Beverage News

Coca-Cola obtains regulatory clearance for CCE's North American business acquisition

September 28, 2010
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Canadian Competition Bureau have both cleared the company's proposed acquisition of the North American operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), subject to certain firewall protective measures with respect to its new distribution agreements with Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
 
"We are pleased to have received regulatory clearance for the acquisition of CCE's North American business," said Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Co., in a statement. "The thoughtful and disciplined planning process for our new North American business structure will enable us to operate as one strong, aligned business system, with increased operating effectiveness and efficiency. Upon close, we will be well positioned to best serve the unique needs of our flagship market and accelerate sustainable growth for the Coca-Cola system."
 
The completion of the acquisition remains subject to the receipt of approval by CCE shareowners, who are scheduled to vote on Friday. Coca-Cola anticipates the acquisition will become effective in the days following CCE shareowner approval.

 Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Beverage Industry.  

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

9/17/14 2:00 pm EDT

The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

Podcasts

Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI September 2014 cover

2014 September

The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Beverage Insider eNewsletter

Are you an Insider? Subscribe to Beverage Industry’s weekly e-newsletter to receive news headlines, new product information and magazine highlights.   

Coffee Segments

Which coffee segment will be impacted the most by coffee bean increases?
View Results Poll Archive

THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY STORE

cleaning-in-place-dairy-foo.gif
Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

More Products

Webinars

Beverage Industry Webinars are an easy, effective and convenient way to get educated and informed on the latest industry trends and topics. All Webinars are FREE unless indicated. For more information, check out our Events page!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook40 twitter    youtubelinkedgoogle+ icon 40px