Coca-Cola Consolidated Celebrates Grand Opening of Annapolis Regional Operations Center

– Company makes $2.2 million investment in 107,700 square foot space in Annapolis, Md. –

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) will open a new chapter in its 93-year history in Annapolis by celebrating the grand opening of its new Regional Operations Center.

“Coca-Cola has a rich history in Annapolis, and we are excited and proud to expand our commitment to our customers here,” said Kimberly Kuo, Sr. VP, Public Affairs. “Our business has always been about local connections, personal service and community engagement.  The investment in the two buildings – totaling 107,700 square feet of space – will enable us to be more engaged with and more efficiently serve our retail customers and loyal consumers throughout the region.”

Annapolis traces its Coca-Cola history back to 1923, when the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Annapolis began manufacturing operations. The Regional Operations Center, or ROC, was originally built in the 1980s and handles deployment and refurbishing of vending and other sales equipment. The ROC currently has 46 employees and serves territory throughout Maryland and eastern Virginia for Coca-Cola Consolidated. It also contracts work in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania for Coca-Cola Refreshments.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Coca-Cola Consolidated, the nation’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, formally moved operations to the site in August and has invested more than $2.2 million in the project, which has two buildings totaling 107,700 square feet of space. The Regional Operations Center services more than 100 pieces of equipment a day.

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About Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated provides moments of happiness for millions of people every day with a broad portfolio of beverages that fit every activity and lifestyle.

Coke Consolidated is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. We make, sell and distribute Coca-Cola products along with other unique beverages, carrying more than 250 brands across 15 states to over 33 million people. Our company is committed to serving others, pursuing excellence and growing profitably.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Coke Consolidated is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol COKE. More information about the company is available at Follow Coke Consolidated on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.