Coca-Cola can't trademark new bottle, EU court rules

Coca-Cola can't trademark new bottle, EU court rules

An EU court Wednesday threw out an attempt by US drinks giant Coca-Cola to get trade mark status for a new design of its iconic fluted bottle throughout the 28-nation bloc.

Coca-Cola`s Happy New Year upsets Russians and Ukrainians alike

Coca-Cola published a map of Russia that did not include Crimea.

GST effect: Coca-Cola may shut some plants if 'sin tax' imposed

GST effect: Coca-Cola may shut some plants if 'sin tax' imposed

Beverages major Coca-Cola India Friday said it will have to shut down some factories in India if the government accepts a proposal to impose 40 percent 'sin tax' on aerated beverages.

FIFA discusses reforms amid new sponsor attacks

FIFA discusses reforms amid new sponsor attacks

Sponsors say, reforms should be subject to independent oversight.

Villagers in PM Narendra Modi's constituency want Coca-Cola out for creating water scarcity

Villagers in PM Narendra Modi's constituency want Coca-Cola out for creating water scarcity

The villages, which are located in Mehdiganj area of Varanasi district, claim they have been facing water shortages since 1999 when the plant began operations.

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

A proposal circulated via email at the company laid out a vision for a group that would "quickly establish itself as the place the media goes to for comment on any obesity issue."

Coca Cola's bottling arm takes over Georgia biz in India

In a business realignment, Coca-Cola Co's bottling arm in India, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverage will take over operations of Georgia tea and coffee business in the country.

German World Cup graft claims close to home for Adidas

German World Cup graft claims close to home for Adidas

Allegations that Germany bribed its way to secure the right to host the 2006 World Cup not only shook the football world, but also shone a spotlight on cosy ties between sportswear giant Adidas and FIFA.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo spar over Chobani stake: Source

US soda giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are among the companies competing for a minority stake in Greek yogurt maker Chobani, a person familiar with the process said today.

Defiant Sepp Blatter rejects FIFA sponsors' resignation calls

Defiant Sepp Blatter rejects FIFA sponsors' resignation calls

Sepp Blatter has decided not to relinquish his position as FIFA president despite its sponsors' mounting calls for the embattled chief's resignation, his US lawyer has confirmed.

Coca-Cola, McDonald's among major FIFA sponsors saying Sepp Blatter must go

Coca-Cola, McDonald's among major FIFA sponsors saying Sepp Blatter must go

Major soccer sponsors on Friday issued the strongest calls yet for the immediate resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, a week after Swiss authorities said they were opening a criminal investigation into the head of the world soccer body.

Twitter to 'market' Coke through emoji branding

Twitter to 'market' Coke through emoji branding

In a bid to cash in on the growing popularity for emojis, Twitter is testing the effectiveness of the freakish pictograms in helping to advertise brands.

FIFA give little away after secretive sponsors' meeting

FIFA give little away after secretive sponsors' meeting

FIFA discussed reforms with some of its leading commercial partners on Thursday during a secretive meeting at the headquarters of world soccer`s scandal-plagued governing body.

FIFA to meet sponsors on Thursday

FIFA to meet sponsors on Thursday

FIFA will meet some of its leading commercial partners on Thursday to discuss reforms, a source close to soccer`s world governing body said on Tuesday.

McDonalds demands `independent` FIFA reform commission

McDonalds demands `independent` FIFA reform commission

McDonalds on Friday became the third major FIFA sponsor to back a completely independent commission to carry out reforms of the scandal-tainted world football body, an activist group said.

Calls grow for global athletics probe after widespread doping alleged

Calls grow for global athletics probe after widespread doping alleged

Global sporting bodies have called for a thorough probe of the latest doping allegations that have plunged athletics into crisis just weeks before track and field`s showpiece event, another black eye for sport after the FIFA corruption scandal.

Sponsors` pressure mounts on FIFA ahead of World Cup draw

Sponsors` pressure mounts on FIFA ahead of World Cup draw

FIFA will meet with key sponsors Visa, McDonalds and Coca-Cola next month as world football`s governing body continues to come under pressure following a series of corruption scandals.

Coca-Cola earnings rise despite dollar drag

Coca-Cola reported higher quarterly profits Wednesday as increased sales in North America offset lower revenues overseas due in part to the strong dollar.

One in three Germans could shun FIFA sponsor brands: Survey

One in three Germans could shun FIFA sponsor brands: Survey

Around 38 percent of Germans would consider switching from FIFA sponsors such as Adidas and Coca-Cola to alternative brands due to the corruption scandal engulfing soccer`s governing body, a survey published on Wednesday said. 

Most US companies inactive on social media

Most US companies inactive on social media

Many of America's most admired companies are not very active on social media, reveals a study.