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Coca-Cola Company

A. Case Abstract

Coca Cola ( is a comprehensive business policy and strategic management case that includes the company’s fiscal year-end December 2006 financial statements, competitor information and more. The case time setting is the year 2007. Sufficient internal and external data are provided to enable students to evaluate current strategies and recommend a three-year strategic plan for the company. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Coca Cola’s common stock is publicly-traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KO.

Coca Cola operates in over 200 nations around the world and sells carbonated and non carbonated beverages. Coca Cola’s line of non carbonated drinks includes: water, juice, and teas. The company has over 70,000 employees and is led by CEO Neville Isdell.

The Coca-Cola Company’s (Coke’s) operating segments include 1) Africa, 2) East, South East Asia & Pacific Rim, 3) European Union, 4) Latin America, 5) North America, 6) North Asia, Eurasia, and the Middle East, and 7) bottling investments. Not all soft drink products/flavors of the company are available in all the operating groups. The Coca-Cola Company has two major rivals: PepsiCo and Cadbury Schweppes PLC.

It’s interesting to note that PepsiCo has more that double the employees as Coca-Cola as listed in Exhibit 6. Groupe Danone competes to a lesser degree with C oke. The number 3 soft drink producer, Cadbury Schweppes PLC (behind Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Inc.), is a diversified company that produces and markets beverages, chocolate, and chewing gum. Cadbury plans to divest its beverage division in 2007 of PepsiCo, Coca Cola Company, and Cadbury Schweppes PLC. Federal regulations may prohibit PepsiCo and Coke…...

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