Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated engages in the production, marketing, and distribution of nonalcoholic beverages, primarily products of The Coca-Cola Company (The Coca-Cola Company). The company holds Cola beverage agreements and allied beverage agreements under which it produces, distributes and markets, in certain regions, sparkling beverage products of The Coca-Cola Company. The company also holds still beverage agreements under which it distributes and markets in certain regions still beverages of The Coca-Cola Company, such as POWERade, vitaminwater and Minute Maid Juices To Go; and produces, distributes, and markets Dasani water products. The company holds agreements to produce, distribute and market Dr Pepper in some of its regions. It also distributes and markets various other products, including Monster Energy products and Sundrop, in one or more of the company’s regions under agreements with the companies that hold and license the use of their trademarks for these beverages. In addition, the company produces beverages for other Coca-Cola bottlers. In some instances, the company distributes beverages without a written agreement. The company holds contracts with The Coca-Cola Company which entitle the Company to produce, market and distribute in its exclusive territory The Coca-Cola Company’s nonalcoholic beverages in bottles, cans and five gallon pressurized pre-mix containers. The company has similar arrangements with Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. and other beverage companies. The company provides restaurants and other immediate consumption outlets with fountain products (post-mix). Fountain products are dispensed through equipment that mixes the fountain syrup with carbonated or still water, enabling fountain retailers to sell finished products to consumers in cups or glasses. The company markets and sells these products nationally. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. (CCR), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, distributes Tum-E Yummies nationally. Certain other Coca-Cola franchise bottlers are also distributing Tum-E Yummies. Markets The company holds bottling rights from The Coca-Cola Company covering the majority of North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia; and portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida. Suppliers The company purchases all of its plastic bottles (12-ounce, 16-ounce, 20-ounce, 24-ounce, 0,5-liter, 1-liter, 1.25-liter, 2-liter, and 300 ml sizes) from manufacturing plants owned and operated by Southeastern Container and Western Container. Customers The company’s products are sold and distributed directly to retail stores and other outlets, including food markets, institutional accounts, and vending machine outlets. Its major customers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Food Lion, LLC. Seasonality Sales of the company’s products are seasonal with the highest sales volume occurring in May, June, July and August. The company has adequate production capacity to meet sales demand for sparkling and still beverages during these peak periods. Regulations As a manufacturer, distributor and seller of beverage products of The Coca-Cola Company and other soft drink manufacturers in exclusive territories, the company is subject to antitrust laws of general applicability. Pursuant to the United States Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act, soft drink bottlers, such as the company may have a right to manufacture, distribute, and sell a soft drink product in a defined geographic territory if that soft drink product is in substantial and effective competition with other products of the same general class in the market. History Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated was founded in 1902.
coca-cola bottling -cl b (COKEB:OTC US)
4100 Coca-Cola Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28211
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