Category Archives: Economic empowerment

2019 Beverage Bottler of the Year

Emblazoned on a beverage delivery truck or in-store, the iconic Coca-Cola logo, originally invented by bookkeeper Frank Robinson in 1886, has evolved into one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.

Minority Business Enterprise Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2018 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Receives Minority Business Enterprise Certification TAMPA, FLORIDA – Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida), a family-owned, independent Coca-Cola bottler, announced today that it has been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The company will be actively engaged [...]


For Immediate Release February 14, 2018RAYS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH COCA-COLA BEVERAGES FLORIDA ST.. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Tampa Bay Rays and Coca-Cola Beverages Florida (Coke Florida) are proud to announce their new partnership beginning with the 2018 season. Coke Florida will be the new Official Beverage Partner of the Rays, and the exclusive provider of sparkling soft [...]

Metropolitan Ministries Volunteers

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries January 10 2018 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida knows that part of our license to do business on a local level is to take care of the community in which we function. One of the ways we do this is by assisting organizations that empower community members. Metropolitan Ministries is [...]

 Coke Scholars

Coke ScholarsDecember 7 2017 To celebrate Coca-Cola’s centennial in 1986, The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola bottlers came together to fund the Coca−Cola Scholars Foundation. This commitment to education enables the Foundation to support over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System. [...]

Return Ownership of Bottling Operations to Local Partners

ATLANTA – Coca-Cola North America recently concluded efforts to return ownership of bottling operations in the United States to local business owners. A diverse network of nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers – multinational owners to multigenerational family businesses – is now operating as a coordinated, but local and independent, system.  Through a multi-year process known […]

Coke Florida on the Move Leadership Announcements

Coke Florida on the Move Leadership Announcements1 June 2017 Jane Grout Coca-Cola Beverages Florida (CCBF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jane Grout as Vice President, Customer Relationship Management.  Jane is a twenty-two year veteran of the Coca-Cola System and joins Coca-Cola Beverages Florida from Coca-Cola North America.  She will lead CCBF’s customer development [...]


Freeze Hunger Campaign LaunchFebruary 23, 2017 TAMPA, FL: On February 21st at the Tampa Bay Lightning game, CCBF illustrated our commitment to being local. In order to increase awareness surrounding food insecurity in our community, we partnered with our customer, the Lightning and activated the #FreezeHunger campaign by having games and a photo booth in [...]