COCA COLA SWOT ANALYSIS (2016) with infographics
Coca Cola SWOT (Introduction) – Coca Cola (NYSE:KO), the beverage giant is a global brand with a strong brand image. The iconic Coca Cola logo and its popular drinks are a familiar scene in every part of the world. Despite the heavy competition from Pepsi, it has sustained its position as the leading beverage brand. Its diverse product portfolio and distinct marketing strategy have made it an industry leader. For years, its products have enjoyed high popularity for their unique flavors. However, the recent global financial turmoil and a strengthening dollar affected its profits. Another major challenge facing Coca Cola is the changing consumers’ preference. More and more customers are adopting healthier drinks in place of Soda. Coca Cola recently adopted some strategic changes, adding more low calorie products to its portfolio. It seems bullish about the year ahead and is ready to take the challenge. This year, Coca Cola ranks at the 62nd position on the Fortune 500 list, 18 ranks below Pepsico. Its closest rival is at the 44th rank.