, will sell its sales and distribution assets to the expanding local bottling partner.
NEW YORK: PepsiCo Inc assured investors this week that its recent bottler
acquisitions would give it the muscle to retool its North American distribution system, but it still faces small hurdles.
Given the few strong brands, each bottler
can guess the other bottlers
' bids from a grocery chain's response to its bid.
Consolidated, the second-largest licensed Coca-Cola bottler
in the United States, said Wal-Mart accounted for approximately 15 percent of its total bottle/can volumes to retail customers and approximately 11 percent of the company's total net sales, according to court documents.
ALTHOUGH EACH BOTTLER
IS DELIVERING DIRECTLY TO A WAL-MART WAREHOUSE ONLY IN A LIMITED AREA, PLANS ARE TO DELIVER TO THE RETAILER'S DCS ACROSS THE ENTIRE RANGE OF EACH BOTTLER
'S TERRITORY BY THE END OF 2006 ONCE WAL-MART GIVES THE OKAY.
The DSD delivery system employed by the bottler
is at the core of the successful marketing of the [Coke] products, brand awareness and customer preference for those products," according to one of the lawsuits.
Further, Mark Johnson of bottler
Trinity Springs--which taps a spring in Idaho so pure it doesn't need any treatment--concludes, "If you don't disinfect, you must protect the source and increase environmental awareness so the source stays protected.
6 billion, the merger will result in the world's second-largest Coca-Cola bottler
Fukuoka-based Coca-Cola West, Japan's largest Coca-Cola bottler
, and Kinki Coca-Cola, based in Osaka Prefecture, said they are aiming to cut costs and strengthen competitiveness by jointly producing products and supplying them to one another.
of Dublin, Texas, in an effort to end numerous practices by the bottler
that violate its license agreement.
Our POWERADE contract clearly allows a bottler
to choose warehouse delivery in its own territory," said Don Knauss, President, Coca-Cola North America.
But a loophole has recently allowed one bottler
to divorce itself from this system of inconsistent state and federal rules.