Coca‑Cola is the world's favourite soft drink that people have been enjoying since 1886.
Coca‑Cola was invented by Dr John S Pemberton and it first went on sale at Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. It was actually Dr Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank M Robinson, who invented the now world-famous red-and-white logo with its special Spencerian script.
Coca‑Cola is now the most recognised trademark in the world and is even thought to be the most widely understood word in the world after ‘OK’. Since its introduction to the island of Ireland in 1939, Coca‑Cola remains the country’s best selling retail brand.
- #1 Coca‑Cola remains the number 1 Cola across the Island of Ireland
- 42% Coca‑Cola holds 42% share of the SSD Cola market (Nielson, September 2019)
Following the introduction of the Sugar Tax to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2018, we made the decision to leave the original Coca‑Cola recipe unchanged, allowing people to continue enjoying the iconic taste of Coca‑Cola that they know and love.
We did, however, make the conscious decision to introduce smaller, more convenient pack sizes such as 375ml PET bottles and 250ml cans to give our consumers more options to help them actively manage their sugar intake.
Over the years, as consumer taste, preference and lifestyles have changed, Coca‑Cola has innovated to develop and launch new brands, with distinct and separate identities. These brands have provided people with a greater choice in terms of flavour, calories and caffeine content, whilst still providing the taste they enjoy.