The Coca Cola Company is celebrating 125 years of ‘sharing happiness’ since the first Coca Cola was enjoyed on May 8, 1886, and in an announcement from its Atlanta headquarters in the United States this week thanked consumers across the world.
“We would not have reached this milestone without those who love our brands, because everyone who has enjoyed a Coca Cola in the past 125 years has played a part in helping us refresh the world,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca Cola Company.
“Throughout this year, we want to celebrate by thanking the people around the globe who have made the brand what it is today. To our associates, customers, partners and everyone who loves Coca Cola, we thank you.”
For the anniversary weekend, the Company planned to create and share moments of happiness in a way Coca Cola always has – by bringing people together through music, art and entertainment. On May 7, Coca Cola was due to host a special festival at Pemberton Place in Atlanta for employees and their families, where they will assemble Red Cross disaster relief kits and participate in a variety of arts activities. That afternoon, the company was also hosting a 125th Anniversary Celebration Concert.