Food & Drink International - Winter 2017, Volume 2 - 20
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
From its partnerships to employees, CCBCC is focused on meeting customer
and consumer needs for another 115 years and beyond. By Bianca Herron
HQ: Charlotte, N.C.
Brett Frankenberg, senior vice president of supply chain planning: "We
work with many great partners."
>> Coca-Cola Consolidated carries more than 300 brands and flavors for consumers in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
oca-Cola Bottling Co. Consol-
idated has been committed
to the consumers, customers and communities it
serves for more than a century. Today, Coke Consolidated is the largest
independent Coca-Cola bottler in the
United States and makes, sells and
distributes Coca-Cola, Monster and
Dr. Pepper products.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.,
Coca-Cola Consolidated carries
more than 300 brands and flavors
across 14 states and the District of
Columbia to more than 65 million
people. Additionally, the 115-yearold company has 13 manufacturing
facilities and 80 distribution and
Coke Consolidated's significant
growth in recent years can be attributed to its role in The Coca-Cola Company's refranchising efforts,
says Brett Frankenberg, senior vice
president of supply chain planning.
He notes that since 2013, Coke Consolidated has more than doubled its
employees to more than 16,000 (up
from 6,500) and now serves 65 million consumers (up from 21 million).
Coke Consolidated's Louisville,
Ky., expansion was part of those
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efforts. In 2015, the company purchased an outdated 305,000-squarefoot facility and then broke ground
and built a state-of-the-art sales and
The $12 million facility boasts a better design for warehouse layout, more
office space and a 100,000-squarefoot make-ready center where Coke
Consolidated's vending and fountain
equipment is serviced and readied
for delivery to the market. The facility handles the sales and distribution
of Coca-Cola products in a 21-county
area stretching from Kentucky to Indiana and sells close to 10mm physical cases.
Since 2013, Coke Consolidated has
expanded its distribution territory in
parts of Delaware, Kentucky, Illinois,
Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District
of Columbia. It purchased manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Maryland,
Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas
"We produce hundreds of products
in our 13 plants and distribute many
of them straight to the stores," Frankenberg says. "We work with many