Wiki:The Coca-Cola Company
|Founded||January 29, 1892|
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Founders||John Stith Pemberton|
Asa Griggs Candler
as The Coca-Cola Company
(Chairman and CEO)
(President and COO)
|Products||List of The Coca-Cola Company products|
|Revenue||US$31.85 billion (2018)|
|US$8.70 billion (2018)|
|US$6.43 billion (2018)|
|Total assets||US$83.21 billion (2018)|
|Total equity||US$16.98 billion (2018)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||List of The Coca-Cola Company subsidiaries|
The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational beverage corporation headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The Coca-Cola Company has interests in the manufacturing, retailing and marketing of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company produces Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton. In 1889 the formula and brand were sold for $2,300 to Asa Griggs Candler, who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1892.
The company—headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, but incorporated in Delaware—has operated a franchised distribution system since 1889: the Company largely produces syrup concentrate, which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold exclusive territories. The company owns its anchor bottler in North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments. The company's stock is listed on the NYSE and is part of DJIA and the S&P 500 and S&P 100 indexes. The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest producer of plastic waste (frequently disposed of improperly by consumers), producing over 3 million tons of plastic packaging each year including 110 billion plastic bottles.