Rank in Beverages: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 5.93
Why it's admiredWhen 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?