Today is “Inventors Day,” and I wanted to take a minute to honor the founders and innovators behind
First, our inventor: Dr. John Pemberton created
Did you know the first “try one” coupon was distributed by
I also wanted to honor one of our early leaders, Asa Candler. Candler, who took over running
Candler thought about ways to spread the
Robert Woodruff was our leader for six decades, and some key innovations that might seem commonplace today came about during his tenure.
- The six-pack carton for bottles? That’s an innovation from Coke from the 1920s.
- The self-serve cooler? That’s also ours from the 1920s.
- A soda dispenser that serves the
Coca-Colaalready mixed together (water and syrup)? That’s another Coke innovation from the 1930s.
I could go on and on here, and I hope to cover these and other innovations in more detail later. But for now, join me in honoring the people who helped make
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