soft drinks

When Will Coke Sell Its Bottlers? CEO Kent Explains

Coca-Cola's strong earnings drew only a tepid response from investors. One reason for that could be the company's go-slow approach to unloading its global bottling operations that it has finally shaped up after several years of rebuilding. But Muhtar Kent says he's not going to rush any sales.

SodaStream Pops the Tab on a Promising IPO

Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream, is betting he can turn carbonated-drink dispensers (100 flavors -- mix your own) into a household necessity. Based on his company's initial stock offering in early November, it looks like Wall Street agrees.

Five Retail Stocks Worth Putting on Your Shopping List

We started with Citi Investment Research's top global retail picks for an "hourglass" recovery (benefiting retailers on the high and low ends). After drilling down into the fundamentals and valuations, here are our five favorites.

Mexican Coca-Cola Is Finding Sweet Success in the U.S.

The Mexican version -- made with cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup and served in glass bottles rather than plastic -- is making great inroads in the U.S. market. And it's not just Hispanic consumers who are buying.

Coke CEO Tells How Beverage Giant Got Back on Track

The CEO of the Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, still believes the U.S. is "a great market for growth." Says Muhtar Kent: "We believe that everything that we've done to course-correct in the U.S. in the last three years is working."

Coke Gets Lots of Pop from China and India

With America mired in recession, beverage giant Coca-Cola relied on its large global operations to pick up the slack. And its laser focus on the two big international markets where the growth is -- India and China -- paid off smartly in the fourth quarter.