All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Coca-Cola’

Brominated Vegetable Oil Eliminated From Powerade

Coca-Cola has now eliminated a controversial ingredient from its line of popular Powerade sports drinks. According to an Associated Press report, some Powerade flavors sold in at least three states and Washington, D.C. no longer list brominated vegetable oil as an ingredient. A Coca-Cola spokesperson told the AP that Powerade is “BVO-free,” but provided no further details of the change. …

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Coca Cola’s ‘America The Beautiful’ Ad Causes Controversy

This year Coca Cola ditched its lovable polar bears, opting instead for ¬†for a more arousing Super Bowl commercial. Coca Cola chose to go with an ad that they had to have known would spark controversy — but some call that good marketing. After all, the Super Bowl came and went and we’re still talking about the commercial. The commercial …

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Coca-Cola, “America the Beautiful” Ad Causes Stir

These days, people love to be outraged. Whether their outrage comes from a tweet they’ve seen and found offensive, or from a song they think is inappropriate, it doesn’t take much for some people to get all bent out of shape over nothing. So it wasn’t surprising to learn that a lot of people took to Twitter yesterday to complain …

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Coca-Cola Laptop Theft Could Endanger 74,000 People

The Coca-Cola Company made the announcement on Friday that they recently had a possible security breech when several of its company laptops went missing. The soft drink corporation said that several of their employee laptops were stolen from the Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and could have compromised the information of over 74,000 people. Reportedly, these laptops contained data that …

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Coca-Cola Stolen Laptops Held Personal Employee Info

The Wall Street Journal reports that up to 74,000 of former and current Coca-Cola employees’ personal information could be compromised due to a recent Atlanta headquarter theft. An employee, who was promptly fired, was assigned to dispose of the laptops but instead attempted to steal them late last year. The laptops were once assigned to human resources staff, and held …

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Monster Drinks: Is Coca Cola Looking to Buy Them?

Anyone who has either visited a gas station or been around teenage boys for any length of time in the past ten years is probably familiar with Monster, which is a specific, popular brand of energy drink. The drink has a sort of cult following behind it (often made up of the aforementioned teenage boys), and has become even more …

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How Prohibition Made Soda the King of Beverages

A new book by author Tristan Donovan called Fizz: How Soda Shook Up The World was excerpted this week in the Atlantic, and he argues that Coca-Cola has the 1920’s Prohibition movement to thank for its rise to glory. As most history buffs will tell you, the 1919 enactment of the Volstead Act (a product of the Temperance Union combined …

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Diet Coke’s Artificial Sweetener Causes Sales Drop

There have been a lot of growing concerns lately over the artificial sweeteners used in Diet Coke and other foods and beverages. We’ve heard for years about how certain artificial sweeteners can cause cancer and heart disease and contributes to obesity (which the FDA says isn’t true). Now America’s favorite diet soda, Diet Coke, is experiencing a bit of a …

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Sprite for Hangovers: The Ultimate Cure?

From hot coffee to cold showers, humans have anxiously sought the mystical remedy that is the perfect hangover cure. However, thanks to a Chinese food study that was published in the September 2013 issue of Food and Function, that painful, drunken search has finally come to an end… in the form of a 12-pack of Sprite from the nearest store. …

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Apple And Google Are Now Bigger Than Coke

The big Best Global Brands report from Interbrand has been released, and for the first time, Coca-Cola is not the number one brand. It actually fell to number three, with Apple and Google holding the first and second spots respectively. In fact, Coca-Cola is sandwiched in between tech companies, with IBM holding the number four spot, followed by Microsoft at …

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Coke Formula Claim Goes Up For Auction

Every few years someone pops up with a claim that they’ve uncovered the legendary formula for Coca-Cola. The soft drink company has kept the formula a carefully guarded secret for decades, and always shoots down claims. In 2011, public radio show This American Life spoke with one of the people who claim to have the original formula, but Coca-Cola officially …

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Spotify Gets New Funding From Goldman Sachs, Coke [Report]

Spotify has attracted a new $100 million round of funding, valuing the company at nearly $3 billion, according to various reports. According to the New York Times’ Media Decoder, Coca-Cola is becoming a minority investor in the company as part of the round, and that Goldman Sachs is contributing about half of the investment, with Coca-Cola contributing 10% and Fidelity …

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