Coke’s Recent Divestment Can Tell Us A Lot About American Capitalism Bartow J. Elmore Author, Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism Last week, the Coca-Cola Company announced that it was slimming down. Reeling from a dramatic 25-percent decline in US consumption of sugary soft drinks over the past two decades, a trend in part stimulated by consumer concerns about the link between soft drinks and obesity, Coke decided it was time to trim the fat. No, Coke was […]
Assistant Professors Bart Elmore and Sharony Green have each appeared on Wisconsin and Ohio NPR affiliate stations recently. On January 27, 2016, Dr. Green appeared on WVXU-FM, Cincinnati, OH to discuss the role that geography played in building antebellum Cincinnati’s population of mixed race peoples, which was the largest population of its kind outside the South during the period. On February 7, 2016, Dr. Elmore appeared on To The Best of Our Knowledge, a production of Wisconsin Public Radio that […]
Assistant Professor Bart Elmore’s investigation of the link between the introduction of high-fructose corn syrup and the American obesity epidemic is featured in Salon. Elmore’s article in the Huffington Post explores the impact of increased Coca-Cola sales outside the US.