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  • Coca-Cola: Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks is hurting

    04/29/2017 6:16:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2017 10:46 PM EDT
    Coca-Cola says Philadelphia’s new tax on sweetened drinks is seriously hurting their business in the city. According to a story on the beverage company’s website, the company’s volume in Philadelphia is down 32 percent from a year ago. Fran McGorry, president and general manager of the local bottler known as Philly Coke, says because of the lost sales, the company’s workforce has been reduced by about 40 positions. The company has more than 700 workers in the region. …
  • Donald Trump DOES have his finger on the red button... to order Coca Cola from a White House butler

    04/27/2017 12:53:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/27/17 | Dave Burke
    FULL TITLE........Donald Trump DOES have his finger on the red button... to order Coca Cola from a White House butler straight from his Oval Office desk.........................While many across the world are nervous at the prospect of President Donald Trump pressing a big red button in his office, it has emerged he does this on a daily basis. A rectangular box on his desk, containing the button, has long been used by commanders-in-chief to communicate with White House staffers. And it has now turned out that Trump uses it to order glasses of Coca-Cola, delivered by a butler.
  • Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: (truncated)

    10/27/2016 4:23:43 AM PDT · by sharkhawk · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm. Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity. In doing so, Band also detailed a circle of enrichment in which he raised money for the Clinton Foundation from top-tier corporations such as Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola that were clients of his firm, Teneo,...
  • Coca-Cola serves up gay-friendly ad for all genders, generations

    03/06/2017 6:43:19 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 90 replies
    reuters ^ | Patricia Reaney
    Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Co has launched a gay-friendly ad featuring a brother and sister vying for the attention of a handsome pool boy in the campaign that has won praise for diversity and inclusion. "Sibling rivalry never looked more inclusive," Out Magazine said of the commercial that debuted last week. Marketing Week also approved. The ad, part of the company's global "Taste the Feeling" campaign, features a teenage girl ogling the pool boy from a downstairs window while her brother does the same from upstairs. The duo race to the refrigerator and try to trip each other in a...
  • WSJ: You Know The IRS Should Be Investigating The Clinton Foundation

    11/06/2016 5:43:48 PM PST · by Son House · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 05, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Wikileaks was able to shed light on what top Bill Clinton aide Doug Band, who helped start the Clinton Foundation and went on to co-found his own consulting firm, Teneo, called Bill Clinton, Inc. The 13-page memo described how money could be obtained to go to both the Clinton Foundation and to the Clintons personally. That strategy centered on using the Foundation’s top tier donor base (Dow Chemical, Coca-Cola, etc.) to also forge paid speaking engagements and consulting deals. The amount that Bill could personally reap with this strategy could be as much as $66 million if everything remained in...
  • Coke Debuts ‘proud to be an American’ Cans

    05/29/2016 7:34:48 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 35 replies
    WHOTV.com ^ | 5/28/16 | CNN
    NEW YORK — Coke has caught the patriotic fever. The soda company’s new “I’m proud to be an American” limited edition red, white and blue cans honor members of the military and feature the American flag in their design. Coca-Cola is rolling out the new cans to celebrate its 75-year partnership with the United Service Organizations. The cans and packs will be in stores through July 4th. The song lyric and patriotic design will be on 16-ounce cans as well as 12-ounce cans that come in 20, 24 and 35-packs.
  • Coca-Cola halts production in Venezuela

    05/20/2016 7:34:12 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 34 replies
    CBS News / AP ^ | 20 May 2016 | AP Copy
    Coca-Cola is halting production in Venezuela of its namesake beverage due to a sugar shortage brought on by the country's grinding economic crisis. The Atlanta-based company said in an emailed statement Friday said that its production of sugar-sweetened beverages will be suspended in the coming days after local suppliers reported they had run out of the raw material. Sugar-free beverages are not affected and the company said its offices and distribution centers remain open in Venezuela.
  • BOYCOTT COCA COLA OVER THE GA'S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL

    03/24/2016 8:05:44 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 116 replies
    vanity | 03-24-2016 | ealgeone
    Please call Coca Cola's corporate HQ in Atlanta, GA to express your displeasure over their opposition to Georgia's Religious Freedom Bill. Please be polite when you call. 1-800-438-2653
  • The Drug Cartel In Mexico Tells Coca-Cola They Must Pay One Million Dollars...

    03/17/2016 8:05:54 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 71 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Ted
    The drug cartel in the Mexican state of Guerrero demanded from Coca-Cola one million dollars to keep their distribution center in the region. Coca-Cola refused to pay the money. The cartel retaliated and began to burn down Coca-Cola trucks. The violence got so severe that Coca-Cola removed its distribution center. This story signifies just how powerful the narco state of Mexico is becoming, even to the point of driving out major American industries. To learn more about this story, and the political significance behind it, I spoke with Jorge Vazquez Valencia, the spokesperson for the Autodefensas, a self-defense group that...
  • Coca-Cola pulls Mexico ad deemed offensive to indigenous

    12/07/2015 6:16:05 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 2, 2015
    A Coca-Cola Mexico spokesman says the company apologizes and has pulled an online ad after it was deemed offensive to the country's indigenous by consumers, media and advocacy groups.
  • Coca-Cola: IRS says we owe $3.3 billion in back taxes

    09/19/2015 10:50:46 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 59 replies
    Finance Yahoo AP ^ | September 18, 2015 | na
    Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to 2009, the company said Friday. The Atlanta-based company said in a regulatory filing that it believes the assessments from the Internal Revenue Service are without merit and plans to pursue "all administrative and judicial remedies necessary to resolve the matter." The maker of Sprite, Dasani, Powerade and other drinks says the disagreement is over how much it should report as taxable income in the U.S., in relation with licensing that allows its foreign affiliates to sell products like...
  • Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox: We No Longer Donate to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    07/23/2015 10:07:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 23, 2015 | Chelsea Scism
    Representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox say they’ve asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors to the embattled organization. The move follows a Daily Signal report revealing the names of 41 companies that Planned Parenthood listed as donors. That list, which was featured on Planned Parenthood’s website, has since been removed. This latest development comes in the wake of two undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives talking about the sale of fetal body parts. Planned Parenthood is facing both federal and state investigations—and the possibility of losing taxpayer funding. Earlier this week, The Daily...
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD YANKS CORPORATE SPONSOR PAGE AFTER COCA-COLA DROPS SUPPORT

    07/23/2015 6:41:47 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/15 | Austin Ruse
    Planned Parenthood removes corporate sponsor page from website. Article link contains a one-day old screenshot of the sponsor page.
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Coca-Cola sends a message with label-free cans (Promotes Tolerance)

    07/08/2015 1:05:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    cnn ^ | July 8, 2015 | Wyatt Massey
    (CNN)—Coca-Cola wants everyone to imagine a world without labels. And as an example, the beverage company is dropping its own. Coke has introduced a new version of its iconic red-and-white can in Middle Eastern countries for Ramadan, the Muslim holiday that ends July 17. The new red cans feature Coke's signature dynamic ribbon but not the words "Coca-Cola" and are intended to promote open-mindedness and tolerance. The backs of the cans bear the message "Labels are for cans, not people."
  • Response to Gay Pride Supreme Court Ruling

    07/04/2015 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Galactica · 38 replies
    Coca-Cola Email | Karla
    This is Coca-Cola's response when emailed about their support for the Supreme Courts decision on gay marriage: As a believer in an inclusive world, The Coca-Cola Company is pleased with the decision on marriage equality. We have long been a strong supporter of the LGBT community and have advocated for inclusion, equality and diversity through both our policies and practices.KarlaIndustry and Consumer AffairsThe Coca-Cola Company
  • The big payback: why are rappers suddenly OK with shilling for big brands?

    06/20/2015 10:06:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 17 June 2015 09.02 EDT | Ben Westhoff
    As we learned from Mad Men, the advertising industry is ever intent on harnessing trends that are bubbling up organically. Countercultural ideals (say, hippie-era peace and love) are wedded to a mainstream product (say, Coke) and blasted to the mainstream before anyone knows what’s hit them. Which is why hip-hop and advertising go together so well. Firmly rooted in youth culture, hip-hop is edgy but accessible, a combination that companies adore. It can be exciting to see your favorite rapper validated in big-name plugs, whether it’s Jay Z for Hewlett Packard or Eminem for Chrysler. But for every carefully considered,...
  • Give Me A Coke, No ISIS Please!

    05/31/2015 8:36:52 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Shoebat Foundation
    The IT chief at Bangladesh Coca-Cola is one of two men who has been arrested as an Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist suspect. Maybe the CEO of Coca Cola America, Muhtar Kent, should be investigated, as well. He is a Muslim, after all, who supports amnesty for Muslim and other illegal aliens. An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police and company sources said on Monday. The pair were detained during a raid in the capital...
  • IT chief at Bangladesh Coca-Cola unit arrested as ISIS suspect

    05/31/2015 12:42:42 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Alarabiya ^ | May 26, 2015 | Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir
    An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police and company sources said on Monday. The pair were detained during a raid in the capital Dhaka on Sunday night, said Sheikh Nazmul Alam, a senior official of the police detective branch. One man, Aminul Islam, was the information technology head of a multinational company, and worked as a regional coordinator for ISIS, while the other, Sakib Bin Kamal, was a teacher at a school in Dhaka,...
  • Coca Cola Runs Ad Campaign Featuring Gay Family; "We Choose Happiness over Tradition"

    05/29/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 187 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/29/15 | Aurelius
    Coca Cola is running ads that will appear on buses and signs featuring a gay couple and their adopted child. The ad shows a picture of two men holding a baby, playing with crayons. A bottle of Coca Cola is next to them. Over their heads reads, "We choose happiness ~over~ tradition. -the Van Bergen family." In the bottom right corner it reads, "#choosehappiness:" The ad implies that, though their family is not "traditional," the Van Bergens are happy. They also drink Coke: