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Slow-Cooker Garlic and Ginger Chicken

The autumn season is in full swing and everyone’s lives are getting busier and busier. With whole households flitting from event to event and activity to activity, assembling a hot and satisfying supper can be a real trick. Every over-booked home chef will love this easy to cook Garlic and Ginger Chicken. Simply dump everything […]

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Rock Hill Coke: The Employees

A Long History of Loyal Employees During its hundred-year history many wonderful and unique individuals served as loyal employees of the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company. It was not unusual to have employees serving faithfully for over 40 years. The first employee was Red Kimbrell. Red served as a delivery boy and had numerous other […]

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Rock Hill Coca-Cola’s First 100 Years

This timeline neatly summarizes the events that shaped Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company’s first 100 years. 1880s January 29, 1878 William Mark Mauldin is born. October 5, 1885 Mayme Williams Mauldin is born. 1886 First Coca-Cola served at Jacobs Pharmacy in Atlanta. 1888 Asa Candler acquires the rights to Coca-Cola. 1890s 1899 Ben Thomas and […]

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Rock Hill Coke in the 21st Century

Dramatic Changes in the 21st Century The Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company experienced dramatic changes in the early years of the new century. In 2001 plans were finalized to build a new plant on a nine-acre spot in the newly developed 100- acre Aspen Commerce Park. The company needed more room for the 35 employees […]

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Grill Up Some Coke Burgers

Summer might be sizzling to an end, but cookout season is still going strong. As autumn rolls in to Rock Hill, backyard grilling parties and tailgate gatherings are just getting started in earnest. The next time you need to feed a crowd of hungry footballers, mix up some of these delicious Coke Burgers. The Coke […]

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Rock Hill Coke in the 1990s

New Products and New Markets in the 1990s PowerAde, Dasani bottled water, and Fruitopia were introduced by the Coca-Cola Company in the 1990s. Political and economic changes opened vast markets that were closed or underdeveloped for decades. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Coca-Cola Company invested heavily to build plants in Eastern Europe. […]

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Rock Hill Coke in the 1980s

The 1980s See More New Products Introduced In 1982 Diet Coke and Cherry Coke were introduced. By 1984 Diet Coke had become the top low calorie soft drink in the world. In 1982 Southeastern Containers was formed in Enka, North Carolina, by the same nucleus of bottlers who formed South Atlantic Canners. It was formed […]

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5 Tips for Your Back-to-School Bash

The summer heat and humidity are still beating down on Rock Hill, but now is the time to think ahead to school days. The bells will ring before you know it, and all the kids will be back in class. For the best Back-to-School Bash, follow these five tips. The More the Merrier You can’t […]

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Rock Hill Coke in the 1970s

New Products in New Packaging In the 1970s, “Mr. Pibb” and “Mellow Yello” brands were added. Following years of research into plastic soft-drink bottles the Company introduced PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) packing in 1977 in the 2-liter size. That’s a lot of Coke During the 1970s, worldwide sales for Coca-Cola were more than 165 million drinks […]

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Rock Hill Coke in the 1960s

More Product Lines Appear The Coca-Cola Company in general and Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company in particular continued to grow during the 1960s. Several new brands were introduced, including Sprite®, Fanta®, Fresca® and Tab®. The Minute Maid Corporation merged with the Coca-Cola Company and added frozen citrus juice concentrates and Ades under the trademarks Minute […]