When was Pepsi-Cola invented? How did it get its name?

In 1898, small-town pharmacist Caleb D. Bradham looked for a name that would better describe his formula -- which he was selling under the name "Brad's Drink."  He bought the name "Pep Kola" from a local competitor and changed it to Pepsi-Cola.

Today, every one of our workers strives to maintain the same high standards of quality and taste that have made Pepsi so popular the world over.  As our global reach expands, so too does our corporate responsibility, which is highlighted by PepsiCo's company-wide Performance With Purpose initiative.
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