Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Collection of Checks (Coke) - Group of 5 ChecksInv# CK1000
Collection of 5 different checks of various COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANIES. 1940's-70's, all different styled logos, including the rare early type with the old-style 'bottle-in-hand'. Scarce to rare. 5 checks in excellent condition.
The company makes, sells and distributes Coca-Cola products along with other beverages, distributing to a market of 65 million people in 14 states. Coca-Cola Consolidated is based in the southeast, midwest, and mid-atlantic portion of the United States. The Company has 13 manufacturing facilities, 80 distribution and warehouses, with Corporate offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 1902, the company that later became Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated was founded by the current chairman's great-grandfather, J. B. Harrison. That company was merged with other bottlers to form Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated in 1973. The company was incorporated in 1980, acquired Wometco in 1985, and acquired Sunbelt Coca-Cola in 1991.
In 2018, the company announced a major expansion into Kentucky.
In October 2018, Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated denied it had discontinued distribution of Tab, though it admitted it had reduced its distribution.
As of January 1, 2017, The Coca-Cola Company owns approximately 35% of the Company's total outstanding common stock, representing approximately 5% of the total voting power of the Company's combined Common Stock and Class B Common Stock. J. Frank Harrison III, the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, owns shares of Common Stock and Class B Common Stock representing approximately 86% of the total voting power of the Company's combined stock and Class B Common Stock.
The company, some of which its locales are unionized by the Teamsters, has seen strike initiatives.
Coca-Cola Consolidated sponsors local events and many community organizations, including the YMCA. Since 2008, Coca-Cola Consolidated has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to promote sustainable water policies, including water reuse practices, to protect and restore aquatic diversity. Following the October 2015 North American storm complex Consolidated donated bottled water to flood victims. It also supports public school teachers in Arkansas.