Tallahassee Announcement: Closing of Transaction with The Coca-Cola Company for Tallahassee Coca-Cola

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Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Announces Closing of Transaction with The Coca-Cola Company for Tallahassee Coca-Cola Bottling Company


Tallahassee, Florida, 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 the company’s Central Region territory into Tallahassee, Florida.


“We are delighted to welcome the dedicated and talented men and women of Tallahassee Coca-Cola into the UNITED family.  Deeply rooted in Coca-Cola UNITED’s core values are community involvement and excellent customer service,” said Bo Taylor, Vice President, Central Region, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. “We are confident our Tallahassee associates embrace these values and our local business operating model.  Collectively, to support this model, we have created 26 new local jobs in Tallahassee, FL, Valdosta, GA, and 3 positions in our Customer Solutions Center.”


“Tallahassee Coca-Cola is honored to be part of this historic transition into the Coca-Cola UNITED family. With its primary focus on consumers and customers, the UNITED local business operating model allows us to serve the Tallahassee area with superior service,” said Brian Tucker, Sales Center Manager, Tallahassee Coca-Cola Bottling Company.  “We are very proud to refresh our families, friends and fellow Tallahassee residents with the best brands in the world. From eating Apalachicola oysters to slow drives down canopy roads, Coca-Cola is perfect for every Tallahassee tradition. As a new member of Coca-Cola UNITED, we look forward to bringing moments of happiness to every occasion.”


Tallahassee 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.
Carrie Crane
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.
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