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Coca-Cola’s $4.9 billion acquisition of the coffee chain Costa—the largest brand acquisition in its history, announced in 2018 and finalized in January 2019—had a major hand in shaping its performance last year. The buy helped the 134-year-old soft drink company rocket 12 spots up the Fortune 500, gain an expanded retail footprint, grow to 23,600 employees, and bring in $37.2 billion in revenue—a 17% rise over 2018. But more recent news has been less upbeat. Consumer stockpiling of water and sports drinks ahead of the coronavirus lockdown hasn't outweighed the effects of pandemic-related movie theater and restaurant closures on Coca-Cola's sales and profits. The company withdrew its 2020 outlook in March.
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