Coca-Cola United acquires production facility and new territories in southeast US
Alabama-based Coca-Cola Bottling Company United has acquired ten new sales and distribution territories across southeastern US after successfully closing transactions with Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated and The Coca-Cola Company.
The territories acquired by United include Florence, Leroy, Mobile, and Robertsdale in Alabama, as well as Bainbridge, Columbus, and Sylvester in Georgia.
United has also received a production facility in Mobile city, Alabama.
As a result of the acquisitions, 100 new employees have been recruited to improve customer service and develop strong community engagement.
United president and CEO John Sherman said: "These new territories make for a more contiguous franchise footprint for our company and will enable us to more effectively serve our customers and consumers throughout the seven southeastern states where we operate.
"We're extremely impressed with the calibre of associates that are joining the United family, many of whom we already know.
“They are highly-motivated and have a work ethic that is focused on serving one another as associates, serving our customers, and serving the communities where we live and work."