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Swire Coca-Cola, USA and Monster Energy Company Reach Agreement on
Arizona and New Mexico Distribution

March 18, 2019 – Draper, Utah – Today Swire Coca-Cola, USA announced the signing of a distribution agreement giving the company and other Coca-Cola franchise bottlers the rights to distribute Monster products throughout Arizona and in limited areas of New Mexico and Colorado.  Read More > 


Swire Coca-Cola, USA Announces Executive and Senior Leadership Transitions

Draper, Utah – January 7, 2019 – Today Swire Coca-Cola, USA announced a series of leadership changes. The changes are part of the company’s long-term leadership succession plan which has been in place for many years.

In announcing the transitions, Swire Coca-Cola’s President and CEO Jack Pelo said, “One of the hallmarks of all Swire companies is the creation of a leadership succession plan. A great deal of thought has been put into the implementation of this plan to ensure we have the right leaders, in the right place, at the right time. I want to ensure new leaders also have time working with and learning from veteran executives.”  Read More >


Swire Coca-Cola, USA to be Exclusive Soft Drink Provider to the Utah Jazz

DRAPER, UT – September 24, 2018 - Swire Coca-Cola, USA will continue to be the exclusive soft drink provider at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. The relationship between Swire Coca-Cola and the Jazz began in 1979 when the NBA team moved to Utah. The new five-year deal means Jazz fans and players will continue to enjoy a range of refreshing beverage choices that includes Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, Sprite®, DASANI® water, smartwater®, vitaminwater®, and other beverages.  Read More >

Swire Coca-Cola Creates Chief Operating Officer Role and Hires Industry Veteran to Lead Sales Organization Paul Lukanowski promoted to COO; Rob Gehring Moves from The Hershey Company

DRAPER, UT – May 25, 2018 – Swire Coca-Cola, USA today announced two changes to its executive leadership team. These changes come as the company completes a period of intensive growth, resulting in a quadrupling of the size of the company.

With this rapid expansion comes the need to evolve the company’s senior leadership structure. To that end, effective immediately, Paul Lukanowski will move from his current position as Senior Vice President and General Manager to become Swire’s first Chief Operating Officer.  Read More >

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Intercontinental Exchange Launches NYSE Board Advisory Council to Advance Board Diversity

06/25/2019 4:15 AM

Council to connect diverse board candidates with companies seeking new directors NEW YORK, June 25, 2019 – The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), announced the launch of the NYSE Board Advisory Council, which will proactively addres...

A Long Legacy & An Exciting Future: Coke Extends Olympic Partnership

06/24/2019 1:45 PM

The year was 1928. Women would compete in track and field events for the first time at the Olympic Games. A symbolic flame would light a cauldron, and ignite a tradition. And a freighter carrying American athletes to Amsterdam would also bring Coca-Cola to its first Olympic Games. History has bee...

The IOC, The Coca-Cola Company and China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd announce Joint Worldwide Olympic Partnership to 2032

06/24/2019 4:15 AM

First-ever Joint TOP Partnership Agreement Extends The Coca-Cola Company’s relationship with the Olympic Movement to a historic 104 years Chinese dairy company Mengniu joins the family of Worldwide TOP Partners The International Olympic Committee (IOC), The Coca-Cola Company and China Mengniu D...

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Timing of Second Quarter 2019 Earnings Release

06/20/2019 8:00 PM

ATLANTA, June 20, 2019 – The Coca-Cola Company today announced it will release second quarter 2019 financial results on July 23 before the New York Stock Exchange opens. The release will be followed by an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results. The company invites investo...

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Beyond the Mic: Sprite Spotlights Tomorrow’s Hip-Hop Tastemakers With ‘Thirst for Yours’ Campaign

06/20/2019 4:00 AM

For more than 30 years, Sprite® has supported and embraced the music, culture and community of hip-hop in a refreshingly real way by authentically championing the genre’s top names and underground artists alike. Now the brand is bringing the genre’s emerging talent to the forefront through the “T...

What I Saw and Learned During an Expedition to the North Atlantic Gyre

06/17/2019 3:37 PM

I was 350 miles east of Bermuda, skimming the surface of the Sargasso Sea in a boat filled with 160 representatives from companies across the plastic value chain, NGOs and thought leaders who share a commitment to ocean health and conservation. There, floating in 9,000 feet of crystal-clear water...

Costa Coffee Ready-to-Drink to Hit Stores in the UK This Month

06/13/2019 8:49 PM

A new line of chilled, canned Costa Coffee will launch in Great Britain this month, representing the first major product introduction since Coca-Cola acquired Costa Coffee earlier this year. Costa Coffee Ready-to-Drink (RTD) will be available in three popular Costa Coffee flavors – Classic Latte,...

POWERADE Levels the Playing Field for Female Athletes in Partnership with U.S. Soccer Foundation

06/13/2019 8:15 PM

As elite soccer players from around the globe pursue their sport’s top prize in France, POWERADE is helping the next generation of female leaders in the U.S. pursue their dreams.  From grade school through the pros, female athletes lack the same opportunities to play sports as their male cou...

Taking Action to Address Animal Abuses at Fair Oaks Farms

06/06/2019 4:15 AM

Last week, we were devastated to see a video from Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) showing acts of animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms, one of the 30 suppliers to our partners at fairlife. We care deeply about animal welfare, and these acts left all of us at Coca-Cola with heavy hearts....

Chef Robert Irvine and Coca-Cola Team Up to ‘Serve Those Who Serve Us’

06/04/2019 9:05 PM

Robert Irvine was attending a 2018 United Service Organizations (USO) dinner honoring military chefs in Washington, D.C. – something he’s done dozens of times – when he struck up a conversation with a team from Coca-Cola. They immediately bonded over a shared passion for, and commitment to, the t...

Coca-Cola Teams With WWF to Spur Private Sector Collaboration and Action in Fight Against Plastic Waste

06/03/2019 3:13 PM

Over the last year, companies and governments around the world have publicly vowed to cut plastic waste and play an active role in combatting the planet’s pollution crisis – from bans on plastic straws and bags to large-scale pledges to reduce, re-source, recycle and more. Now, World Wildlife Fun...

Calling All Coca-Cola Freestyle Mixologists: Summer Contest Offers $10,000 Grand Prize for Top Custom Combination

06/03/2019 1:27 PM

Who knew thirst and creativity could make for such a fun, flavorful combination? This summer, Coca-Cola Freestyle is inviting Americans to concoct their own signature beverage recipes – and potentially win $10,000 – through the first ever “Make Your Mix” contest. Entering is as easy as one, two, ...

Fanta Blood Orange Continues Italian Tradition of Local Ingredient Sourcing

05/31/2019 2:35 PM

Developing new drinks that meet evolving consumer tastes while supporting local communities remains at the core of Coca-Cola’s transformation to becoming a total beverage company. Fanta Blood Orange, recently launched and soon to be available throughout Italy, represents a latest milestone in thi...

Statement in Support of Trade Agreement Between the U.S., Mexico and Canada

05/29/2019 4:15 AM

The Coca-Cola Company supports the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada. As a global business that operates locally, we want to see the communities we serve thrive. Together with the elimination of aluminum tariffs, this agreement will maintain and modernize important ...

Building a Growth Culture at Coke Includes Empowering All Employees to Drive Company’s Innovation Agenda

05/24/2019 6:22 PM

Coca-Cola North America is giving employees the chance to serve up the next breakthrough innovation – from new beverage brands, to groundbreaking sustainability programs, to creative eCommerce solutions – through a crowdsourcing forum called the Grand Challenge. Launched in 2017, the Grand Challe...

Men as Allies: Coca-Cola CFO John Murphy on How Male Employees Can Support the Company’s Gender Equality Agenda

05/23/2019 2:36 PM

John Murphy has been influenced and inspired by women throughout his life, dating back to his childhood in Ireland. “I've always been surrounded by strong women,” said Murphy, a 31-year Coca-Cola veteran who was appointed as chief financial officer and executive vice president of the company in 2...

New Coke and Netflix Take Viewers Back to 1985 for Stranger Things Season 3 in First-of-its-Kind Partnership

05/21/2019 7:24 PM

Fans of the Netflix series Stranger Things will travel back to “the summer that changed everything” – 1985 – when season 3 of the show hits the streaming platform on July 4. Coincidentally, the summer of 1985 changed everything for Coca-Cola when the company infamously changed the formula of its ...

Stranger Things Have Happened: Inside New Coke’s Limited-Edition Comeback

05/21/2019 7:20 PM

New Coke was only around for 79 days in 1985. Chances are it won’t last nearly as long in 2019 – but for much different reasons. That’s right, the ill-fated brand considered by many to be one of the biggest-ever marketing mishaps is making a brief comeback this summer for a (very) limited promoti...

Muhtar Kent Presented With Ellis Island Medal of Honor

05/20/2019 7:29 PM

Retired Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent recently was presented with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an award given to those who “embody the spirit of America… in tolerance, brotherhood, diversity and patriotism.” Each year, the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) recognizes Americans who h...

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