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Coca-Cola opens sales and distribution center in Kentucky, US

DBR Staff Writer Published 27 March 2015

Coca-Cola Consolidated has opened its sales and distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky, the US . Additionally, it has made a formal debut as Louisville’s new Coca-Cola bottler.

Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Frank Harrison said: "We are very excited about being the new Coca-Cola bottler in Louisville and becoming part of the Louisville community.

"This is a great, vibrant city with a long Coca-Cola history. We look forward to serving our customers and consumers from this new, state of the art facility."

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Coca-Cola Consolidated has became the Coca-Cola bottler for the Louisville Coca-Cola franchise in February.

On the 25-acre site in the southwest part of Louisville, the company has renovated a vacant warehouse, created office space and added 100,000 ft2 of new construction for a make-ready center with $12m investment.

The new 305,000 ft2 facility will handle sales and distribution of Coca-Cola products in a 21-county area stretching from Owen County to Hardin County in Kentucky and Jefferson County to Harrison County in Indiana.

The company currently has 350 employees working in the Louisville franchise territory.

Coca-Cola Consolidated is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the US with franchise territories in 11 states.