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  • Coca-Cola promotes Golden Compass to address "perilous state of the polar bear"

    12/03/2007 8:55:18 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 82+ views
    American Papist ^ | December 3, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    A nice snapshot of contemporary values: I saw that Coca-Cola is promoting the movie [The Golden Compass], and I wrote to them to express my feelings about it -- including mentioning that the villains are called "The Magisterium" in the movie. Here is the response I got: "We appreciate the opportunity to respond to your concerns." The Golden Compass movie is a story about friendship, love, loyalty, tolerance, courage and responsibility. This movie also provides an opportunity for Coca-Cola to help raise awareness about climate change and the perilous state of the polar bear.""We do not believe that this...
  • Another email scam

    11/20/2007 6:01:52 PM PST · by Don W · 4 replies · 80+ views
    mailto:claimsmanagersacocacolal@gmail.com | today? | my email
    Dear Lucky Winner, We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws of Coca-Cola Worldwide Promo held in United Kingdom, South Africa and Canada. on Saturday 3rd Nov 2007 at 10:45am . The online Coca-Cola Worldwide Promo draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031,000 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the internet in all the countries where our products exists which is our social responsibility to our valued customers. However, no tickets were sold...
  • Coke to Develop Drinks Based on Chinese Herbs

    10/14/2007 6:26:57 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 43 replies · 59+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | October 14, 2007 | By Robert Daniel
    (TEL AVIV) -- Coca-Cola Co. said it opened a research center in Beijing that will partner with a Chinese research center to develop drinks based on Chinese herbal ingredients and formulas. The Coca-Cola Research Center for Chinese Medicine opened within the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. The academy is the national center for research, health care and education in traditional Chinese medicine, the Atlanta soft-drink giant said. Coke, the world's largest maker of non-alcoholic beverages, has a long-term collaboration agreement with the academy, which is overseen by the country's Ministry of Health......
  • Pepsi, Coke rivalry becomes physical

    10/13/2007 12:26:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 95 replies · 170+ views
    AP ^ | 10/13/07
    Pepsi, Coke rivalry becomes physical Fri Oct 12, 9:46 PM ET The long-standing rivalry between Coke and Pepsi took a physical turn Friday when a Pepsi deliveryman allegedly punched his Coke counterpart in the face at a western Pennsylvania Wal-Mart, state police said. The two deliverymen were "apparently bickering back and forth" while unloading their wares at the Indiana County store, police said. When the Coke deliveryman left the store, his counterpart allegedly punched him in the face three times, breaking his nose and giving him a black eye, police said. No charges have been filed, but police characterized the...
  • MILLER BEER UPDATE (sponsors gays ridiculing religious values)

    09/29/2007 6:33:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 51 replies · 387+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 9/29/07 | ANNOUNCEMENT
    On Sunday, September 30, Kiera McCaffrey, director of communications, the Catholic League, will appear on the Fox News Channel to discuss Miller Brewing sponsoring the Folsom Street Fair, a yearly gay celebration. For more info, go here http://www.catholicleague.org/
  • U.S. Brands Get to Cuba

    05/13/2007 11:06:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 874+ views
    iWon News ^ | May 12, 2007
    HAVANA (AP) — The golden arches are nowhere to be found. There's not a single Starbucks or Wal-Mart, and no way to buy a Budweiser, a Corvette or a Dell. But even in Cuba, you can get a Coke. Despite the U.S. Trading With the Enemy Act, which governs Washington's 45-year-old embargo, sales on Fidel Castro's island are lining the pockets of corporate America. Nikes, Colgate and Marlboros, Gillette Series shaving cream and Jordache jeans — all are easy to find. Cubans who wear contact lenses can buy Bausch & Lomb. Parents can surprise the kids with a Mickey Mouse...
  • Black Heroes of the Cola Wars [Interesting History]

    03/13/2007 8:37:46 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 28 replies · 1,579+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2007 | Jonathan Kay
    The next time you drink a Pepsi, take a moment to think about the role the beverage played in the early days of the civil-rights struggle. Mere sugar water it may be. But in the early 1940s, Pepsi-Cola was one of the only big American companies willing to give blacks a chance to prove themselves as white-collar talent. The story of the cola wars is taught often as a business-school case study. However, the battle had a fascinating sociological dimension as well. When Pepsi began challenging Coca-Cola in the 1930s, the upstart was decidedly down-market, selling its product in cheap...
  • Coca Cola Logo Takes on New Meaning in the Eyes of Islamists

    01/05/2007 6:45:53 AM PST · by pwatson · 56 replies · 3,236+ views
    Coca Cola Logo Takes on New Meaning in the Eyes of Islamists December 28, 2006 For anyone who thought the reason for Coca Cola's popularity in the West due to it's secret ingredient (rumoured to have been cocaine at one time) think again. According to this Chechen Jihad website the Coca Cola logo is actually a backwards rendition of the Arabic for No Muhammed and No Mecca ! http://www.camagat.com/engilisce/albeti_eng/CocaCola.gif Source: http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/2640
  • Are you a faithful muslim? Don't drink Coca Cola (and the other way round :-)))

    01/06/2007 8:21:36 AM PST · by lizol · 7 replies · 453+ views
  • 'Give Santa the sack - he's not the real thing'

    11/25/2006 4:16:39 AM PST · by MadIvan · 62 replies · 1,715+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 25, 2006 | ALLAN HALL
    GERMANS and Austrians are uniting against a kindly old man who brings joy to children all over the world. Their call: Ban Santa.Campaigners in both countries claim Father Christmas is an invention of the Coca-Cola company in the United States and should be ditched. In Austria, "Pro Christkind" - it means "For Christ Child" - want images of the baby Jesus and St Nicholas to replace the white-haired, portly old man dressed in red and white, who they see as symbolic of the commercialisation of Christmas. Their campaign, with a logo featuring a picture of Santa with a red line...
  • Libya: Coca Cola is African, Gaddafi Says

    09/11/2006 7:43:00 PM PDT · by Westlander · 71 replies · 2,604+ views
    AKI ^ | Sep-11-06 | Rak/Aki
    <p>Sirte, 11 Sept. (AKI) - Coca Cola is an African beverage, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was reported as saying on Monday.</p> <p>Speaking during celebrations for the 7th anniversary of the African Union in Sirte, his hometown, Gaddafi claimed that the US-drink was African as "its essences come from our plants and so multinationals must pay compensation to us."</p>
  • Afghan leader christens Coca-Cola plant

    09/10/2006 6:26:05 AM PDT · by I_saw_the_light · 11 replies · 313+ views
    AP via yahooo ^ | 9/10/06 | AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai presided over the official opening of a new Coca-Cola plant in Kabul on Sunday, more than 10 years after the previous Coke facility in the capital was destroyed in the country's deadly civil war. Karzai praised the plant's developer, Habibullah Gulzar, for investing $25 million to build the facility, which has provided 350 jobs and can annually produce 15 million 24-bottle cases of the soft drink. "This is another step forward for economic growth, self-sufficiency and better living standards for Afghanistan," Karzai said during an inauguration speech at the plant in Kabul's eastern...
  • Pepsi Alerted Coca-Cola to Stolen-Coke-Secrets Offer

    07/28/2006 8:32:53 AM PDT · by Brytani · 80 replies · 2,250+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, July 06, 2006 | AP
    Pepsi Alerted Coca-Cola to Stolen-Coke-Secrets Offer•Three Arrested for Allegedly Stealing, Plotting to Sell Coca-Cola Recipes•Coke: Coca-Cola (KO) and Pepsi (PEP) are usually bitter enemies, but when PepsiCo Inc. got a letter offering Coke trade secrets, it went straight to its corporate rival. Six weeks later, three people were scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday to face charges of stealing confidential information, including a sample of a new drink, from The Coca-Cola Co., and trying to sell it to PepsiCo......
  • Rewards from Coke not so sweet, suit says (Get out the duct tape!)

    07/14/2006 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 48 replies · 1,150+ views
    chron.com ^ | 7-14-06 | Christopher Leonard
    CLAYTON, MO. - A St. Louis weight-loss instructor is suing the Coca-Cola Co. over its product loyalty campaign, claiming the program might encourage children to drink so much of the soft drink that they could die. The campaign, called "My Coke Rewards" gives customers points for buying Coca-Cola products. Customers trade in points for prizes that range from baseball gloves to free vacations. Julia Havey says it's no sweet deal. The program expires in January, and to accumulate enough points by that time for high-end prizes, customers would need to drink hundreds of Cokes a day, she said. Coca-Cola spokesman...
  • Doctors call for 'fat tax' on Coca-Cola and Pepsi

    06/12/2006 12:44:45 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 129 replies · 1,906+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2006 | Barry Wigmore
    Doctors will this week declare war on America's soft drinks industry by calling for a 'fat tax' to combat the nation's obesity epidemic. Delegates at the powerful American Medical Association's annual conference will demand a levy on the sweeteners put in sugary drinks to pay for a massive public health education campaign. They will also call for the amount of salt added to burgers and processed foods to be halved. The moves come as U.S. doctors - like their British counterparts - are becoming increasingly alarmed at the growing number of deaths linked to obesity. The resolution will put doctors...
  • Coke caves under Wal-Mart pressure

    06/08/2006 12:27:13 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 114 replies · 4,107+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | June 8, 2006
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Coca-Cola, fearing Wal-Mart would launch its own sports drink to rival the beverage giant's Powerade if it didn't agree to the retailer's new distribution terms, caved under the pressure and altered its own century-old supply system, a published report said Thursday. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, asked Coke last year to switch to the straight-to-warehouse delivery method, and Coke's largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises (Research) (CCE), began doing so across much of the U.S. in April, the Wall Street Journal said. But according to June 1 court filing by Coke, the company stated that it faced a...
  • Coke's real sin is being a big U.S. corporation

    04/04/2006 12:23:07 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 60 replies · 1,425+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 4/4/06 | Katherine Kersten
    The world today is full of evils that compete for our outraged attention. In Sudan, genocide is underway. Closer to home, in Castro's Cuba, political prisoners languish in fetid jails. But at Macalester College, some students are crusading against the friendly folks at Coca-Cola through an initiative called the "Campaign to Stop Killer Coke," the latest cause du jour on "progressive" campuses. Last week, the students announced that Macalester's Social Responsibility Committee had voted unanimously to ban Coke from vending machines and fountain-drink locations on campus. Macalester's president must sign off on the ban for it to take effect. Mac's...
  • U. of Michigan Becomes 10th College to Join Boycott of Coke

    12/31/2005 4:50:52 AM PST · by summer · 119 replies · 2,942+ views
    The NYT ^ | December 31, 2005 | MELANIE WARNER
    ...The university, which has 50,000 students on three campuses, on Thursday became the 10th college to stop selling Coca-Cola products... ...Labor activists have said that Coca-Cola, through its Latin American bottlers, has been complicit in the deaths of eight union leaders and in continued harassment of unionized employees. In India, a different group of activists have accused Coke of polluting the soil and groundwater near several bottling plants, of severely reducing groundwater levels in drought-prone areas and of failing to install adequate filtration systems that would remove pesticides from the water used to make its products. The activists, led by...
  • University of Michigan Suspends Coca-Cola Sales

    12/30/2005 10:49:58 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 66 replies · 1,622+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/30/05 | Associated Press
    The University of Michigan suspended sales of Coca-Cola products on its three campuses over allegations that the company permits human rights and environmental abuses abroad. The suspension, which begins Jan. 1, will affect vending machines, residence halls, cafeterias and campus restaurants. Coke's contracts with the university are worth about $1.4 million. The university and the company said they will continue to negotiate. "The University of Michigan is an important school, and I respect the way they worked with us on this issue," said Kari Bjorhus, a spokeswoman for The Coca-Cola Co., told the Detroit News. "We are continuing to try...
  • Coke to phase out Vanilla Coke in U.S

    11/04/2005 1:13:14 PM PST · by Drew68 · 166 replies · 4,307+ views
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 04 Nov 05 | Anupama Chandrasekaran
    Coke to phase out Vanilla Coke in U.S NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest soft drink maker, said on Friday it would phase out its Vanilla Coke, Vanilla Diet Coke and Diet Coke With Lemon beverages in the United States by end of this year. Coca-Cola shares were down 1.1 percent in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The announcement came a day after Coca-Cola said it would phase out Vanilla Coke and Vanilla Diet Coke in the United Kingdom early next year. The company said sales have declined. Coca-Cola added that it plans to...
  • Messages From Companies

    09/07/2005 6:49:02 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 8 replies · 275+ views
    WDSU.com ^ | Sept 6,2005
    COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES: Coca-Cola Enterprises is attempting to locate all Harahan/New Orleans employees and Gulf Coast Coca-Cola employees immediately to ensure their safety. Employees should call (877) 269-9385 to report their location or e-mail Beth Ingram at bingram@na.cokecce.com. Coca-Cola Gulf States & Southern States said it will continue to pay employees, even though its operations have been shut down. It's unclear for how long those wages will be paid though. Coke is working on offering displaced workers jobs at Coca-Cola bottling facilities near where they have been evacuated to. Coke is also allowing employees to remove funds from their 401K accounts...
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    08/26/2005 2:03:58 PM PDT · by StridentModerate · 227 replies · 3,854+ views
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  • Thousands of Gallons of Soda Dumped Onto Interstate

    08/12/2005 4:11:10 AM PDT · by benjibrowder · 37 replies · 1,052+ views
    First Coast News ^ | Victor Blackwell
    JACKSONVILLE, FL -- On a hot day, there's nothing like a cool, refreshing soda. And when soda bottles are exploding on an interstate off-ramp, there's nothing like that, either. "I've only been driving about three months on my own so... got to pay attention to all the rules," said driver, Ron Fife. Fife had just picked up a trailer full of sodas from the Southeast Atlantic Beverage Company and was headed to Atlanta. "You gotta pay attention, read those signs," said Fife.
  • Allstate on list of top 10 pro-'gay' firms

    07/17/2005 4:25:26 PM PDT · by Woodland · 7 replies · 743+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 15, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Allstate on list of top 10 pro-'gay' firms Insurance giant target of lawsuit over column critical of homosexuality -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 15, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Allstate, the insurance company being sued by a former employee who was fired after writing a column critical of homosexuality, is one of the top 10 firms supporting the "gay" lifestyle. The list, compiled by Diversity Inc., includes, in ranked order: Eastman Kodak, Ford Motor Company, Citigroup, D&T USA, PepsiCo, Merck & Company, Kaiser Permanente, Visteon Corporation, Allstate Insurance and The Coca-Cola Company. As WorldNetDaily reported, a former manager at Allstate's...
  • Russian Nationalist Party Prepares Bill Banning Coca-Cola, Pepsi

    06/28/2005 1:52:45 PM PDT · by lizol · 20 replies · 674+ views
    Moscow News ^ | 28.06.2005
    Russian Nationalist Party Prepares Bill Banning Coca-Cola, Pepsi Deputies of the ultra-nationalist Liberal-Democratic faction of the State Duma have prepared a draft law banning the sale of soft drinks containing caffeine and other stimulating supplements including vitamins, Ekho Moskvy radio reported on Monday. If passed, the bill would outlaw popular drinks such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The explanatory note to the bill says that despite the fact that caffeine content in Coca-Cola and Pepsi does not exceed the legally allowed norms, the drinks can nevertheless be hazardous as some consumers drink large quantities at a time. The radio quoted a...
  • Indian village refuses US cola giant (denies Coca Cola right to exploit water supply)

    06/14/2005 7:29:51 AM PDT · by dead · 53 replies · 1,963+ views
    Sunday Times (South Africa) ^ | Tuesday June 14, 2005 15:09 - (SA)
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - An Indian village has defied a court order and again refused to give US softdrink giant Coca-Cola permission to exploit water at its bottling facility, an official said. The southern Indian village would go to the Supreme Court to challenge a Kerala High Court directive that it issue a permit allowing Coca-Cola to use 500,000 litres of water a day, the village official said. Coke's plant is situated in Plachimada, 510 kilometres north of the Kerala state capital Thiruvananthapuram, which falls under the Perumatty village council administration. "We will appeal to the Supreme Court against the High Court's...
  • Coke to teach the world to 'chill' (***BARF ALERT***)

    06/13/2005 2:09:32 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 15 replies · 1,707+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | June 13, 2005:
    Report: company's classic 'Hilltop' ad revamped as campaign to launch new Coke Zero. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Coca Cola is once again looking to teach the world to sing, according to industry reports. Resurrecting the famous "Hilltop" ad from 1971 that featured the 1960s-like anthem, "I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony," Coke (Research) plans to target this generation's youth with its new "Chilltop ad," the industry publication Beverage Digest reported Friday. ~~~~SNIP~~~~ According to trade publications, "Chilltop" will be set on a Philadelphia rooftop, and hip-hop artist G. Love will croon new lyrics to a...
  • An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged [Jane Fonda]

    06/10/2005 5:48:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 5,491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-05 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika HolzerFrontPageMagazine.com | June 10, 2005For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort.  With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance. Three years ago, our book, “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland & Co.), laid bare...
  • Coca-Cola to replace vending machines in Japan to go eco-friendly (Kostly Kyoto)

    05/29/2005 6:14:43 AM PDT · by marymc · 43 replies · 1,231+ views
    TOKYO (AFP) - The emblematic US firm Coca-Cola said it will replace all its 980,000 drink vending machines across Japan in a bid to reduce gas emissions in line with the landmark Kyoto Protocol. ... As of 2008, Coca-Cola Japan will only buy next-generation eco-friendly vending machines, which are between 20 and 30 percent more costly, it said in a statement. Coca-Cola said it and its industrial partners invested more than 30 million dollars over the past four years to build HFC-free vending machines. ...
  • NASCAR Coca Cola 600 from Charlotte, on FOX Sunday Night 5/29, at 5:30 pm ET

    05/25/2005 5:04:26 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 985 replies · 8,641+ views
    . The Coca Cola 600 Sunday Night from Lowe's Motor Speedway Please give your support to the FR Canteen, our troops, veterans, and their families here... The FR Canteen God Bless Our Troops
  • Coca-Cola to Introduce Diet Coke with Splenda, Pepsi Follows with Pepsi One

    05/06/2005 6:19:46 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies · 2,714+ views
    Ediets.com ^ | 05/06/05 | staff
    May 6, 2005 ATLANTA (CP) - The Coca-Cola Co., the world's biggest soft drink maker, said Monday it will begin selling Diet Coke sweetened with sugar substitute Splenda in the spring. Rival PepsiCo Inc., meanwhile, said it plans to reformulate its single-calorie drink Pepsi One with the sweetener as well. Shares of a major manufacturer of Splenda's key ingredient rose on the news. Diet Coke with Splenda will have a distinct label with the name of the sweetener on it as well as a yellow streak. Coca-Cola will continue to sell traditional Diet Coke, which is flavoured with aspartame, separately....
  • Coke Plans To Expand Flavor Menu

    05/01/2005 1:25:42 PM PDT · by kingattax · 113 replies · 1,878+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2005
    NEW YORK -- How about some coffee-flavored cola in the morning? That's just one of several new flavors that Coca-Cola is testing. The head of Coke's North American operations, Don Knauss, also says the company plans to try out a new citrus-flavored soda called Vault. The hope is it will win over people who now drink Pepsi's Mountain Dew. Vault is Coke's biggest effort at winning over those consumers since its ill-fated launch nine years ago of a green-colored soda called Surge. It fell flat. The coffee-flavored cola, called Blak, is being tested in Spain and could enter the U.S....
  • When rich guys' superstitions pose a public threat(Gates & Buffett talk down the dollar at Davos)

    02/22/2005 1:10:44 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 20 replies · 958+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2005 | Jack Kemp
    According to USA Today, "Our greatest businessmen (Bill Gates and Warren Buffett) think we are doomed to fail." Gates demonstrated his pessimism in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, when he told reporters, "I'm short the dollar. ... The ol' dollar, it's gonna go down." It's not surprising that the world's richest man came down from the Alps pessimistic. The misconceptions, myths and superstitions that pass for sound economics in Europe these days remind us that while socialism may be dead as a political force in the world, its zeitgeist of radical egalitarian leveling, gigantic government...
  • Low-cal Coke in testing stage (Coca-Cola Zero being tested)

    02/20/2005 8:39:02 AM PST · by mhking · 42 replies · 2,603+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2.19.05 | SCOTT LEITH
    Low-cal Coke in testing stageBeverage would be a diet version of Coke Classic, targeting those who shun Diet Coke. By SCOTT LEITHThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 02/19/05You might think Diet Coke is an artificially sweetened cousin of Coke Classic.Fact is, Diet Coke has always had a whole different formula. A BEVERAGE SCORECARD This year, Coca-Cola and Pepsi are fighting to grab U.S. consumers with a flurry of new drinks. Some highlights:Already out: • Full Throttle energy drink (from Coca-Cola) • Flavored Dasani bottled water (from Coca-Cola)* • Coca-Cola with Lime** On the way: • Pepsi Lime • Pepsi One (reformulated with Splenda) • Diet Coke Sweetened...
  • This Christmas I buy Coca Cola

    12/13/2004 8:41:01 PM PST · by Racehorse · 126 replies · 5,092+ views
    After watching a Coca Cola advertisement this evening, I've decided to purchase goods or services only from advertisers using "Merry Christmas" in their commercials and advertisements. If they don't have the right Christmas spirit, I can't use their products. "Merry Christmas" Coca Cola - buy Please add your good guys to the list.
  • Hedge fund targets Coke for devaluation

    11/30/2004 2:02:23 PM PST · by advance_copy · 19 replies · 740+ views
    Coca-Cola Targeted by Eco-Fascists LONDON — A former Wall Street stockbroker plans to start a hedge fund in an ambitious drive to halve the value of Coca-Cola's shares within 12 months. Max Keiser, 44, a self-described "investment activist," has teamed up with the London-based editor of the Ecologist magazine, Zak Goldsmith, to set up a fund that plans to repeatedly "sell short" shares in the Atlanta-based beverage giant.
  • Activist's Hedge Fund Aims to Sink Coke Shares

    11/26/2004 5:34:23 PM PST · by Trajan88 · 22 replies · 1,088+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/26/2004 | Tim Castle
    LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A former Wall Street stockbroker plans to launch a hedge fund to short-sell shares in Coca-Cola Co. and give any profits to people in countries he says the U.S. drinks company has exploited. Max Keiser, 44, a self-styled "investment activist", has teamed up with the son of the late entrepreneur Sir James Goldsmith with the aim of halving Coke's share price to $22 dollars in 12 months from its current value of around $40. Profits from the fund would be distributed to the "victims of Coke" in a process supported and audited by Zak Goldsmith's...
  • In the (Albuquerque) South Valley, Mexican Coca-Cola Outsells American Version

    11/05/2004 11:11:37 PM PST · by woofie · 101 replies · 2,881+ views
    Albuquerque Journal | Saturday, November 6, 2004 | Rick Nathanson
    Coca-Cola. It may be the real thing, but not all Coke is created equal. In parts of Albuquerque's South Valley, where Spanish is a primary language and many residents are transplants from Mexico, Coke is the drink of choice. But not the stuff that comes from bottling plants in the United States. Those consumers prefer Coke from Mexico, and they swear there is a marked difference between the two. Putting their money where their taste buds are, they gladly pay between $1.09 and $1.39 for a half-liter bottle of Coke imported from south of the border. For the same price,...
  • Farmers tackle pests with colas (Pepsi and Coca-Cola used as pest control)

    11/03/2004 10:43:30 AM PST · by bedolido · 27 replies · 4,134+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 3 November, 2004, 14:39 GMT | Alok Prasad Putul in Raipur
    For farmers in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh it is cheaper than pesticides and gets the job done just as well. The product? Pepsi or Coca-Cola. Agricultural scientists give them some backing - they say the high sugar content of the drinks can make them effective in combating pests. Unsurprisingly, Pepsi and Coca-Cola strongly disagree, saying there is nothing in the drinks that can be used in pest control. Cheaper
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...
  • Counter Sniper Operations (Caption Please)

    08/20/2004 6:54:45 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 51 replies · 1,863+ views
    The NY TImes ^ | 8/20/04 | N/A
    In a world of dualities look at the Coke can on the 55 gallon barrel. Life is full of ironies.
  • Coke ad the unreal thing

    05/06/2004 12:13:37 PM PDT · by weegee · 58 replies · 450+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Originally published on May 5, 2004 | David Hinckley
    If you own a TV, you've seen the Coca-Cola ad in which Sharlene Hector from the band Basement Jaxx stands on a crowded street singing "I Wish I Knew" and handing Cokes to smiling passersby. In 1971, Coke ads sang, "I'd like to buy the world a Coke." Now, apparently, that's what Coke is doing. This new campaign, like the earlier one, is happy. It's catchy. It's also cynical and appalling. "I Wish I Knew," for those who just tuned in, is a truncated version of "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free," which was written...
  • Coca-Cola Urged to Resist Jesse Jackson; Deval Patrick Resignation Applauded

    04/21/2004 11:40:16 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 13 replies · 494+ views
    Coca-Cola Urged to Resist Jesse Jackson; Deval Patrick Resignation Applauded 4/21/2004 2:38:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: Peter Flaherty of the National Legal and Policy Center, 703-237-1970 http://www.nlpc.org WASHINGTON, April 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center, today urged the Coca-Cola board of directors, with whom Jesse Jackson reportedly met yesterday, to resist further monetary and policy concessions to Jesse Jackson. Jackson accused the company of not complying with a "diversity agreement" between the company and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. Jackson also protested the recent resignation of Coke General Counsel Deval Patrick,...
  • Coca-Cola pulls Dasani from UK market

    03/19/2004 10:27:00 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 14 replies · 565+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 3-19-04 | Adam Jones in London, Jo Johnson in Paris and Betty Liu in Atlanta
    Coca-Cola, which was damaged by a contamination scare five years ago, was forced to withdraw its Dasani bottled water brand from the UK on Friday after discovering it contained illegal levels of a chemical that could increase the risk of cancer. The embarrassing voluntary recall brought back painful memories of 1999, when several Belgian children fell ill after drinking contaminated Coke, prompting a widespread recall of the soft drink across Europe and a public relations nightmare for the company. The slow and impersonal response to the crisis by Douglas Ivester, Coca-Cola's chief executive, was one reason for his departure from...
  • Coca-Cola sells bottled tap water

    03/03/2004 4:28:09 AM PST · by fraud · 77 replies · 868+ views
    CBBC ^ | 02 March 2004 | CBBC
    A big row has broken out after Coca-Cola admitted its latest bottled drink is purified tap water. The drink - called Dasani - costs 95p a bottle. A lot of bottled water comes from a spring, but this is tap water which has been filtered and treated. The product has annoyed the people who supply the UK's water. They think it implies that tap water is impure. Coca-Cola said: "We would never say tap water isn't drinkable. It's just that Dasani is as pure as water can get." Popular The company is spending £7m on launching Dasani, which has become...
  • BBC Pulls Plug On Coca-Cola In Charts

    01/02/2004 5:42:38 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 179+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-3-2004 | Matt Born
    BBC pulls plug on Coca-Cola in charts By Matt Born (Filed: 03/01/2004) The BBC is to drop all references to Coca-Cola from its weekly music charts after widespread criticism that it was being used to promote junk food to children. The corporation had agreed to plug the fizzy drinks giant, which sponsors the chart, during the weekly countdown on Radio 1 and BBC1's Top of the Pops. But news of the proposed tie-in, which emerged on the same day last month that Tessa Jowell, the Culture Secretary, called for tougher regulation of the advertising of children's food, drew fierce criticism...
  • Coke to Roll Out Cholesterol-Reducing Orange Juice

    10/24/2003 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 5 replies · 165+ views
    FOX ^ | 10/24/03 | Reuters
    <p>Soft drink maker Coca-Cola Co. (KO), which is battling rival PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) for control of the growing health drinks market, said Friday it was preparing to launch a cholesterol-reducing orange juice.</p> <p>The world's largest soft drink maker will begin rolling out Minute Maid Premium Heart Wise (search) Monday in the United States. It expects the drink to be widely available throughout the nation by the Thanksgiving holiday in November.</p>
  • India orders lab tests for 'poisonous' cola drinks

    08/08/2003 7:06:07 AM PDT · by Tai_Chung · 3 replies · 384+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | Updated Aug 8, 5.46 pm (Singapore time)
    NEW DELHI - As tempers rose and bottles continued to be smashed on Friday, the Indian government ordered two state-run laboratories to verify whether US cola giants Pepsi and Coca-Cola are selling pesticide-laced soft drinks in India. The Indian health ministry sent bottles of soft drinks manufactured by the two multinationals to the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore and the Central Food Laboratory in Calcutta. Indian Health Minister Sushma Swaraj told reporters: 'Our tests will be done in independent labs and we will take action only after examining the results. The results are expected next week.' How the...
  • Lawmakers demand ban on Pepsi and Coca-Cola [India]

    08/06/2003 12:30:54 PM PDT · by yonif · 8 replies · 397+ views
    The Star ^ | Wednesday, August 06, 2003 | ASHOK SHARMA - AP
    NEW DELHI, India (AP): Lawmakers on Wednesday called for a ban on the sale of Pepsi and Coke after an independent Indian research body claimed the soft drinks contained dangerous levels of pesticide residue. Both companies have denied the allegations. Meanwhile, canteens in Parliament on Wednesday stopped selling the soft drinks, Press Trust of India news agency reported, quoting E. Ahmed, chairman of the parliamentary committee on food management. In a display of unity, ruling coalition and opposition lawmakers together called for further investigations of the report by the New Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment. Health Minister Sushma Swaraj...
  • Investigation Opens Into Coca-Cola

    07/11/2003 2:18:27 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 241+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri July 11, 2003 09:13 AM ET
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co. KO.N said on Friday the U.S. Attorney's office for the Northern District of Georgia has initiated an investigation into allegations by a former Coke employee who has accused the company of deceptive marketing and accounting practices. Ex-employee Matthew Whitley also said in his $44 million wrongful dismissal lawsuit that the company's frozen beverage machines cause contamination. Atlanta-based Coca-Cola, which has said in the past that there was no evidence to support the contamination claim, said Friday it will cooperate with the investigation.