ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ccbss–Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Business Services North America (BSNA). A definitive agreement for this deal was reached on September 17, 2019 with Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR).
Combining the talents and resources of both CCBSS and BSNA will allow the combined organization to better support the North America Coca-Cola bottling business. The Coca-Cola Company marked a major milestone during the fourth quarter of 2017 with nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States running their trucks and bottling operations as a fully refranchised system. CCBSS and BSNA are now one company offering services to the refranchised system in the areas of Customer Business Solutions, Procurement, Human Resources, Customer Care Center, and Finance.
“As a combined organization, CCBSS and BSNA will achieve important synergies to be a world-class, high capability shared services business,” said Brandi Shortt, president and CEO of CCBSS. “We will be singularly focused on delivering better quality, exceptional service and cost value. Bringing CCBSS and BSNA together as one family will allow us to increase the depth and breadth of our expertise, as well as reduce complexity to become easier to do business with for the Coca-Cola system.”
Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services (CCBSS) is a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 North American independent Coca-Cola bottlers. The company supports operations for its bottler owners as well as bottler-owned production cooperatives, Coca-Cola North America (CCNA) and other participating beverage partners across the Coca-Cola System.