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Coca-Cola gave L.A. residents 'free' rain barrels. What's the catch?

I like recycling. I like innovative solutions to California’s drought. And I like ice cold Coca-Cola. So I figured I’d love Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announcement last week that the city will provide 1,000 free rain collection barrels -- and workshops on how to use...

Weekend reading: a fresh take on the soda industry

Bartow J. Elmore.  Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism.  Norton, 2015.   Elmore is an historian at the University of Alabama, whose book takes a fresh look at how soda companies managed to make fortunes selling cheap sugar water.   Advertising, he says, is only a minor factor in generating soda profits. The real profits […]

Hey Big Soda, stop targeting black and Latino kids

A new study shows that major beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are aiming their advertising campaigns largely toward black and Latino youth.

Top entrepreneurs to speak at Real Estate Connect New York City Jan. 27-30

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Urbanspoon CEO Keela Robison, and Coca-Cola’s David Butler top the list of serial entrepreneurs and business innovators set to take the stage during Real Estate Connect New York City 2015 Jan. 27-30 at the Marriott Marquis....

Have a Coke and a Smile

Thanks to this press release from Corporate Campaign, Inc. and the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, I learned that the American Federation of Teachers banned all Coca-Cola products from its facilities and events because of Coke’s “dismal human rights record and long-standing allegations of violence against union leaders in Colombia and Guatemala.” “AFT’s actions to […]

Vintage Photos of Coca-Cola Delivery Trucks from Between the 1900s and 1950s

Over the past 100-plus years, trucks have evolved as Coca-Cola delivery trucks attest. From the solid axles to right-hand drive to the bottles exposed to the elements, this truck looks radically different than today's modern beverage delivery trucks, but still fulfills the same function--to deliver beverages to retail customers. Show More Summary

Rendering Reveal: AD's Coca-Cola Factory Gets a New Look as Fourth & Traction

Since the all-cash purchase last spring of the former Coca-Cola factory in the Arts District, we've known this spot was destined to become creative office space, but this is the first we're seeing of the new look for the...

Coca-Cola Supports Slavery

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Someone should do something about the human rights catastrophe that is the 2022 World Cup! Qatari authorities, for example, are reportedly using North Korean slave labor to build infrastructure in preparation for the event. If only someone would put enough pressure on them, maybe they would not use slaves. Read more...

Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.A) Might Not Want To Throw In The White Towel, Despite The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Being Close To A K.O.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) in under the lens of analysts and besides the recent story about International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s free-falling price, there’s also The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) that disappoints in terms of growth. According to TheStreet Warren Buffett’s fortune will not get the needed boost this year because of the 3% growth in […]

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO): Becky Quick Just Destroyed David Winters On Air

David Winters is an activist mutual fund manager who has been vocal about compensation issues at The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) this year. He even criticized Warren Buffett a few months ago. He was on Squawk Box this morning again criticizing compensation and performance of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO)’s Muhtar Kent. “I think that there really is an […]

Old Coca-Cola building in L.A. to be refreshed as plush office complex

A century-old Coca-Cola manufacturing plant in a formerly run-down section of downtown Los Angeles is about to pop as a plush new office and retail complex.

Dutch artist's machine turns Coca-Cola back into clean water

In too many parts of the world drinking what comes out of the tap can make a person seriously sick or kill them — assuming there is even a faucet to turn on. But if the nearly one billion people around the globe who lack access to clean...Show More Summary

Paper and ink animation to promote plant based packaging for Coke

Lucinda Schreiber’s “Kiss,” is a 15 second stop motion animation made of paper and ink to promote the new “plant bottles” for Coca-Cola, a new technology which replaces plastics with plant matter. (Agency: Ogilvy NYC)

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