Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Announces Closing of Transaction with The Coca-Cola Company in West Point, Georgia
WEST POINT, GA, November 24, 2014 – Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, announced today, it closed the transaction with The Coca-Cola Company expanding the company’s territory into West Point, Georgia area. Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED began operating the new territory acquired in the transaction effective November 22, 2014. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
This transaction follows The Coca-Cola Company’s announcement last year, in which it signed Letters of Intent to grant new, expanded territories to five U.S. bottlers: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Inc., Swire Coca-Cola USA, Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country and Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works Inc.
“This is a historical time for West Point Coca-Cola as we become part of the Coca-Cola UNITED family. Coca-Cola UNITED’s operating model focuses on strong customer service and support of our local communities. We are excited that additional jobs were created to better serve West Point and the surrounding areas and look forward to strong community involvement in the future.” said Matt Flurry, Sales Center Manager, West Point Coca-Cola Bottling Company. “Our goal is to be our customers most valued supplier.”
“The City of West Point is excited to have Coca-Cola UNITED join our community. Along with the new jobs created, we welcome their investment and involvement in our city and communities,” said Drew Ferguson, Mayor, City of West Point. “We know that Coca-Cola UNITED and their employees will have a big impact here, and we look forward to a great community partner.”
Coca-Cola UNITED, founded in 1902, is committed to its employees, consumers, customers and communities. Currently, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED has locations in seven southeastern states employing approximately 3,800 associates.
About Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.:
Founded in 1902, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. is the third largest Coca-Cola bottling company in the United States and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Coca-Cola UNITED currently operates in the following 27 locations: ALABAMA: Birmingham, Cullman, Dothan, Evergreen, Montgomery, Oxford, Scottsboro, Tuscaloosa, Carbon Hill (“West Alabama”); GEORGIA: Augusta, Brunswick, McRae, Milledgeville, Savannah, Statesboro, Waycross, West Point; FLORIDA: Pensacola, Valparaiso; LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles; MISSISSIPPI: Gulfport, Hattiesburg, McComb; SOUTH CAROLINA: Spartanburg; TENNESSEE: Chattanooga.
Coca-Cola UNITED is engaged principally in the production, marketing and distribution of Coca-Cola®, Coke Zero®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Dr Pepper®, Fanta®, Dasani®, Powerade®, Minute Maid®, vitaminwater® and other beverages under exclusive agreements from The Coca-Cola Company and other soft drink manufacturers. For more information, visit www.cocacolaunited.com.