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Through a century of image-making with master artists -- including the creation of our modern version of Santa -- Coke sheds its patent medicine image to become first the drink for young moderns, and finally the most recognized brand name on earth. Coke's success spawns numerous imitators, including Pepsi, which…
The Cola Conquest - Part 2
Part of the Series: The Cola Conquest
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The Cola Conquest - Part 3
Part of the Series: The Cola Conquest
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Responsible Corporations?
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