CCBCC is looking for more territory

CCBCC is looking for more territory

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (CCBCC) has further increased its franchise territory in the US as part of its agreement with The Coca-Cola Co.

The company, which is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the US, will expand its distribution coverage to include Louisville in Kentucky and Evansville in Indiana. The two towns, which are served by Coca-Cola-affiliated Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, are the latest to transition to CCBCC as part of Coca-Cola's decision a year ago to return its North American operations to separate business and bottler arms.

CCBCC took responsibility for Cleveland and Cookeville in Tennessee earlier this month.

The company said it is working towards agreements with Coca-Cola for the remainder of the proposed franchise territory expansion, including Paducah and Pikeville in Kentucky.

Last month, CCBCC reported a 12% dip in net profits in the nine months to the end of October, as sales in the period rose by 5%.