Coca-Cola Will Pull Some Products From Shelves In Vermont Instead Of Adding GMO Labels

Coca-Cola Will Pull Some Products From Shelves In Vermont Instead Of Adding GMO Labels

The date when food items that contain ingredients from genetically engineered plants or animals must be labeled to be sold in Vermont is almost here, and lawmakers haven’t managed to strike down the law yet, so food companies will have to print or add the information to items shipped to Vermont. Or they could do what Coca-Cola plans, and not ship the items for a while. [More]

Here’s Some Fuzzy Pricing Math That Isn’t At Target

Here’s Some Fuzzy Pricing Math That Isn’t At Target

We began calling certain types of fuzzy pricing schemes “Target math” some years ago, since they turned up most often at Target stores. When this happens, unit pricing goes awry, and it costs more per unit to buy a larger quantity of the same thing. For example, when a two-pack of lotion costs almost a dollar more than two individual bottles. [More]

Court Won’t Stop San Francisco’s Mandatory Warnings On Soda Ads

Xavier J. Peg

In 2015, San Francisco enacted a new city ordinance requiring warnings on ads for soda and other sugary drinks. With the new rules set to go into effect later this summer, a number of trade groups are suing the city to overturn the law. The plaintiffs had hoped to get an injunction preventing San Francisco from enforcing the warning label requirement, but today a federal court said the city can go ahead with the ordinance for now. [More]

Hi-C Ecto Cooler Will Return To Store Shelves On May 30

Hi-C Ecto Cooler Will Return To Store Shelves On May 30

A few months ago, news and early samples of a new and exciting beverage hit Twitter and eBay. Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler was a green citrus-flavored beverage and a tie-in for the Ghostbusters franchise. The beverage was so popular that it outlasted the TV cartoon series it was originally meant to promote by ten years. With a new live-action Ghostbusters movie due out this summer and levels of ’90s nostalgia peaking, Ecto Cooler is returning to store shelves. [More]

Olympic Sponsors McDonald’s & Coca-Cola Assure Everyone They Won’t Cash In With Tax Exemptions

Olympic Sponsors McDonald’s & Coca-Cola Assure Everyone They Won’t Cash In With Tax Exemptions

While plenty of people were getting bees in their bonnets over U.S. companies McDonald’s and Coca-Cola taking advantage of UK tax exemptions offered to sponsors of the London Olympic games, both corporations have said they’ll waive their rights to any such exemptions on their earnings. [More]

Coke: No Link Between Sugary Drinks & Obesity

Coke: No Link Between Sugary Drinks & Obesity

While there is little doubt that the obesity rate in the U.S. has risen in recent decades, there is a lot of finger-pointing and “not me”-ing when it comes to placing blame. And with NYC Mayor Michael “I’ll just have water” Bloomberg trying to put the smackdown on high-calorie sodas, Coca-Cola is letting it be known it won’t fold without a fight. [More]

Five Big American Businesses Teaming Up To Develop Plant-Based Plastic

Five Big American Businesses Teaming Up To Develop Plant-Based Plastic

Coca-Cola might be super proprietary about its secret soda formula, but when it comes to sharing technology that could help the earth, it’s willing to to spread the wealth with other big American businesses. Coca-Cola, Ford, Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble announced today they’ve teamed up to work on how to develop plant-based plastic material. [More]

Coca-Cola To Meet Dieters Halfway With Mid-Calorie Sprite & Fanta

Coca-Cola To Meet Dieters Halfway With Mid-Calorie Sprite & Fanta

Several years after abandoning its mid-calorie “C2” version of Coke, Coca-Cola has confirmed reports it will be dipping its toes into the not-quite-sugar-free pool again by testing mid-calorie editions of both Sprite and Fanta. [More]

Coca-Cola On Woman's Death: You Could Die From Drinking Too Much Water, Too

Coca-Cola On Woman's Death: You Could Die From Drinking Too Much Water, Too

There’s not a doctor out there (we hope) who would say drinking two gallons of Coca-Cola a day is good for your health, but did it contribute to a New Zealand woman’s death? Coca-Cola would like to note that even too much water can be deadly. So, there’s that. [More]

Kraft Bows To Customer Pressure, Ditches Ties With Conservative Lobbying Group

Kraft Bows To Customer Pressure, Ditches Ties With Conservative Lobbying Group

Consumers put enough of a lean on Kraft Foods that it’s giving up its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group that has backed voter ID and “stand your ground” laws. Coca-Cola also recently split with the group. [More]

Family Claims Coca-Cola Owes Them 1.8 Million Shares For Old Stock Certificate

Family Claims Coca-Cola Owes Them 1.8 Million Shares For Old Stock Certificate

Like something straight out of Antiques Roadshow (aka the show that makes you want to rip apart your attic every time someone gets a surprise windfall), the family of a man who passed away a few years ago claims Coca-Cola owes them 1.8 million shares, worth around $130 million, of the company after coming upon a stock certificate the man bought at a garage sale. [More]

It's Time To Get Your HFCS-Free Kosher-For-Passover Coke & Pepsi!

It's Time To Get Your HFCS-Free Kosher-For-Passover Coke & Pepsi!

The Jewish holiday of Passover is coming up, which means that Coca-Cola and Pepsi put out special versions of their signature beverages that contain regular old sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. [More]

Coke Clarifies That It Is Not Changing Its Recipe In Wake Of Study

Coke Clarifies That It Is Not Changing Its Recipe In Wake Of Study

Quit your whining, Coca-Cola aficionados — the company is not changing its recipe for Coke after a consumer group study claimed the caramel color they use causes cancer. While they’re disputing the study, they are also clarifying that they’re just asking caramel suppliers to modify their processes in making the color. [More]

Coke's Secret Formula Moved To Atlanta Museum

Coke's Secret Formula Moved To Atlanta Museum

For the first time since 1925, Coca-Cola has moved its secret recipe out of a bank vault, and put it on display in the company’s World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta. But “on display” doesn’t exactly mean visible, since the exhibit includes its own vault, which is about all visitors will be able to see. [More]

Coca-Cola Nixes Those White Holiday Cans That Freaked Everyone Out

Coca-Cola Nixes Those White Holiday Cans That Freaked Everyone Out

You have grumbled, railed and complained against stark white soda cans and it seems Coca-Cola is listening, as they’ve announced they’ll return normal red Christmas cans next week. [More]

Coca-Cola Helps Put Kibosh On Grand Canyon Water Bottle Ban

Coca-Cola Helps Put Kibosh On Grand Canyon Water Bottle Ban

Discarded plastic bottles account for around 30% of trash at the Grand Canyon, so in an effort to reduce the amount of waste left behind by the oodles of visitors, the park was all set to launch a ban on the sale of bottled water. But then, after the folks at Coca-Cola voiced their concerns, a top national park official decided to pull the plug on the program. [More]

Five Guys Is First Fast Food Chain To Get Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines

Five Guys Is First Fast Food Chain To Get Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines

It’s been more than two years since we first wrote about Coca-Cola’s Freestyle soda machines that give customers more than 100 drink options to choose from, but the magical devices have been slow to roll out. But that may be about to change, as the rapidly growing Five Guys burger chain has announced it will be installing the machines in the coming months. [More]

Coca-Cola Plants Living, Breathing Billboard

Coca-Cola Plants Living, Breathing Billboard

Advertising, especially of the outdoor variety, is often viewed as being anti-green, a signifier of befouled outdoor spaces. But this Coca-Cola billboard is trying to turn that image on its head — and sell some Coke while it’s at it. [More]