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Coca‑Cola – Delivering 125 Years of Happiness


Coca-Cola has been spreading joy for over 125 years. The world’s most recognized brand is over 125 years old. Officially May 8, 2011 marks the 125th anniversary of the Coca-Cola brand. In those 125 years Coca-Cola has produced some of the best advertising illustrations that have become iconic to many generations.

Did you know?

1.If all of Coca‑Cola ever produced was put into 8‑ounce contour bottles:

There would be more than six trillion bottles, which stacked end‑to‑end, would reach 468 miles high ‑ 85 times taller than Mount Everest
The six trillion bottles roughly equals 966 bottles ‑ or more than 56 gallons of Coca‑Cola ‑ for every person in the world

2.If all the Coca‑Cola bottles in the world were laid end to end they would reach the moon and back more than 1,677 times

3. The original copy of the formula is held in SunTrust Bank's main vault in Atlanta.

4. The Coca-Cola Company only produces a syrup concentrate, which it sells to various bottlers all over the world who holds an Coca-Cola franchises.

5. The bottlers produce the final output by mixing the syrup with filtered water and sugar (or artificial sweeteners) and then carbonate it before filling it into cans and bottles, which the bottlers then sell and distribute to retail stores, vending machines, restaurants and food service distributors etc.

6. By 1888, three versions of Coca-Cola were sold by three separate businesses, Griggs Candler acquired a stake in Pemberton's company in 1887 and incorporated it as the Coca Cola Company in 1888. 

7. Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time on March 12, 1894. Cans of Coke first appeared in 1955. The first bottling of Coca-Cola occurred in Vicksburg, Mississippi, at the Biedenharn Candy Company in 1891. Its proprietor was Joseph A. Biedenharn. The original bottles were Biedenharn bottles, very different from the much later hobble-skirt design that is now so familiar. 
 
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