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Top 50 rank: 6
Rank in Beverages: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 5.93
Why it's admired
When it comes to Coke, consumers still have a sweet tooth. The beverage beast has continued to expand across China, and has earned positive attention for its environmental efforts by conserving water.

CEO Muhtar Kent said in its latest earnings report that Coke "met or exceeded all of our long-term growth targets for both the quarter and the year."

Coca-Cola also continues to stand as one of the world's great brands, in a league with corporate giants like Nike and GE. --By Daniel Roberts

Should Coca-Cola be admired, or what?
Coca-Cola stats
Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 1
People management 2
Use of corporate assets 1
Social responsibility 3
Quality of management 1
Financial soundness 1
Long-term investment 1
Quality of products/services 2
Global competitiveness 2
Industry: Beverages
Most Admired
1 Coca-Cola 5.93
2 Anheuser-Busch InBev 5.87
3 Diageo 4.90
4 Coca-Cola Enterprises 4.44
5 SABMiller 4.09
Rank Company Overall score
6 Heineken 3.79
7 Pernod Ricard 3.40
8 Carlsberg 2.06
9 Asahi Breweries 1.73
10 Kirin Holdings 1.50
From the March 21, 2011 issue
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