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Stranger Things Reminds Us about New Coke

On July 4th the third season of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix. For those of you who haven’t yet watched the whole season, don’t worry. Nothing here will spoil your viewing experience. One scene, though, bears special mention here, as it relates to business here at the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company. In one exchange […]

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Coca-Cola Cursive Logo

As our world becomes increasingly more digitized and most, if not all, of our communication takes place via keyboards and screens, the fine skill of cursive handwriting seems doomed to the trash heap. That loss would be a sad one, to be sure, considering how a simple cursive script has helped to shape the world […]

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Coca-Cola Slogans Stand the Test of Time

Coca-Cola Slogans From the very beginning, the Coca-Cola Company advertising has been influential. It’s no stretch to say that Coca-Cola advertising has changed the world. Consider just the slogans that have been used since the first one in 1886. How many of these phrases immediately bring to mind a particular place and time for you? […]

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Coca-Cola Clothing Ruled the 80s

Look around the streets and campuses around Rock Hill and you’re likely to notice more Coca-Cola clothing than we’ve seen in a while. It looks like shirts emblazoned with the iconic Coca-Cola script are making a comeback, which has stoked the nostalgia at the Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Remember in the 1980s when everybody […]

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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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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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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 […]