We began building our global network in the 1920s. Our global growth expanded during World War II when Coca-Cola President Robert Woodruff believed that every American service man and woman should have a Coke at their disposal, no matter where they were or the cost to the company. Woodruff’s vision during this critical period in American history helped establish Coke as a global corporation by introducing the product to different markets.

Now operating in more than 200 countries and producing nearly 500 brands, our system has successfully applied a simple formula on a global scale: provide a moment of refreshment for a very little amount of money -- a billion times a day.

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