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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 […]

Happy July 4th

Coca-Cola Means Patriotism

Quick…name a product brand that is highly patriotic. If you said Coca-Cola, you’re not alone. It’s no secret to most that the Coca-Cola Company is as American as apple pie (maybe even a little bit more), but the results of a recent Brand Keys Inc. poll shows that respondents largely associate Coke with patriotism. Only […]

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July 4th Events around Rock Hill 2018

Independence Day is upon us again, with another year of fantastic events in and around Rock Hill. For a day and a half, area residents will be able to enjoy July 4th fun for the whole family. Grab a Coke and come along! Red, White & Boom! As usual, Rock Hill gets the party started […]

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Rock Hill Coke in the 1950s

The life of the Coca-Cola Company in general and the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company specifically grew in important ways in the 1950s. Television Sponsorship On Thanksgiving Day in 1950, Edgar Bergen and his sidekick, Charlie McCarthy, appeared on the first live television network show sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company. Many famous celebrities were to […]

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Rock Hill Coke in the 1940s, part 2

Another Mauldin Family Tragedy Another decade brought a new trial for the Mauldin Family in the 1940s. Once more the family had to depend on their faith to sustain them through the tragedy. Tragedy struck the family when their daughter, Mary Mauldin Zimmerman, died from complications during pregnancy. Mary had married Edgar Rowe Zimmerman, Jr. […]

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Rock Hill Coke in the 1940s, part 1

Progress for the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company that continued throughout the 1930s pushed into the new decade even stronger. A New Building Makes the Newspaper During the 1940s the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company grew enough that the company would move into a new plant facility. May 16, 1941 and June 24, 1941 articles in […]