Coca-Cola's (KO -4.2%) management sees a way out of sluggish growth patterns in North America through improved consumer spending trends and an increased marketing spend in the region. Look for price/mix to be a bottom line driver as well.
The company expects the recent turmoil in emerging markets to stabilize as it learns how to navigate around political issues in regions such as Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela.
Execs say they are "excited" about the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters partnership without breaking off into any great details. The investment is tied to new trends that Coca-Cola sees in at-home consumption of beverages.