DRAPER, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Swire Coca-Cola, USA announced today it has reached a definitive agreement for the expansion of its sales and marketing territories in the Pacific Northwest. The territories are in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho and include the cities of Seattle and Spokane in Washington and the city of Portland in Oregon. The agreement includes the acquisition of production facilities near Seattle and Portland and distribution facilities in the territories.
The agreement signals another expansion of Swire Coca-Cola’s growing footprint in the United States. The Utah-based company now operates in 13 western states. Prior to this agreement, Swire Coca-Cola held smaller territories in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
“We are very pleased to enter into this agreement with The Coca-Cola Company,” said Jack Pelo, President and CEO, Swire Coca-Cola, USA. “This latest grant of additional territory rights, on the heels of prior deals to expand our territories in Colorado and Arizona, underscores the important role Swire is playing in The Coca-Cola Company’s refranchising initiatives in North America.”
About Swire Coca-Cola, USA
At Swire Coca-Cola, USA we proudly create the magical feelings, special times and great taste of America’s favorite sparkling, water, juice, tea, sport and energy drinks. Our commitment to excellence guides our actions with our employees, customers and communities. Swire Coca-Cola, USA produces, sells and distributes Coca-Cola and other beverages, including more than 300 brands across 13 states to 19 million people. The company’s territory includes parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. With 4,600 employees and headquarters in Draper, Utah, Swire Coca-Cola, USA is a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited (HKSE: 00019/00087) (www.swirepacific.com) as part of its Beverages Division. For more information, visit us at: www.swirecc.com.
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