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Nehi Soda

Apr 18, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  16 Comments

“Drink Genuine Nehi” According to company legend, the name for Nehi was conceptualized in 1924 in Columbus, Georgia. One day the owner of the Chero-Cola Co., Claud Hatcher, overheard a route salesman describing a competitor’s bottle size as being “knee-high”. He liked the sound of it, and it was the beginning of a line of

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American Icons: Apple Computer

Apr 13, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  3 Comments

Founded in 1976, Apple Computer has worldwide recognition. Those of us who grew up with the Apple Computer revolution may have hardly noticed the changes as they occurred, but when you look back it’s amazing how far the original 3-man partnership has come, what they have created and what effect it has had on global

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Punchy, The Hawaiian Punch Guy

Apr 08, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  3 Comments

In 1934, three California men worked in a converted garage on a tropical tasting syrup for a line of ice cream toppings. Under the Pacific Citrus Products Company, A.W. Leo, Tom Yates and Ralph Harrison found a popular taste in “Leo’s Hawaiian Punch”. The syrup was sold to restaurants, soda fountains and ice cream manufacturers under

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A Brief History of The Coca-Cola Company

Jun 01, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Invented by John Stith Pemberton in 1886, Coca-Cola was meant as a drink to impart good health and stamina. Pemberton was a pharmacist from Columbus, Georgia who originally made a cocawine called Pemberton’s French Wine Coca in 1885. When prohibition laws were passed within his county, Pemberton set out to make a new, non-alcoholic drink.

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How To Paint a Coca-Cola Truck

Feb 11, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  3 Comments

Coca-Cola Truck and Car Paint Schemes Coca-Cola did not become one of the worlds most recognized brands by accident. From day one, the company spent a great deal of time and money developing its identity. Every year, or as it thought necessary, the company would put out standardization bulletins covering how everything with the Coca-Cola

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