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Washington, D. FORM K. Mark One. For the transition period from to. Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization. Employer Identification No. Address of principal executive offices. Zip Code. Title of each class. Name of each exchange on which registered. New York Stock Exchange. Floating Rate Notes Due Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company.
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the Registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13 a of the Exchange Act. Table of Contents. Forward-Looking Statements. Risk Factors. Unresolved Staff Comments. Legal Proceedings. Mine Safety Disclosures.
Executive Officers of the Company. Selected Financial Data. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data. Controls and Procedures. Other Information. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance. Executive Compensation. Principal Accountant Fees and Services. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.
Item Form K Summary. This report contains information that may constitute "forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words or similar expressions does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made.
However, caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements because such statements speak only as of the date when made. Our Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our Company's actual results to differ materially from historical experience and our present expectations or projections. Risk Factors" and elsewhere in this report and those described from time to time in our future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. PART I. ITEM 1. In this report, the terms "The Coca-Cola Company," "Company," "we," "us" and "our" mean The Coca-Cola Company and all entities included in our consolidated financial statements.
The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest nonalcoholic beverage company. We own or license and market more than nonalcoholic beverage brands, which we group into the following category clusters: sparkling soft drinks; water, enhanced water and sports drinks; juice, dairy and plant-based beverages; tea and coffee; and energy drinks.
We own and market four of the world's top five nonalcoholic sparkling soft drink brands: Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. Finished beverage products bearing our trademarks, sold in the United States since , are now sold in more than countries and territories.
Beverages bearing trademarks owned by or licensed to us account for more than 1. We believe our success depends on our ability to connect with consumers by providing them with a wide variety of beverage options to meet their desires, needs and lifestyles.
Our success further depends on the ability of our people to execute effectively, every day. We were incorporated in September under the laws of the State of Delaware and succeeded to the business of a Georgia corporation with the same name that had been organized in Operating Segments. The Company's operating structure is the basis for our internal financial reporting.
Europe, Middle East and Africa. Latin America. North America. Asia Pacific. Bottling Investments. Our operating structure as of December 31, also included Corporate, which consists of two components: 1 a center focused on strategic initiatives, policy and governance and 2 an enabling services organization focused on both simplifying and standardizing key transactional processes and providing support to business units through global centers of excellence. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data" of this report for information regarding the Costa acquisition.
Except to the extent that differences among operating segments are material to an understanding of our business taken as a whole, the description of our business in this report is presented on a consolidated basis. Products and Brands. As used in this report:. Likewise, when we use the capitalized word "Trademark" together with the name of one of our other beverage products such as "Trademark Fanta," "Trademark Sprite" or "Trademark Simply" , we mean beverages bearing the indicated trademark that is, Fanta, Sprite or Simply, respectively and all its variations and line extensions such that "Trademark Fanta" includes Fanta Orange, Fanta Zero Orange, Fanta Apple, etc.
Our Company markets, manufactures and sells:. Generally, finished product operations generate higher net operating revenues but lower gross profit margins than concentrate operations.
In our domestic and international concentrate operations, we typically generate net operating revenues by selling concentrates, syrups and certain finished beverages to authorized bottling operations to which we typically refer as our "bottlers" or our "bottling partners".
In addition, outside the United States, our bottling partners are typically authorized to manufacture fountain syrups, using our concentrate, which they sell to fountain retailers for use in producing beverages for immediate consumption, or to authorized fountain wholesalers who in turn sell and distribute the fountain syrups to fountain retailers. Our concentrate operations are included in our geographic operating segments. Our finished product operations generate net operating revenues by selling sparkling soft drinks and a variety of other finished nonalcoholic beverages, such as water, enhanced water and sports drinks; juice, dairy and plant-based beverages; tea and coffee; and energy drinks, to retailers or to distributors and wholesalers who distribute them to retailers.
These operations consist primarily of Company-owned or -controlled bottling, sales and distribution operations, which are included in our Bottling Investments operating segment. In certain markets, the Company also operates non-bottling finished product operations in which we sell finished beverages to distributors and wholesalers that are generally not one of the Company's bottling partners.
These operations are generally included in one of our geographic operating segments. In the United States, we manufacture fountain syrups and sell them to fountain retailers, who use the fountain syrups to produce beverages for immediate consumption, or to authorized fountain wholesalers or bottling partners, who resell the fountain syrups to fountain retailers. These fountain syrup sales are included in our North America operating segment. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" of this report, which is incorporated herein by reference.
We own and market numerous valuable nonalcoholic beverage brands, including the following:. In addition to the beverage brands we own, we also provide marketing support and otherwise participate in the sales of other nonalcoholic beverage brands through licenses, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, including, but not limited to, the following:.
Certain Coca-Cola system bottlers distribute certain brands of Monster, primarily Monster Energy, in designated territories in the United States, Canada and other international territories pursuant to distribution coordination agreements between the Company and Monster and related distribution agreements between Monster and Coca-Cola system bottlers.
We have a strategic partnership with Aujan Industries Company J. We and certain of our bottling partners distribute products of fairlife, LLC "fairlife" , our joint venture with Select Milk Producers, Inc. Consumer demand determines the optimal menu of Company product offerings.
Consumer demand can vary from one market to another and can change over time within a single market. Employing our business strategy, our Company seeks to further build its existing brands and, at the same time, to broaden its portfolio of brands, products and services in order to create and satisfy consumer demand in every market.
Distribution System. Consumers enjoy finished beverage products bearing trademarks owned by or licensed to us at a rate of more than 1. We continue to expand our marketing presence in an effort to increase our unit case volume and net operating revenues in developed, developing and emerging markets.
Our strong and stable bottling and distribution system helps us to capture growth by manufacturing, distributing and selling existing, enhanced and new innovative products to our consumers throughout the world. The Coca-Cola system sold Sparkling soft drinks represented 69 percent of our worldwide unit case volume for each of , and Trademark Coca-Cola accounted for 45 percent of our worldwide unit case volume for each of , and In , unit case volume in the United States represented 18 percent of the Company's worldwide unit case volume.
Of the U. Trademark Coca-Cola accounted for 43 percent of U. Unit case volume outside the United States represented 82 percent of the Company's worldwide unit case volume for The countries outside the United States in which our unit case volumes were the largest were Mexico, China, Brazil and Japan, which together accounted for 31 percent of our worldwide unit case volume. Of the non-U. Trademark Coca-Cola accounted for 46 percent of non-U. Our five largest independent bottling partners based on unit case volume in were:.
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The Department of Homeland Security DHS is rapidly expanding its collection of social media information and using it to evaluate the security risks posed by foreign and American travelers. This year marks a major expansion. The visa applications vetted by DHS will include social media handles that the State Department is set to collect from some 15 million travelers per year. See also Brennan Center for Justice et al. For more on DHS involvement in State Department visa vetting, see infra text accompanying notes Social media can provide a vast trove of information about individuals, including their personal preferences, political and religious views, physical and mental health, and the identity of their friends and family.
Endocrine disruptors , sometimes also referred to as hormonally active agents ,  endocrine disrupting chemicals ,  or endocrine disrupting compounds  are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine or hormonal systems. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors. Specifically, endocrine disruptors may be associated with the development of learning disabilities , severe attention deficit disorder , cognitive and brain development problems;   deformations of the body including limbs ; breast cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid and other cancers; sexual development problems such as feminizing of males or masculinizing effects on females, etc. There has been controversy over endocrine disruptors, with some groups calling for swift action by regulators to remove them from the market, and regulators and other scientists calling for further study. Some endocrine disruptors have been identified and removed from the market for example, a drug called diethylstilbestrol , but it is uncertain whether some endocrine disruptors on the market actually harm humans and wildlife at the doses to which wildlife and humans are exposed. Additionally, a key scientific paper, published in in the journal Science , which helped launch the movement of those opposed to endocrine disruptors, was retracted and its author found to have committed scientific misconduct.
The Outlook is Positive. A full list of rating actions is at the end of this rating action commentary. Public indebtedness is falling, reflecting small deficits at central government level, and improved growth dynamics. We expect the debt ratio to fall further, to Fiscal financing flexibility has improved in recent years. The average maturity of debt has risen to 3. We estimate that the general government balance was 2.
Article - by Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White - Issue 5. To what extent does the First Amendment impose limits on the permissible scope of tort liability? Although existing First Amendment restrictions on the permissible scope of tort liability currently are limited, the very existence of those restrictions confirms that many torts involving speech potentially are subject to First Amendment protection.
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