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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Coke putting Dasani water in cans amid backlash against plastic

Coke will start selling canned Dasani in the U.S. Northeast next month, with plans to expand the product to other parts of the country in 2020.


From hot sauce to pop gloss, US products seep into Iran

At a trendy restaurant in Iran’s capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 2:16 p.m.

Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market

Coca-Cola may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Caffeine hit for Coca-Cola as it buys Costa coffee chain

Coca-Cola is hoping for a caffeine-fueled boost with the acquisition of British coffee chain Costa.


Coca-Cola to buy British coffee chain Costa for $5.1 billion

Coca-Cola is to plug a gap in its portfolio with the acquisition of the Costa coffee brand from British firm Whitbread for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in cash.


Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker BodyArmor

Coca-Cola is buying a minority ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor, for an undisclosed amount, marking the latest move by the world’s biggest beverage maker to diversify its offerings.


Coke is hoping to turn free water machine into a cash stream

The world’s largest soda maker is testing a fountain that lets people fill reusable water bottles with free, filtered water – but also offers the option of paying to add …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 9:12 a.m.

Caffeine shot: Coke bets ‘Coke Plus Coffee’ boosts soda

Coca-Cola thinks it may have found a new drink that will give soda sales a shot of caffeine: Coke Plus Coffee.


Coke aims to recycle a bottle for each it sells by 2030

Coca-Cola announced long-term recycling goals Friday, including attempting to recycle a bottle or can for every beverage it sells by 2030.


South Dakota man claims he found mouse in Coca-Cola can

A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 …


Coke offers its namesake drink with fiber in Japan

Coke’s flagship cola is being sold as a health drink of sorts in Japan, with a version that promises to deliver fiber.


Traders in south India state pull US drinks in anger at PETA

Traders have pulled Coke and Pepsi off their store shelves in south India in anger at PETA’s opposition to a local bull-taming sport.


Coca-Cola buys AB InBev Africa unit for $3.2 billion

Coca-Cola Co. will pay $3.15 billion to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev out of an African bottling joint venture after the Budweiser brewer’s takeover of the U.S. beverage company’s partner in the …


Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent to step down next year

Coca-Cola said Friday that CEO Muhtar Kent will step down as CEO next year and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer James Quincey.


Coca-Cola, PepsiCo hit with wave of taxes as cities punish soda

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo face a wave of new soda taxes after four U.S. cities voted to pass the measures, part of an escalating war on sugary drinks.


Coca-Cola working to turn war on sugar into a profitable venture

The push to reduce the amount of sugar in soft drinks – long seen as a threat to the beverage industry – has been more profitable for Coca-Cola Co. than …


Wal-Mart: Coke display stacked like twin towers removed

Wal-Mart says a display of Coke cans stacked to look like the World Trade Center has been removed from a Florida store, and was not meant to be disrespectful near …


French Coca-Cola workers find smuggled cocaine in shipment

Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France opened a shipment of orange juice but found a huge shipment of cocaine instead.


Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook amid weak international demand

ATLANTA – Coca-Cola trimmed its sales outlook for the year Wednesday, citing weakening demand in major international markets including China and part of South America. The world’s biggest soda maker …


Andra Day to appear on 40 million Coke cups at McDonald’s

Andra Day wants to inspire people to rise up while drinking a Coke. The Grammy-nominated singer’s image and lyrics from her standout single “Rise Up” will appear exclusively on 40 …


The new look for Coke … more of the same

Coca-Cola wants Diet Coke fans to feel more like they’re drinking “the real thing.”


Food labeling initiative ad claims merit warnings

SEATTLE – With weeks until the November election, the claims and counterclaims have been flying in the fight over whether genetically engineered foods should be labeled. The campaigns on both …


Pepsi among major brands opposing food labeling initiative

SEATTLE – Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Nestle are among the major brands that have contributed to an effort to oppose a food labeling initiative in Washington, according to documents made public …


Coca-Cola to address obesity for first time in ads

NEW YORK — Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to …


Coca-Cola back on Alaska Air beverage carts

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will resume serving Coca-Cola beverages on flights starting March 1.


Coke removes ‘Classic’ from logo

NEW YORK – Neither “New” nor “Classic,” Coke is simply itself again. Two decades after adding the designation, the Coca-Cola Co. is removing the word “Classic” from its prominent location …