About Us

Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, founded in 1902 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America and the third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States.

Historically significant franchises within our Coca-Cola UNITED family include Columbus, Georgia, development site of the original Coca-Cola formula; Chattanooga, the world’s first Coca-Cola bottler; and Atlanta, home of the worldwide Coca-Cola System. 

We’re engaged in the production, marketing, sales and distribution of a diverse portfolio of leading “sparkling” brands such as Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coke Zero Sugar®, Dr Pepper®, Sprite®, Fanta® and AHA®, as well as “still” brands such as smartwater®, Dasani®, POWERADE®, Gold Peak®, Monster® and Minute Maid®, just to name a few of our non-alcoholic beverages under exclusive franchise agreements principally with The Coca-Cola Company® and Dr Pepper Snapple Group®.

Our company is founded on four values: Quality, Excellence, Integrity and Respect.  We live out these values for the benefit of our associates, consumers, customers, communities and owners.

In the past few years, Coca-Cola UNITED has completed an epic transformation, tripling the size and scope of its business. We now have approximately 10,000 associates, located in 53 sales and distribution centers and nine production facilities throughout six southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Read more about our epic transformation >

Awards and Recognition:

2020 Coca-Cola UNITED chosen as Candler Cup representative North America

2020 Coca-Cola UNITED Chattanooga recipient of the CRMA Supply Chain Award

2020 John Sherman honored by the Red Cross for Coca-Cola UNITED’s training services

2020 Hafiz Chandiwala named “Business Information Professional of the Year (Industry & Government)” by Beta Alpha Psi

2020 UNITED named “Company of the Decade” by Birmingham Business Journal

2020 Claude Nielsen named “Executive of the Decade” by Birmingham Business Journal

2020 Kate Nielsen named “Executive of the Decade” by Birmingham Business Journal

2020 John Sherman named “Executive to Watch for the Next Decade” by Birmingham Business Journal

Highest Dr Pepper per capita Award in Louisiana for 24 consecutive years

2019 “Best in Minority Business Award” presented by Summit Media Group

2019 Diversity Leader Award – Pamela Cook, Director Multicultural Marketing, Central Region

2019  Kate Nielsen inducted into the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame

2018  John Sherman named “Top CEO” by Birmingham Business Journal

2018  “Highest Execution Bottler” in Coca-Cola North America’s Market Street Challenge

2018 #1 Supplier, Circle K, Southeastern Grocers Association and Food City

2018 Executive of Influence, John H. Sherman, President & CEO, Birmingham Business Journal

2017 Newcomen Society of Alabama Honoree

2017 Data Science & Analytics Innovation Award for Business Impact, Technology Association of Georgia

2017 Execution Excellence, Walmart

2016  Marietta Production won the top Coca-Cola Safety award for “10 years without incident”

2016 Claude Nielsen inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor

2016 Most Improved Share of Visual Inventory, The Coca-Cola Company

2016 ISO 14001 | OHSAS 18001 Certifications

2016 Inaugural Market Street Challenge Award, The Coca-Cola Company

2012 President’s Award for Quality & Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company

2012  First Coca-Cola bottler to achieve Powerade share leadership

2012 FSSC 22000 | ISO 9001 Certifications

2009 First LEED-certified plant in the United States, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2009 ISO 22000 | PAS220 Certifications

2005 The Coca-Cola Company – President’s Circle Award

2003 Beverage World’s Bottler of the Year