Gone are the days when we washed and refilled
Coca-Cola bottles by hand and delivered them on
horse-drawn wagons. But just like then, we're pursuing better ways
to make and deliver the world's best soft drinks.
- 1902-J.B. Harrison
J.B. Harrison begins selling Coca-Cola in bottles in
Greensboro, NC, launching North Carolina's first Coca-Cola bottling
company. Two decades of rapid growth follow for Coca-Cola
- 1916-Contour Bottle
Coca-Cola bottlers approve the unique contour
U.S. Supreme Court rules that the name, "Coke," means
"Coca-Cola," making "Coke" a trademark of The Coca-Cola
- 1931-Santa Claus
Haddon Sundblom creates the iconic first Santa Claus used
by The Coca-Cola Company.
- 1948-63% of Veterans
American Legion Magazine poll reveals that more than 63%
of veterans prefer Coca-Cola.
- 1950-Canned Drinks
Canned soft drinks are introduced.
- 1955-10oz 12oz 26oz
The Coca-Cola Company introduces 10, 12, and 26 ounce
king-sized and family-sized bottles.
- 1971-I'd Like To Buy...
"I'd like to buy the world a Coke" becomes one of the most
- 1982-Diet Coke
Diet Coke is introduced.
- 1985-Cherry Coke
CCBCC is the first company to introduce Cherry Coke. Also,
Coca-Cola goes into space on the space shuttle.
- 1997-J. Frank Harrison III
Board Chairman J. Frank Harrison, III, great-grandson of
the company's founder, becomes CEO.
- 1999-Dasani Water
CCBCC is the first Coca-Cola bottler to introduce Dasani
CCBCC celebrates its 100th
- 2010-Largest Bottler
CCBCC becomes the nation's largest independent Coca-Cola