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Zico (drink)

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– History:
– Zico Beverages founded in 2004 by Mark Rampolla
Coca-Cola acquired minority stake in 2009
– Majority stake acquired in 2012
Coca-Cola purchased entire Zico business in 2013
– PowerPlant Ventures acquired Zico brand in 2021

– Ingredients and flavors:
– Zico Natural contains pasteurized coconut water
– Zico Chocolate has 70% coconut water, cocoa, and sugar
– Zico Hydrate available in Coconut Lime flavor
– Other flavors include Fruit Punch and Tropical
– Previous flavors included jalapeño mango and watermelon raspberry

– References:
– Founder re-acquired Zico brand in 2021
– Zico was discontinued by Coca-Cola in 2020
– Various articles from The New York Times and AdAge
Coca-Cola’s acquisitions related to Zico
– Various online retailers selling Zico products

– Ownership and acquisitions:
Coca-Cola owned Zico until 2020
– PowerPlant Ventures acquired Zico in 2021
– Mark Rampolla involved in Zico’s founding and re-acquisition
– Zico Rising is the new business name
– Various Coca-Cola subsidiaries have ownership stakes

– Product availability and changes:
– Zico products available on Amazon
– Zico Natural, Zico Chocolate, and Zico Hydrate offered
– Flavors like Coconut Lime, Fruit Punch, and Tropical
– Changes in available flavors over the years
– Zico brand renamed to Zico Rising

Zico (drink) (Wikipedia)

Zico is a brand of coconut water and other drinks containing coconut water. The drinks are produced by Zico Rising, originally founded as Zico Beverages in 2004.

Zico Rising
Founded2004; 20 years ago (2004)
New York City, New York, U.S.
FounderMark Rampolla
HeadquartersEl Segundo, California, U.S.
ParentPowerPlant Ventures Edit this on Wikidata

In 2013, the business was acquired by the Coca-Cola Company, which then owned it for the next seven years. In January 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic and after years of declining sales, the company was sold back to its founder, Mark Rampolla, through PowerPlant Ventures.

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