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The Coca-Cola Company
Traded as
FoundedJanuary 29, 1892; 127 years ago (1892-01-29)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
FoundersJohn Stith Pemberton
as Coca-Cola
Asa Griggs Candler
as The Coca-Cola Company
United States
Area served
Key people
James Quincey
(Chairman and CEO)
Brian Smith
(President and COO)
ProductsList of The Coca-Cola Company products
RevenueDecrease US$31.85 billion (2018)[1]
Increase US$8.70 billion (2018)[1]
Increase US$6.43 billion (2018)[1]
Total assetsDecrease US$83.21 billion (2018)[1]
Total equityDecrease US$16.98 billion (2018)[1]
Number of employees
62,600 (2018)[1]
SubsidiariesList of The Coca-Cola Company subsidiaries

The Coca-Cola Company is an American multinational corporation, and manufacturer, retailer, and marketer of nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups.[2] The company is best known for its flagship product Coca-Cola, invented in 1886 by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] The Coca-Cola formula and brand were fully bought with US$2,300 in 1889 by Asa Griggs Candler, who incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1892.[4][5][6][7]

The company—headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, but incorporated in Delaware[8]—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, the S&P 500 index, the Russell 1000 Index, and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.

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  4. ^ "Coca‑Cola History : History of Coca‑Cola Company : About Us - Coca-Cola Ireland". Archived from the original on February 19, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
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  8. ^ "How Delaware Thrives as a Corporate Tax Haven" Archived June 12, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Leslie Wayne. The New York Times. June 30, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2017