Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Announces Closing of Transaction with The Coca-Cola Company for Natchez Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Natchez, Mississippi, November 2, 2015 – Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. (“Coca-Cola UNITED”), headquartered in Birmingham, AL, announced today, it closed the transaction with The Coca-Cola Company expanding Coca-Cola UNITED’s West Region territory into Natchez, Mississippi.
“It’s with great enthusiasm that we welcome the Louisiana and Mississippi Coca-Cola territories into the West Region of our Coca-Cola UNITED family,” said Paul Favaron, Vice President, West Region, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. “To support their work and our locally focused business model, we will be creating 78 new local jobs collectively, in Alexandria, Monroe, Shreveport, and Natchez.”
“As I have come to know our Natchez Coca-Cola associates, I’m extremely grateful and privileged to welcome these skilled and dedicated associates into the Coca-Cola UNITED family,” said Barney Albritton, Sales Center Manager for McComb Coca-Cola and Natchez Coca-Cola. “I am confident our Natchez Coca-Cola team is committed to our UNITED local business operating model. To support our local model, we will be adding several new positions and upgrading the facility and fleet.”
Natchez Coca-Cola Bottling Company began operations as a part of Coca-Cola UNITED October 31, 2015. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.:
Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. is the third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States and the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler employing more than 4,800 employees. Coca-Cola UNITED currently refreshes customers, consumers and communities in 33 territories across 7 southeastern states with sparkling and still brands for every occasion. Engaged principally in the production, marketing and distribution of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Fanta, Dasani water, POWERADE, vitaminwater and many more under exclusive franchise agreements with The Coca-Cola Company and other soft drink manufacturers.
With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, Coca-Cola UNITED is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit us at www.cocacolaunited.com
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