For a family-run company that has been in the beverage business for more than a century, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Atlantic, Iowa, is by no means stuck in the past. Late last year, the company grew from two locations to nine, expanding its territory to cover most of Iowa and portions of adjoining states. As part of the acquisition, Atlantic also has accelerated its shift to end-load equipment, including the recent purchase of 16 new Kenworth T370 tractors and 13 new trailers.
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Leuven, Belgium, have reached an agreement regarding the transition of AB InBev's 54.5 percent equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) for $3.15 billion, after customary adjustments.
James Quincey to succeed Muhtar Kent as CEO in May
December 9, 2016
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved the recommendation of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Muhtar Kent for an evolution of the company’s senior leadership structure. Under the new structure, company veteran James Quincey, president and chief operating officer (COO), will succeed Kent as CEO, effective May 1, 2017.
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida LLC, Tampa, Fla., has closed a transaction with an affiliate of The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, for distribution rights in five North Florida territories, including Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Daytona and Brevard County, along with production facilities in Jacksonville and Orlando.
The Washington, D.C.-based American Beverage Association (ABA) announced the election of Jeff Honickman, chief executive officer of Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages Ltd., Pennsauken, N.J., as chair of its Board of Directors, as well as other officers and members to the Board.
Company plans to refranchise Africa division as soon as practical
October 11, 2016
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. announced its intention to acquire Leuven, Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) following the closing of the AB InBev combination with SABMiller.
Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co. reported its second quarter 2016 operating results. Reported net revenue declined 5 percent, while organic revenue grew 3 percent, according to the company. Global volume year-to-date grew 1 percent and was even for the quarter, it added. The company also gained global value share in the non-alcohol ready-to-drink beverage market, it says.
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