Coca-Cola (KO +2.6%) announces the acquisition of Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Company as it...


Coca-Cola (KO +2.6%) announces the acquisition of Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling Company as it adds the sixth largest independent Coca-Cola bottler to its portfolio of bottling assets. The purchase price wasn't disclosed, but the company says the deal price came in at 9X EBITDA.

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  • User 509088
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    wasn't ko one of the first to shed workers by splitting out process and cutting labour costs by spinning off bottling?

     

    wonder which was the better deal or if both were just right for their moments in time?
    2 Jan 2013, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • Phr3d
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    My recollection was that the decision was rather knee-jerk - the expense and troubles with local jurisdictions, vs a steady effortless franchise-fee model. I doubt in this new view that you'll see them picking up poughkeepsie, but giant bottlers should increase profits by factors over franchise.
    2 Jan 2013, 06:27 PM Reply Like
  • pjankins
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    Coke was always sold to consumers through independent bottlers until recent.
    3 Jan 2013, 04:23 AM Reply Like
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