We'd Like to Buy the World a "Coke"
Since its founding, the Coca-Cola Company had global ambitions. In 1906 Coca-Cola opened its first operation outside the United States when it launched a bottling company in Cuba. Shortly thereafter soda fountains and bottling operations were instituted in Canada, Germany, Hawaii, the Philippines, Bermuda, Mexico, France and the United Kingdom.
By 1930 Coca-Cola had sixty-four bottlers in twenty-eight countries. In 1936 they expanded to the United Kingdom, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and shortly thereafter to Venezuela and Central America.
During World War II Coca-Cola followed the American military throughout the world establishing bottling plants behind the lines as our troops moved into the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, the Philippines, and Australia.
Because virtually everyone alive today has heard of if not tasted Coke, we thought a little taste was appropriate. So take a break, have a muffin,
listen for a moment and forget the approaching storm or war or election and have a nice day.
I'd Like to Buy the World a Home
You Can't Always Get What You Want
I Want to be Free