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Weather Puts A Damper On Coca-Cola Sales

NPR
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Coca-Cola sales have slowed, in part because of the weather. The company says global soda sales rose by only 1 percent in the second quarter — less than expected. Coke's CEO cited rain and cold temperatures in the U.S., which seems to have put a damper on consumers' desire for a refreshing soft drink.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with Coca-Cola losing a bit of fizz.

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GREENE: Coca-Cola sales have slowed in part because of the weather. The company says global soda sales rose by only 1 percent in the second quarter, less than expected. Coke's CEO cited rain and cold temperatures in U.S., which seemed to have put a damper on consumers' desire for a refreshing soft drink. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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