To keep operations streamlined and humming along, the Coca-Cola system in North America embarked on a milestone commitment nearly a decade ago to reshape its North American bottling operations by returning ownership to local partners.
Wine company enters FIFCO USA’s wholesaler network
November 5, 2018
Miami-based Friends Fun Wine and FIFCO USA, Rochester, N.Y., announced their intent to enter into a strategic marketing and distribution agreement. The partnership allows the Friends Fun Wine brand to expand across the U.S. market. Friends Fun Wine features a collection of Fun Wine drinks with a 5.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) and 71-94 calories in each 4.2-ounce serving, and a slight effervesce.
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and Danone Waters of America (DWA) jointly announced today that KDP will sell, distribute and merchandise evian across the United States as part of a long-term master distribution agreement designed to accelerate the brand's growth.
Los Angeles-based Icelandic Glacial announced that its sustainably sourced spring water has added thousands of doors in the convenience and grocery channels nationwide. This is in addition to its on-premise growth the company has seen in restaurants and hotels, it says.
Sports drink brand gains access to Coca-Cola distribution network
August 14, 2018
The Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. and Whitestone, N.Y.-based BODYARMOR announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement through which The Coca-Cola Co. will acquire a minority ownership stake in BODYARMOR. Through the agreement, BODYARMOR will have the opportunity to gain access to the Coca-Cola bottling system, enabling the fast-growing brand to accelerate its growth to meet explosive consumer demand for its premium line of sports performance and hydration drinks.
Company installs 21st Century Beverage Partnership Model
October 30, 2017
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, marks a major milestone as nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States now are running their trucks and bottling operations as a fully refranchised system.
Welcome to our first issue of 2019, in which we present the Bottler of the Year: the Coca-Cola Network and how it reshaped its bottling network by returning ownership to local partners. Also featured in this issue is an analysis of the latest trends in the juice market, as well as a feature on the growth of supermarkets. Per usual, we gathered the latest products, packaging designs and trends affecting the beverage world.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.