Coca-Cola General Information
Coca-Cola Co was incorporated in September 1919 under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company is a beverage company. It owns or license and market more than 500 nonalcoholic beverage brands, mainly sparkling beverages but also a variety of still beverages such as waters, enhanced waters, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and energy and sports drinks. It owns and markets four of the world's top five nonalcoholic sparkling beverage brands: Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. Finished beverage products bearing its trademarks, sold in the United States since 1886, are now sold in more than 200 countries. It makes its branded beverage products available to consumers throughout the world through its network of Company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operations as well as independently owned bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers and retailers. Of the approximately 57 billion beverage servings of all types consumed worldwide every day, beverages bearing trademarks owned by or licensed to it account for more than 1.7 billion. The Company main competitors include, but are not limited to, Nestlé, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., Groupe Danone, Kraft Foods Inc. and Unilever. In certain markets, its competition includes beer companies. It also competes against numerous regional and local companies and, in some markets, against retailers that have developed their own store or private label beverage brands. The Company's operating groups are Eurasia and Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, Pacific, Bottling Investments, and Corporate. The Company is required to comply, and it is its policy to comply, with applicable laws in the numerous countries throughout the world in which it does business. The safety, production, transportation, distribution, advertising, labeling and sale of many of Company's products and their ingredients are subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; the Federal Trade Commission Act; the Lanham Act; state consumer protection laws; competition laws; federal, state and local workplace health and safety laws; various federal, state and local environmental protection laws; and various other federal, state and local statutes and regulations.