Coca-Cola Bottling Company United

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Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Beverages
Founded 1902
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Key people Claude B. Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer
Hafiz Chandiwala, Chief Financial Officer
Products Coca-Cola Products
Revenue $743.4 million USD (2011)
Employees 3,000 (2012)
Coca-Cola Logo.
Coca-Cola Logo.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a private company. Of the 500 in the United States, it is the third largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States and the second largest in which The Coca-Cola Company does not own an interest.[1]

Chiefly independent businessmen, the Coca-Cola bottlers take syrup sold by the company and combine it with carbonated water. They then ship the finished product to stores and other vendors. Therefore, they are considered the brand's local distributors.[2]


Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The company has 3 production facilities and 20 distribution sales centers located in 6 southeastern states. In the United States, the company is the largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler employing approximately 3,000 employees who produce and distribute over 750 different beverages. The product portfolio includes Coca-Cola®, Coke Zero®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Dr Pepper®, Fanta®, Dasani®, Powerade®, Minute Maid®, vitaminwater® and many more.

For over 100 years Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED has proudly supported many civic and charitable organizations serving our communities and continues to do so today.


  • 2003 Beverage World’s Bottler of the Year
  • 2005 The Coca-Cola Company - President’s Circle Award
  • 2009 First LEED certified plant in the United States, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Highest Dr Pepper per capita Award in Louisiana for 24 consecutive years


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  2. ^ Greenwald, John (April 12, 2005). "Coca-Cola's Big Fizzle". Time Magazine. Retrieved September 27, 2012.