Food & Drink International - Winter 2017, Volume 2 - 27
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
suppliers, employees and the environment, too.
"We are genuinely concerned with
honoring God, serving others, pursuing
excellence and growing profitably," he
continues. "We're about doing it the
right way. That is something we're very
proud of at Consolidated because how
we do what we do matters much more
than what we do."
A New Wave
Coca-Cola Consolidated has come a
long way from the humble beginnings
of its 1902 founding by the current
chairman's great-grandfather, J.B.
Harrison. Charlotte Coca-Cola Bottling Co., the company's original name
became Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Mid-Carolinas in 1972 and then
adopted the company's current name,
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated,
"These are historic and really unprecedented times to be a bottler in
the U.S.," Frankenberg says. "We have
some exciting opportunities that are
coming from many different areas."
He cites the grocery segment as an
example, noting that the industry is becoming disrupted with new players including Lidl, Amazon and Walmart's online presence. "They're challenging our
service models and packaging, and everyone wants to get it right," he explains,
adding that consumers' - especially millennials' - unique needs are also impacting the segment and its supply chain.
"The traditional grocers aren't lying
down," Frankenberg notes. "They are
talented, confident and fully capable to
stand up to meet the challenges of the
new competition and of our consumers.
The consumers of today expect more
service and offerings as will the consumers of tomorrow.
"We have so many fun challenges
we're looking forward to conquering,"
he continues. "It's an exciting time to
be in The Coca-Cola System. We know
there's a reward for those who meet
those challenges, and plan to be a part
of the team that leads that success and
supports our company to get there."
WestRock is excited to partner with Coca-Cola Bottling
Company Consolidated as a key supplier and provide
Supply Chain solutions and operational execution.
WestRock is the premier partner of winning solutions
for Coca-Cola. We have developed a strategy that is
focused on commercial excellence, enterprise solutions,
innovation and performance excellence. We are well
positioned to support our customer's diverse business
objectives. With the Enterprise Solutions approach,
WestRock provides products including beverage
cartons, corrugated containers, merchandise displays,
labels, machinery and recycling solutions.
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