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Coca-Cola and Aurora in talks to brew marijuana-infused drinks

Some serious discussions are going on between Coca-Cola and Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop cannabis-infused beverages, a move that would signal a significant foray into the marijuana sector by one of the world's most iconic brands.

Coca-Cola contacts police after human waste found in cans

Lisburn - Production in a Northern Ireland factory came to a halt after a machine became clogged with feces. However, no contaminated drinks reached consumers.

Coke, Pepsi fund health groups... but fight them too: study

New York - Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the two major US soda giants, have given millions of dollars to health organizations while quietly fighting anti-obesity measures such as taxes on soft drinks, a new study shows.

Op-Ed: With no sugar, Coke suspends all production in Venezuela

Caracas - Coca-Cola FEMSA has suspended all production in Venezuela because of a sugar shortage said the multinational company in a statement on Thursday.

Coke/Pepsi fund study claiming diet soda is better than water

Bristol - In 2014, producers of soft drinks funded a study that concluded diet soda was better for losing weight than water. The companies are at again, as they have funded another study.

Coca-Cola India will shut factories if new ‘sin tax’ passed

The Indian subsidiary of Coca-Cola warned of shutting down factories as the Indian government proposed a 40 percent "sin tax" on fizzy drinks and tobacco products considered harmful to the society.

India Coca-Cola plant blamed for water scarcity, asked to leave

New Delhi - Eighteen village councils in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India are demanding the local Coca-Cola plant be prohibited from extracting groundwater, claiming overuse has led to a scarcity of water in the area.

Coca-Cola's chief science officer steps down

Coca-Cola's chief science and health officer is stepping down following an outcry about the company's funding to an anti-obesity group.

The future of Coca-Cola's business is not its signature drink

Coke wants customers to realize that it is much more than its namesake soda. The company announced Wednesday it will be begin selling a carbonated-version of the brand Smartwater this month.

Op-Ed: Starbucks tax deals, 'Back to the Future' day and more

New ideas and technologies have completely changed the way we live, learn, and work. So, the next question is: What will our world look like in 2045, 30 years from today?

Coke funds scientists who blame inactivity over diet for obesity

Coca-Cola gave $1.5 million to a nonprofit group that claims exercise is a greater concern than calories in fighting obesity.

Coca-Cola to bottle its drinks with plant-based material

Coca-Cola products have always been thought to be sweet and pleasing to the palate. However, the latest method of packaging is enough to warrant a sugar high.

Get an 'All-Access Pass' to the College Football Hall of Fame Special

Atlanta - Fans of college football need to experience the College Football Hall of Fame. It is a personalized, interactive encounter that won’t soon be forgotten, if ever. All 768 teams are represented in a facility packed with trophies, exhibits, and much more

Health claims of Coke Life disputed

Coke Life is a relatively new addition to the Coca-Cola range of beverages. It is targeted at those who want less sugar in their diet; however, health campaigners claim it is sugar-laden.

Coca-Cola pays health experts to say its soda is a healthy drink

A report says that Coca-Cola pays health and nutrition experts to recommend its soda as part of healthy diet and lifestyle although sugary sodas have been implicated in obesity and several health issues such as diabetes and cancer.

De Quinto named as new CMO at Coca-Cola

Marcos de Quinto, president of Coca-Cola Iberia and vice president of the Europe Group, has been named to take over the chief marketing officer from Joe Tripodi when he retires in February.

India farmers fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears

Farmers in India fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears at ten times the rate it used to; farmers blame the bottling line located less than a mile from their farms for depleting their water supply in area classified as "critical" for groundwater.

Op-Ed: Coca-Cola and the power of brand association

Atlanta - Brand association is a powerful tool in corporate marketing. If a brand can have their product positively associated in a consumer’s mind, they pretty much won that consumer over for life. In the world of positive brand association, Coca-Cola is king.

Officials close Coca-Cola plant over environmental concerns

Indian authorities have ordered a Coca-Cola plant to close down because they were allegedly soaking up too much local water and releasing pollutants over the limits of government guidelines.

Coca-Cola could be sued over juice drink label

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court has said that soft drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola can be sued over a juice drink label. The product under question is "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of Five Juices."

Coca-Cola hoping to score big at World Cup

New York - The world's football stars will not be the only ones competing for glory at this year's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

Coca-Cola vows to press on with layoffs in Spain

Madrid - US drinks giant Coca Cola vowed on Friday to press on with laying off workers at its bottling plants in Spain after unions refused to strike a deal.Striking workers had until Friday to reach a deal with managers on the company's plan to close four fact...

Coca-Cola moves toward bottling deals in Chicago, Central Florida

Coca-Cola Co on Friday announced deals to sell bottling operations in Greater Chicago and Central Florida, as it slowly undoes its 2010 purchase of its North American bottler.

Coca-Cola CFO Gary Fayard to retire

Coca-Cola Co <KO.N> said Chief Financial Officer Gary Fayard would retire in May after serving the company for more than 20 years.

Coke sees profits dip

Due to falling sales in the U.S. and across Europe, shares in the soft drinks manufacturer Coca-Cola saw their biggest fall in two years. U.S. sales have fallen by over 4 percent, with a similar decline occurring across Europe.

Coke revenue misses estimates as soda sales slow

Coca-Cola Co's <KO.N> quarterly global sales volumes rose less than the company estimated and fell in North America, but the company said it expects to restore sales momentum in 2014.

Thousands protest at axing of Coca-Cola bottling plants in Spain

Madrid - Thousands took to the streets in Madrid Saturday in protest at the closure of four bottling plants of US soft-drink giant Coca-Cola that would affect 1,250 workers.Demonstrators, some coming from other Spanish cities, carried banners condemning the lay...

Coca-Cola workers protest layoffs in Spain

Madrid - Thousands of workers from Coca-Cola bottling factories in Spain marched Sunday in protest at plant closures they say will cost 750 jobs.

Coca-Cola plant ordered demolished over water rights issue

Varanasi - A local administration in India has ordered a Coca-Cola plant destroyed after complaints and protests over the plant's use of the area’s water supply.

Indian authorities vow to demolish Coke plant

- Authorities in northern India said Friday they would demolish an "illegal" Coca-Cola bottling plant at the centre of protests over accusations it is extracting too much groundwater.
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Muhtar Kent  CEO of and Chairman of the Coca Cola Company. He was an invited speaker at the Commonwe...
Muhtar Kent, CEO of and Chairman of the Coca Cola Company. He was an invited speaker at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco this past Wed. Nov. 17, 2011.
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The Commonwealth Club's Dr. Ruth Shapiro, its first Social Entrepreneur in Residence was the moderator for that Wednesday evening. She asked him questions that were gathered from the audience. It was standing room only in the Blue Room at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Nov. 17, 2011.
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Coca Cola slammed France's tax on sugary, fizzy soft drinks as an "unjust, unfair" way to reduce obesity, and Northwestern University researchers concluded taxing drinks with added sugar is an ineffective obesity prevention measure because overweight people predominantly drink artificially sweetened "diet" beverages.
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Many local business owners were in the audience that evening. Among them was Andrew Ly, CEO of Sugar Bowl Bakery and Patricia Kaussen, Executive Director of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center of San Francisco.
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Coca Cola slammed France s tax on sugary  fizzy soft drinks as an  unjust  unfair  way to reduce obe...
Coca Cola slammed France's tax on sugary, fizzy soft drinks as an "unjust, unfair" way to reduce obesity, and Northwestern University researchers concluded taxing drinks with added sugar is an ineffective obesity prevention measure because overweight people predominantly drink artificially sweetened "diet" beverages.
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