Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England is a bottler of Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and Canada Dry soft drinks in the New England region as well as a small portion of upstate New York. It is the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola in the United States. The Coca-Cola Company does not own an interest, as the company is 100% owned by Japan's Kirin Brewery Company, Ltd., who also own the rights to the Moxie soft drink nationwide. The company is referred to as 'CCNNE' for brevity.
CCNNE was founded in Laconia, New Hampshire in 1977. Today it operates 16 distribution centers in all six New England states, as well as upstate New York. CCNNE also bottles for Cadbury-Schweppes, Rocstar Campbells and Cornucopia.
The first bottling agreement between coca-cola and an independent bottler was in 1899 between the company and two young attorneys from Chattanooga. After being joined by a John T. Lupton, they divided their bottling rights among territories in the States. As a result, efficiency and bottle quality improved. By 1909, Coca Cola had almost 400 bottling operations, however; most of them were family-owned bottling plants.
Coca Cola continues to build a strong foundation among its customers and independent companies. It has a long and interesting heritage in North America, and has grown to world wide corporation.
 Bottling history
1894: Joseph A. Biedenham, who was a candy shop owner in Vicksburg, Mississippi, was very impressed with a new beverage called Coca-Cola. Using a common bottle called a Hutchinson, Biedenham started bottling and selling this new drink.
Asa Griggs Chandler, who owned the company, was sent a case of Cola from Biedenham, but took no interest. One of his nephews had already urged him to bottle the product but he continued to focus on fountain sales alone.
1899: Thomas and Joseph B. Whitehead were two young attorneys (from Chattanooga, Tennessee), who believed they could create a business from bottling Coca-Cola. They met with Chandler and gained privileges to bottle Coca-Cola across most of the United States—for a profit of one dollar. Soon after a third lawyer joined their project, John T. Lupton.
1900–1909: The three young lawyers then divided the country and sold bottling rights to local industrialists. Their process was enhanced by the epic development in bottling technology, which in turn improved productivity and product quality. Almost 400 Coca-Cola companies were open and operating by 1909. Some were only open during hot-weather months when there was a high demand. Most were also family-owned.
1916: The Coca-Cola bottle was not to be confused with any other. Ergo, a group who was representing the company asked glass manufactures to construct a special distinctive bottle. The Root’s Glass Company of Terre Haute, Indiana won approval in 1915 and their design was introduced in 1916. Today, the bottle is one of the most distinctive and recognized icons worldwide.
1920s-1930: Throughout the 1920s, more than 1,000 Coca-Cola bottlers were running in the U.S. Bottle sales eventually exceeded fountain sales by the end of the 1920s. The company began to push manufacturing outside of the US, which was led by the company leader, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. By the time World War II started, Coca-Cola was already being bottled in 44 countries. Some of these countries were France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Belgium, Italy, Peru, Spain, Australia and South Africa.
1940: To supply the troops with Coca-Cola, 64 bottling plantations were set up during the war. Due to this demand, many of these plants were converted to resident use, which enlarged the system and helped the company to grow immensely.
1950s-1960: This era brought on different bottling styles and introduced new brands. Cans were also introduced, becoming available to the public in 1960.
1970s and 1980s: The company origins who sold Coca-Cola evolved into world wide mega-chains. Due to the mere size of the company, smaller investments into smaller branches were made to ensure that the largest partners would be able to work and grow with global retailers.
21st century: The Coca-Cola Company blossomed with roots embedded within local societies and communities. This bond definitely helps the company in the aspect that people look to brands that incorporate local heritage and identity. The vision that Coca-Cola was built upon was one that encompassed the bottling company, customers and the community.
CCNNE bottles and/or distributes products from The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Nestlé, and Campbell's. There are over 350 varieties of flavours, sizes and packages. The product categories that CCNNE use are Sparkling Soft Drinks (i.e.Coca-Cola), Still Beverages (i.e. Powerade) and Emerging Brands (i.e. Glaceau Vitamin Water).
Sparkling Soft Drinks:
- Sprite (soft drink) Lemon-Lime
- Barq's Rootbeer
- Fanta Fruit Flavored Soft Drinks
- Fresca Sparkling Citrus
- Dr Pepper Spicy Cherry
- Sunkist (soft drink) Orange
- Canada Dry Ginger Ale
- Moxie Original
- Powerade Mountain Blast, Fruit Punch, Orange
- Minute Maid Orange, Apple, Lemonade
- Full Throttle (drink) Original
- Glacéau Vitamin Water Power C, XXX, Revive
- NOS (drink)Energy Drink
 Annual Report (2011)
These statistics are based upon Coca-Cola financial report of 2011. According to the 2011 annual report put out by Coca-Cola, the following data is in millions;
- Net operating revenues: $46,542
- Operating income: $10,154
- Net income attributable to share-owners of The Coca-Cola company: $8.572
- Balance Sheet Data
- Total Assets: $79,974
- Long-term Debt: $13,656
- Unit Cash Volume (In Billions)
- Operating Cash Flow (In millions)