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  • Coca-Cola bottler expands to take over Louisiana markets

    April 23, 2015 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United Inc. is expanding its territory in the Southeast. United will have markets in a major portion of Louisiana, including Alexandria, Monroe, New Iberia, and Shreveport. The company's territory rights also were extended to Natchez, Mississippi; Tallahassee, Florida; and Valdosta, Georgia; through a letter of... more »
  • NBA to replace Coke with Pepsi

    April 13, 2015 7:45 PM

    NEW YORK- The National Basketball Association dunked Coke and made Pepsi its teammate after a 28-year relationship with the Coca-Cola company. The CEO of Pepsico says it will bring the power of its portfolio of 22 brands with Mountain Dew leading the marketing strategy with the NBA. Pepsico has... more »
  • Vitaminwater gives in

    August 1, 2014 7:42 PM

    NEW YORK- Fans of Vitaminwater complained so much about the new sweetener, Coca-Cola is going back to the original formula. The company changed the sweetener in the drink just a few months ago but there where so many negative comments on Vitaminwater's Facebook page, Coca-Cola gave in. The... more »
  • Coke, Pepsi remove controversial ingredient

    May 5, 2014 5:21 PM

    NEW YORK - PepsiCo has joined Coca-Cola in saying it's working to remove a controversial ingredient from all its drinks, including Mountain Dew. The company had announced last year that it was removing the ingredient from Gatorade. Then on Monday, Coca-Cola said it is dropping the ingredient from all its... more »
  • Coca-Cola to cut 750 jobs in US

    March 21, 2013 9:28 AM

    NEW YORK - Coca-Cola says it's cutting 750 jobs in the U.S. as it continues to streamline its business. The world's biggest beverage maker says the jobs cuts will be across the board and that affected individuals will be notified in coming weeks. The cuts represent roughly 1 percent of... more »
  • City leaders approve projects for Costco in BR

    January 23, 2013 12:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved some project specs for wholesaler Costco. The store is set to be built on the site of the old Coca Cola bottling plant near Airline and I-12. City leaders heard concerns from people about the plan. Some are worried about traffic in the... more »
  • Planned Costco store causes traffic concerns

    December 19, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wholesale chain Costco filed an application with East Baton Rouge Parish to build a warehouse store at the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant near I-12. Costco said if approved, they intended to build a more than 144,000 square foot store and gas station at the site,... more »
  • NYC proposes ban on sale of oversize sodas

    May 31, 2012 12:48 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City officials say they believe their proposed ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks in eateries will prove popular with residents and start a national trend. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration formally announced the proposal Thursday. It's the first time a city has proposed such... more »
  • Debate rages over step contest winner

    February 26, 2010 8:53 PM

    Coca-Cola probably didn't think its idea to hold a national step contest would generate a debate with racial overtones. A white team from a sorority at the University of Arkansas won the traditional African American routine. The rhythmic clapping and foot stomping known as step are thought to have started... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Sept. 30

    September 30, 2009 5:54 PM

    Louisiana's Fight the Flu campaign, product safety, Coca-Cola drink labels, colon cancer and gestational diabetes are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Coca-Cola placing energy information on front of products

    September 30, 2009 7:55 AM

    The Coca-Cola Company announced it will include energy information, like calories per serving, on the front of nearly all of its product packages in a move to increase consumers' awareness about the calorie content of its beverages. Coca-Cola said it's the first company in the beverage industry to make... more »

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