The name change really clarifies a situation which has existed since February 1997, when Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages (CCSB) was acquired for £1.2 billion by US-based Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world’s largest bottler of Coca-Cola products. Based in Atlanta, Coca-Cola Enterprises is the biggest bottler in the US and has also established a strong presence in northern Europe, including leadership of the British soft drinks market.

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