#DapTheKing campaign features limited-edition cans
June 20, 2016
Sprite, a brand of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., announced it is launching a social media campaign called #DapTheKing to help fans salute LeBron James (also referred to as King James), after the basketball player and Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA title, it says.
Real-sugar version of soft drink debuts in bottles
June 15, 2016
In celebration of its 100th birthday, the Southern soda brand Grapico announced the launch of a new campaign, vintage-inspired packaging and a real-sugar version, which will be available in glass bottles.
Limited-edition labels accompanied by digital, social, in-store promotion
June 13, 2016
Dr Pepper, a brand of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, launched its Pick Your Pepper campaign — an experience of self-expression involving the nationwide distribution of hundreds of new, limited-edition and custom-printed Dr Pepper 20-ounce bottles. Backed by a digital, social, radio and in-store campaign, Dr Pepper Pick Your Pepper puts the spotlight on individuality, encouraging consumers to choose the label that speaks uniquely to them, the company says.
In 1948, Fred Kalil and his father opened the doors to Kalil Bottling Co. in Tucson, Ariz. The father-son team ran the company until it was handed down to Fred Kalil’s two sons, George and John, who now lead the bottling company and employ fourth-generation family members — making it not only a business, but a family tradition.
Beverages, especially carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), are an essential part of the vending channel’s success. Although the vending industry faces challenges, like complying with new government regulations and trying to meet consumer health-and-wellness demands, industry experts say that the vending channel is poised for growth.
Music lyrics on Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Coca-Cola Life packages
May 16, 2016
As part of its Share a Coke program, The Coca-Cola Co. will strike a note by inspiring music fans across the United States to celebrate a moment, a memory, a mood or a feeling, bringing people together through the love of music, it says.
Georgia Historical Society unveils marker where first Coca-Cola was served
May 16, 2016
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. and its global philanthropic arm The Coca-Cola Foundation announced that they are pouring money into improvements throughout the city's Centennial Olympic Park District. Coca-Cola Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent announced the gift alongside Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at a celebration hosted at the intersection of Peachtree and Marietta streets, where the first Coca-Cola was served 130 years ago on May 8, 1886, the company says.
Mountain Dew, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., and DR1 Racing, Los Angeles, announced a global partnership featuring the top drone racing pilots in the world. According to the companies, this marks the first branded partnership and national broadcast for the burgeoning sport.