The Coca-Cola Company is the largest beverage company in the world. It is also the largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company's flagship product Coca-Cola was invented by pharmacist John Stith Pemberton in 1886. In 1889 the formula and brand of Coca-Cola was bought by Asa Candler who founded The Coca-Cola Company three years later.
Coca-Cola offers nearly 400 brands in over 200 countries and servers 1.5 billion servings each day.
The company operates a franchised distribution system: The Coca-Cola Company only produces syrup concentrate which is then sold to various bottlers throughout the world who hold an exclusive territory.
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