estate sale -- with an opening bid of $5 million and a buy-it-now price of $15 million as a publicity stunt.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130515/coca-cola-recipe-finds-teen-buyer-at-15-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Cola Food and drink Technology AFP Thu, 16 May 2013 00:45:32 +0000 5838881 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola 'recipe' finds teen buyer -- at $15 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130516/coca-cola-recipe-finds-teen-buyer-at-15-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What could be a World War II era recipe for Coca-Cola's secret formula found a buyer Wednesday on eBay -- a 15-year-old who now has three days to come up with $15 million to pay for it.</p> <p>Georgia antiques dealer Cliff Kluge listed the yellowing typewritten document -- found among papers at a Tennessee estate sale -- with an opening bid of $5 million and a buy-it-now price of $15 million as a publicity stunt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130516/coca-cola-recipe-finds-teen-buyer-at-15-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Cola Food and drink Technology Well being Thu, 16 May 2013 19:00:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839619 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola 'recipe' finds teen buyer -- at $15 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130516/coca-cola-recipe-finds-teen-buyer-at-15-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What could be a World War II era recipe for Coca-Cola's secret formula found a buyer Wednesday on eBay -- a 15-year-old who now has three days to come up with $15 million to pay for it.</p> <p>Georgia antiques dealer Cliff Kluge listed the yellowing typewritten document -- found among papers at a Tennessee estate sale -- with an opening bid of $5 million and a buy-it-now price of $15 million as a publicity stunt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130516/coca-cola-recipe-finds-teen-buyer-at-15-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Cola Food and drink Technology Tourism Thu, 16 May 2013 19:15:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5839637 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola hit by disappointing sales, weak outlook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140218/coca-cola-hit-disappointing-sales-weak-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola Tuesday reported a dip in fourth-quarter profits due to lower-than-expected sales and offered a 2014 outlook that disappointed analysts.</p> <p>The US beverage maker said weak economic conditions had pinched consumption, leading to an overall 3.6 percent decline in global revenues in the October-December period.</p> <p>Sales in North America, which account for nearly 50 percent of revenues, slid 4.2 percent to $5.27 billion. Sales in the region are under pressure in part due to consumer avoidance of high-calorie beverages.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140218/coca-cola-hit-disappointing-sales-weak-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Cola Social Issues The Coca-Cola Co The Coca-Cola Company USD AFP Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:47:50 +0000 6074007 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola to close 2 fruit-juice plants in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140508/coca-cola-close-2-fruit-juice-plants-russia-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US beverage giant Coca-Cola will close two fruit-juice factories in Russia in the coming months because of falling demand, a company spokesman told AFP Thursday.</p> <p>The plants belong to its Russian subsidiary Nidan, which The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest soft-drink maker, acquired in 2010.</p> <p>One plant is located in Moscow and the other in Novosibirsk, Siberia.</p> <p>The closures will impact about 1,000 employees.</p> <p>The Atlanta, Georgia-based company said it was transferring the Moya Semy juice brand from those plants to its other Russian juice maker, Multon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140508/coca-cola-close-2-fruit-juice-plants-russia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coca-Cola Cola Dow Jones Industrial Average Labor Law The Coca-Cola Co The Coca-Cola Company AFP Thu, 08 May 2014 21:03:32 +0000 6142255 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola to close 2 fruit-juice plants in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140508/coca-cola-close-2-fruit-juice-plants-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US beverage giant Coca-Cola will close two fruit-juice factories in Russia in the coming months because of falling demand, a company spokesman told AFP Thursday.</p> <p>The plants belong to its Russian subsidiary Nidan, which The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest soft-drink maker, acquired in 2010.</p> <p>One plant is located in Moscow and the other in Novosibirsk, Siberia.</p> <p>The closures will impact about 1,000 employees.</p> <p>The Atlanta, Georgia-based company said it was transferring the Moya Semy juice brand from those plants to its other Russian juice maker, Multon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140508/coca-cola-close-2-fruit-juice-plants-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coca-Cola Cola Dow Jones Industrial Average Labor Law The Coca-Cola Co The Coca-Cola Company AFP Thu, 08 May 2014 21:03:32 +0000 6142256 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain court orders Coca-Cola to reinstate sacked staff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140613/spain-court-orders-coca-cola-reinstate-sacked-staff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Spanish court on Friday ordered the US drinks giant Coca-Cola to reinstate more than 800 workers it laid off as it closed down four bottling plants.</p> <p>The planned closure of the Spanish plants sparked months of strikes by workers who say the company has no right to cut jobs when it is making a profit.</p> <p>Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, the subsidiary of the US company that bottles drinks in Spain, had planned 1,190 layoffs of which 821 were carried out.</p> <p>The National Court in Madrid on Friday said in a statement it had "declared void" that plan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140613/spain-court-orders-coca-cola-reinstate-sacked-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Dow Jones Industrial Average The Coca-Cola Company AFP Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:14:04 +0000 6175968 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain court orders Coca-Cola to reinstate sacked staff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140613/spain-court-orders-coca-cola-reinstate-sacked-staff-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Spanish court on Friday ordered the US drinks giant Coca-Cola to reinstate more than 800 workers it had laid off as it closed down four bottling plants.</p> <p>The planned closure of the Spanish plants has sparked months of strikes by workers who say the company has no right to cut jobs when it is making a profit.</p> <p>Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, the regional branch of the US company, had planned 1,190 layoffs of which 821 had been carried out. </p> <p>The National Court in Madrid on Friday said in a statement it had "declared void" that plan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140613/spain-court-orders-coca-cola-reinstate-sacked-staff-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Cola The Coca-Cola Company AFP Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:35:26 +0000 6176185 at http://www.globalpost.com Coca-Cola earnings dip; North America volume flat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140722/coca-cola-earnings-dip-north-america-volume-flat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Coca-Cola Tuesday reported that second-quarter earnings dipped, as it notched strong volume growth in Asia but flat volumes in North America, Europe and Latin America.</p> <p>Net earnings at the US beverage giant came in at $2.6 billion, down three percent from the year-ago period.</p> <p>The year-over-year drop reflected in part a Venezuelan law capping profit margins. </p> <p>"As we now reach the midpoint of the year, we have delivered sound financial performance year to date and demonstrated sequential improvement in our global volume growth," said chief executive Muhtar Kent. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140722/coca-cola-earnings-dip-north-america-volume-flat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coca-Cola Cola Food and drink Medicine AFP Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 6211803 at http://www.globalpost.com