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The Coca-Cola Company has two new bottling partners

Staff writer ▼ | June 2, 2015
The Coca-Cola Company has closed on agreements with two new bottling partners for the granting of new distribution territory.
Fluid business   Coca-Cola got two new distributors
Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, has officially been granted and formally transitioned territories in the greater Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, a newly formed independent Coca-Cola bottling company, has officially been granted and formally transitioned territories in Central Florida including Tampa/St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Lakeland and Sarasota.

“As we have said, the Coca-Cola System should be a reflection of the communities where we operate and the consumers and customers that we serve,” said Sandy Douglas, president, Coca-Cola North America.

Reyes Holdings is one of the largest global providers of food and beverage distribution services. Its operations span North, Central and South America, as well as Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Annually, the company delivers more than 800 million cases of high-quality, well-known beer and food products. Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, L.L.C. will dedicate all of the company’s sales and distribution activities to servicing Coca-Cola brands.

“Today marks a major milestone for Reyes Holdings, uniting our logistics competence with the world’s most iconic and refreshing brand,” said J. Christopher Reyes, founder and co-chairman of Reyes Holdings.

“It’s always been my dream to be a Coca-Cola Bottler and today I’m honored to establish a locally-owned and operated bottling operation in the state of Florida,” said Troy Taylor, chief executive officer, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida.