Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, N.C., reported operating results for the fourth quarter and the year, which ended Jan. 1, 2017.
Frank Harrison, chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement: “We are pleased to close another successful year with solid organic growth in our business along with continued expansion through acquisitions. Since the first announcement of our territory expansion in 2013, the company has nearly doubled its net sales to over $3 billion in 2016. We have also grown our employee base, adding over 7,000 new members to the Coca-Cola Consolidated family. We are most thankful for the ongoing and outstanding efforts of all of our employees who are responsible for our strong operating results and the successful integration of our new territories.”