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A Treat You Could Take Home

Aug 01, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

For the most part, I write about things as I remember them, which, on occasion, means I’m either way off or totally wrong. Today’s blog could very well be one of those times, so in advance, keep that in mind. I grew up in Valley Stream, NY, which borders the town of Elmont, home of Elmont Memorial High

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New Twist on Classic Coca-Cola Cans

Jul 11, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Coca-Cola’s “Share the Happiness” campaign got a new twist when the company introduced a concept in Singapore. It was a limited trial, but plenty of US consumers want these cans to pop out of local vending machines. CNET Asia doesn’t think the concept will become an actual product. What do you think? Is this new

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How New Coke Strengthened the Coca-Cola Brand

Jul 10, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

In an effort to re-energize it’s long-lasting brand, Coca-Cola took one of the biggest risks in consumer goods history on April 23, 1985. That’s the day the company introduced “New” Coke, unprepared for the consumer firestorm it would trigger. I remember that week well. Still able to leave school grounds during lunch hour, friends and

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A Coke Machine the Jetsons Would Have Loved

Aug 15, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Coca-Cola’s Freestyle soda fountain is a system the Jetsons surely would have wanted in their space-age living quarters. One I’d like to have parked in my living room. The Freestyle is a touch-screen system that dispenses 100+ flavors of water, soda, fruit drinks and Powerade. The Coca-Cola Company invested millions in the development of the

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Filed under: Retro Design Tagged with: Coca-Cola, Soda Fountain

Coca-Cola Original Collectibles: Coupons, Bags & More

Jul 30, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Some rare treats for the Coca-Cola fan and collector… Take a look at these vintage originals – coupons, boxes, programs and more – all from the ’50s and ’60s, when a bottle of Coke was just a dime. Back then, it was common for brands to sponsor high school and college sports programs by producing

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Filed under: Retro Memories Tagged with: Coca-Cola, retro advertising, Soda Pop

Portable Coca-Cola Fridges & Warmers

Jul 17, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

When the sweltering summer heat sets in, most enjoy cooling off with a nice, cold drink. Typical ice chests keep drinks cold for mere hours, leaving us with a bunch of cans floating in water. A new line of Coca-Cola coolers and mini fridges were designed for tight spaces and travel. With seven different models,

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Retro Lunchroom Decorating

Oct 05, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Recently we decided to freshen up the RetroPlanet company lunchroom. If you haven’t seen pictures of it before, our employee breakroom is filled with our great retro style furniture, giving it the look of an authentic 50s diner and making it a fun place to lunch or take a break for all of us, as

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Coca-Cola Fishtail Logo Decor

Apr 21, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

For a truly classic and “tasteful” decorating theme, consider adding some Coca-Cola memorabiliato your home or office. Both the reproduction Coca-Cola Metal Sign and Glasses have the fishtail logo that was used on Coke products from the late ’50s to mid-’60s. The aluminum sign measures 32 inches across and sets the backstage for an eye-catching

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History of Coca-Cola Tin Trays

Mar 29, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Since their first release in 1897, Coca-Cola serving trays have been a popular collectible. Initially, The Coca-Cola Company supplied tin serving trays and change trays to soda fountains to promote the product line. These served to push name recognition. Unlike the change trays (which were distributed on and off through the years), the serving trays

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