ZICO (beverage)

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ZICO Beverages
Industry Beverage
Founded 2004; 14 years ago (2004)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Founder Mark Rampolla
Headquarters El Segundo, California, U.S.
Parent The Coca-Cola Company

ZICO Beverages is an American beverage company that manufactures coconut water.

In 2013, ZICO was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company.

History[edit]

ZICO was founded in 2004 by Mark Rampolla after being introduced to coconut water as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central America.[1]

In 2009, The Coca-Cola Company purchased a minority stake in ZICO[2] and increased that to a majority stake in 2012.[3]

In 2013, Coca-Cola purchased the outstanding stake, acquiring ZICO in the process.[4]

Ingredients[edit]

ZICO contains pure coconut water - often in concentrate form, which has been the source of a litigation.[5]

Flavors[edit]

ZICO's coconut water comes in a variety of flavors including chocolate, pineapple, raspberry and more.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murphy, Kate (2013-11-02). "Opinion | Mark Rampolla". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Zico: an America's Hottest Brands Case Study". Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  3. ^ Fredrix, Emily (9/1/09). "Coca-Cola Invests In ZICO Coconut Water Company". The Street. Retrieved 8/5/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Coca-Cola North Acquires Coconut Water Maker Zico Beverages". Vending Times. November 29, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "California-based Class Actions hit Zico, Xing". BevNET.com. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Jet.com - Prices Drop As You Shop". Jet.com. Retrieved 2017-12-19. 
  7. ^ "Zico Pure Pineapple Premium Coconut Water 16.9 oz Plastic Bottles - Pack of 12". taldepot.com. Retrieved 2017-12-19.