On January 30, 2018 Cott’s bottling business and Refresco joined forces to create the world’s largest independent bottler for retailers and A-brands with leadership positions across Europe and North America.
This combination creates a compelling industry proposition for retail and branded customers who will benefit from greater scale, a seamless service across geographies and access to a broader portfolio of soft drinks and fruit juices in key markets.
In the period ahead we will integrate the digital estates of the two businesses. Should you already have questions about the new company, please do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager/contact person directly.
Integration of the two businesses has started in the US, Canada and Mexico. We are in the process of obtaining clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Until then Refresco and Cott will continue to operate separately in the UK.
Refresco is the world’s largest independent bottler of beverages for retailers and A-brands with production in Europe, North America and Mexico. The company has pro forma volumes and revenue of circa 11.6 billion liters and circa €3.6 billion, respectively. Refresco offers an extensive range of product and packaging combinations from 100% fruit juices to carbonated soft drinks and mineral waters in carton, PET, Aseptic PET, cans and glass. Focused on innovation, Refresco continuously searches for new and alternative ways to improve the quality of its products and packaging combinations in line with consumer and customer demand, environmental responsibilities and market demand. Refresco is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and has more than 9,500 employees. www.refresco.com