The Coca-Cola Co of Atlanta, Georgia, produces the popular carbonated soft drink, often referred to as “Coke”, that was invented in the late 19th century. Based on Interbrand's best global brand 2011, Coca-Cola was the world's most valuable brand.

Milk gets the Coca-Cola treatment

Fairlife milk products at an Indianapolis grocery store. Photo: AP

Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it’s betting people will pay twice as much for it.

Thursday, 5 February, 2015, 7:35am

How tiny Coke cans means less guilt but bigger profits

A 7.5-ounce can of Coca-cola (right) compared to a 12-ounce can.

Americans want to cut back on soda, and they're willing to pay more to do it.

18 Jan 2015 - 8:50am

Plenty of fizz and sparkle behind the secret recipes

Coca-Cola has led the way in its marketing formula.

Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault that is bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret.

29 Aug 2013 - 5:05am

Coca-Cola ads defend diet drinks amid sales decline

The company's new Diet Coke advert defends the use of aspartame in sugar-free drinks

Faced with falling sales of its diet soft drink, Coca-Cola is taking a radical tack with marketing by running advertisements in the US that, in essence, say their products are safe to consume.

16 Aug 2013 - 2:32am

Businesswoman fined HK$24m for insider trading

Huiyuan shares were suspended on September 1, 2008, at HK$4.14 per share. Photo: AP

Businesswoman Sun Min has been handed a record fine and costs totalling just under HK$24 million by the Market Misconduct Tribunal for insider trading in connection with Coca-Cola's failed bid to acquire the Hong Kong-listed China Huiyuan Juice Group in 2008.

11 May 2013 - 4:13am

New plastic bottle claims to cut carbon footprint

Bonaqua's new "sugarcane" plastic bottles. Photo: Edward Wong

The new bottles are made using sugarcane grown in Brazilian plantations and the material replaces one of the two key components of plastics, which are derived from crude oil.

7 May 2013 - 5:05am

Beijing launches spy probe against Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola says it uses GPS devices to improve efficiency. Photo: Reuters

China has launched an anti-espionage investigation against Coca-Cola for allegedly conducting illegal mapping in many sensitive areas on the mainland as the spying row between Beijing and Washington escalates.

14 Mar 2013 - 2:11pm 7 comments

Coca-Cola accused of illegal mapping in China

Coca-Cola is co-operating with Chinese authorities on allegations that it illegally mapped part of a southwestern province. Photo: Reuters

US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is “co-operating fully” with Chinese authorities on allegations that it illegally mapped part of a southwestern province as part of its distribution operations, it said on Wednesday.

13 Mar 2013 - 9:28pm

Coke stumbles, KFC bounces back

Chinese officials are accusing Coke of using handheld GPS equipment to illegally gather classified information. Photo: Reuters

Most of recent scandals are related to food safety, but the latest crisis confronting Coke comes on the completely unrelated area of national security. 

13 Mar 2013 - 11:28am

'State-sponsored' Chinese hackers blamed for Coca Cola cyberattack

Coca-Cola fell victim to cyberattacks in 2009. Its bid to take over the biggest fruit juice firm in China was eventually canned. Photo: Bloomberg

FBI officials quietly approached executives at Coca-Cola in March 2009 with some startling news.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:49pm

Whole world is a gallery for artists

A gold coin symbolising Hong Kong's core value, abandoned neon signs advertising Coca-Cola and Sprite and video footage of forgotten communities - these are some of the items that have turned up in unexpected parts of Yau Ma Tei.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Coca-Cola apology as drinks canned

Provincial authorities have ordered Coca-Cola (Shanxi) to suspend production after confirming media reports that about 120,000 boxes of soft drinks produced at the Shanxi factory were tainted with chlorine.

The move comes after Coca-Cola said less than two weeks ago that the allegations, reported by mainland media, were false.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

No contamination in Coke products, watchdog says

A product quality-control body in northern Shanxi province has refuted widely reported claims that Coca-Cola products were found to be contaminated with chlorine.

On Tuesday China National Radio reported an insider at Coca-Cola (Shanxi) Beverages in Taiyuan as saying that 120,000 boxes of Coca-Cola beverages sold in February contained excessive levels of chlorine.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bottles of Coke tainted with chlorine sold in Shanxi

Just a day after the exposure of drugs in toxic capsules, mainland media reported yesterday that contaminated bottles of Coca-Cola, made by one of the drinks giant's mainland factories, had been sold earlier this year.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Coca-Cola's irresponsible move

The news about soft drinks and their link to cancer deserves our attention. The drinks are a favourite among teenagers in Hong Kong. No one denies that soft drinks are unhealthy. But a new report from America adds to the worries.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am