Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United

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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United is a privately-owned regional distributor of products made under license from the Coca-Cola Company. The company was founded in 1902 by Crawford Johnson as the Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company. It is headquartered at 4600 East Lake Boulevard, near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

The company, headed by president and CEO John Sherman, operates three production facilities and 20 distribution centers, employing nearly 10,000 people and earning revenues of $1.2 billion in 2016. After aggressive expansion in 2015-2017, it has become the third-largest Coca-Cola bottling company in North America. The company distributes more than 750 products across most of Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia, and parts of Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Locations

Alabama

Florida

  • Pensacola Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Valparaiso Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Georgia

  • Augusta Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Brunswick Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • McRae Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Milledgeville Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Statesboro Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Waycross Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • West Point Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Lafayette Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Lake Charles Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Mississippi

  • Gulfport Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • McComb Coca-Cola Bottling Company

South Carolina

  • Spartanburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Tennessee

  • Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company

References

  • Phillips, Ryan (December 9, 2015) "Behind the deal: What Coca-Cola Bottling Co.'s Georgia expansion means for Bham." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Rebman, Stephanie (May 2, 2017) "A look inside Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United's Atlanta acquisition." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Rebman, Stephanie (October 2, 2017) "​Coca-Cola United acquires 10 more new territories, eyes possible $50M project in Bham." Birmingham Business Journal

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