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 48 sales and distribution centers and eight production facilities throughout six southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.  Read more about our epic transformation >

Awards and Recognition:

2023 Coca-Cola UNITED President and CEO Mike Suco Named JSU Alumnus of the Year 

2023 Coca-Cola UNITED’s Hafiz Chandiwala Receives UAB Distinguished Alumni Award

2023 Coca-Cola UNITED’s Gianetta Jones Honored With Birmingham Business Journal’s C-Suite Award 

2023 Coca-Cola UNITED Wins Circle K Gulf Coast Vendor of the Year Award

2022 Gianetta Jones Named Among ‘Women Who Shape the State’

2022 Grant Rafield Named Among Birmingham’s Rising Young Professionals

2021 Coca-Cola UNITED Wins Monster Energy 2021 Bottler of the Year

2021 Coca-Cola UNITED Wins Sam’s Club and Walmart Top Bottler Awards

2021 Hafiz Chandiwala Wins Birmingham Business Journal CFO Award

2021 Susanne Hall, Vice President, West Region, recognized as a 2021 Influential Women in Business by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

2021 Coca-Cola UNITED named Beverage Industry’s 2021 Bottler of the Year

2021 Bo Taylor, Central Region Vice Present, awarded Vendor of the Year by the AL Grocers Association

2021 New Orleans Production Wins President’s Award for Quality Excellence

2021 Pam Cook Named Among ‘Top Birmingham Women’ for 2021 by BBJ

2021 Linda Sewell Named Among Yellowhammer Multimedia’s 2021 Women of Impact

2021 Carl Hill Named Among Outstanding Atlanta Class of 2021 Inductees

2020 Coca-Cola UNITED received Walmart Customer Partnership Award

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