remains in Chinese hands. In other news, Coca-Cola on Thursday confirmed CEO Muhtar Kent as its new chairman, replacing Neville Isdell , who has retired. Although we think Kent has demonstrated quite strong leadership in his tenure so far as CEO, we would
all cylinders, but it has certainly rekindled a few that were dormant since the late 1990s. After a rocky start, the Neville Isdell era is beginning to look like a slowly building success story, which is the only way we think a business like Coke's
top-line performance, excluding the noise from bottler consolidation. Coke seems to have gotten its groove back, and Neville Isdell is slowly but surely proving that his focus on long-term, sustainable growth is more than just a slickly packaged manifesto
will continue to deliver strong results from the majority of its international operations that will more than offset weakness at home. The company has returned to growth, and Neville Isdell 's tenure is slowly becoming a success story.
encouraged by the initial steps the company has taken to transform from the risk-averse, aimless soft drink giant that CEO Neville Isdell inherited in mid-2004. What's more, the stock's nearly 3% fall last Tuesday gives investors the opportunity to
encouraged by the initial steps the company has taken to transform from the risk-averse, aimless soft drink giant that CEO Neville Isdell inherited in mid-2004. What's more, the stock's nearly 3% fall today gives investors the opportunity to own this
the company faced difficult comparisons, the deceleration in these brands is a bit faster than we had anticipated. CEO Neville Isdell expressed particular dissatisfaction with the company's performance in ready-to-drink coffee and tea, and we wholeheartedly
remainder of the year, management said India should stabilize in the second half of the year. Overall, we believe that Neville Isdell has Coke headed in the right direction. We were pleased to learn that overall the company's innovation program is ahead
markets. In a company press release, Brock said he will have a focus on top-line growth, which seems to mesh well with Neville Isdell 's return-to-growth strategy at Coca-Cola KO, but will not be an easy feat in North America and Western Europe.
enough with the current management team to drift into the shadows. It is clear from the press release that Coke's CEO, Neville Isdell , will continue to "count on (Buffett) even after he has left our Board," so Buffett's considerable expertise will