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Coca-Cola United expands operations to Tuscaloosa in US

DBR Staff Writer Published 27 November 2014

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United has expanded its operations to Tuscaloosa area in the US state of Alabama, under a deal with Coca-Cola.

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The company produces, markets and distributes Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr Pepper, Fanta, Dasani, Powerade, Minute Maid, vitaminwater and other beverages.

The expansion comes after Coca-Cola signed Letters of Intent to grant new, expanded territories to five US bottlers including Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Swire Coca-Cola USA, Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country and Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works in 2013.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company Tuscaloosa Sales Center manager Jack Sherman said: "The Tuscaloosa Coca-Cola Family is extremely excited to become a part of Coca-Cola United. We look forward to our local management team providing excellent customer service that will be unmatched going forward.

"Coca-Cola United has a heritage of strong community involvement and we are looking forward to continuing that tradition in the Tuscaloosa area. In doing so, both Tuscaloosa and Coca-Cola will grow from each other's success."

Coca-Cola United currently has operations across Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.


Image: Coca-Cola United expands operations to Tuscaloosa in US. Photo: courtesy of CCBCU.