Dr John S Pemberton invented Coca-Cola on 8 May 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia. He tried it out on customers at his local chemist, Jacobs' Pharmacy, where it proved so popular it immediately went on sale at five cents a glass. It was Dr Pemberton's friend and business partner, Frank M Robinson, who came up with the name Coca-Cola and wrote it out by hand in the Spencerian script that we still use as our logo.
Who owns The Coca-Cola Company?
The Coca-Cola Company is a public company that trades its shares on the New York stock exchange - so we are 'owned' by our thousands of shareholders and investors around the world.
When did Coca-Cola first arrive in the UK?
Coca-Cola first arrived here in 1900 when Charles Candler, son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Candler, brought a jug of syrup with him on a visit from the US to England. It was first sold in the UK on 31 August 1900, but didn't go on sale regularly until the early 1920s, when it appeared at outlets around London including Selfridges and the London.
Coca-Cola just make fizzy drinks?
Originally, we had just one brand: Coca-Cola. But over the last few decades, we have expanded our range of drinks to include much more than that. Today, we have a wide range of brands covering every occasion and taste from carbonated drinks such as Sprite and Fanta, to waters such as Schweppes Abbey Well Water, juice drinks such as 5 Alive, and sports drinks such as Powerade. [continues]
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