January 23, 1985 |
Coca-Cola soon will be competing with Pepsi Cola for sales in the Soviet Union, officials said Wednesday. Coke initially will be sold only in Beriozka's, special hard-currency stores for foreigners, and will be limited to the capital, said a spokeswoman for the Soviet import agency Soyuz Plodimport. President Donald R.
January 15, 2006
I am aghast at the actions of the New York University and the University of Michigan related to Coke ("University of Michigan Bans Coke Products," Dec. 31). Shouldn't institutions of higher learning allow their students and staff the opportunity to express their own opinions relative to Coke's foreign practices through their individual choices of beverage consumption? It is inappropriate for these universities to make this choice on their behalf. Couldn't this controlling action be tantamount to a constitutional freedom-of-speech violation?
June 13, 1985 |
Gay Mullins would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. Unfortunately for the Coca-Cola company, what Mullins would like to teach the world to sing is that it hates the new taste of Coke. From his Seattle headquarters, Mullins has launched a grass-roots media blitz designed to force Coke to return to its old formula.
October 14, 1986 |
The bottles being carried by the four young women through customs at Heathrow Airport said "champagne" on the labels but were stuffed with $4.3 million worth of cocaine, government officials said. The 33 pounds of cocaine, one of the biggest hauls in British history, were seized Sunday by customs officials when the women were stopped as they walked through the "nothing to declare" route, the Customs Department said.
February 18, 1986
Coca-Cola has entered into an agreement in principle to sell the assets and certain liabilities of Embassy Home Entertainment to a new company to be controlled by Andre Blay, chairman and chief executive of Embassy Home Entertainment, for undisclosed terms. The agreement in principle is subject to the execution of a definitive-purchase agreement, the approval of Coca-Cola's board of directors and completion of financing.
June 9, 1989 |
Coca-Cola and Pepsi are squaring off for the right to dispense their soda at Burger King, the second-largest U.S. burger chain, in a deal seen as crucial for Pepsi, but not necessarily for Coke. Burger King, a recently acquired subsidiary of British conglomerate Grand Metropolitan, said Thursday it is holding talks with Coca-Cola Co., which lost the Burger King account in 1983, and PepsiCo Inc., the current contract holder, as part of a "normal, periodic review" of accounts. The Burger King business is crucial to PepsiCo, analysts said, because Pepsi lags far behind Coke in its share of the U.S. fountain soda business.