Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Names Kimberly Green Reynolds as Chief Procurement Officer

Kimberly Green Reynolds has been named Chief Procurement Officer for Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) effective October 30, 2023, reporting to Brandi Shortt, CCBSS President and CEO. Kimberly will have further accountability to the Bottler Procurement Advisory Committee and the CCBSS Board of Directors.

As Chief Procurement Officer, Kimberly will lead the CCBSS Procurement organization and will be responsible for ensuring the function’s goal attainment. She will collaborate with leaders across the North America Coca-Cola Bottling System, Coca-Cola North America Operating Unit (NAOU), and suppliers in order to serve the organization’s customers in the areas of value creation and risk mitigation while delivering a competitive advantage.

Kimberly brings a wide range of expertise and business acumen to her new role. Most recently, she served as the Sr. Director, Ingredients and Commodity Risk Management for CCBSS Procurement, directing strategic sourcing, managing a portfolio of categories including beverage gases, sweeteners, and commodity insights. Kimberly has held management roles in CCBSS Procurement since becoming a part of the team in 2016.

Prior to joining the Coca-Cola System, Kimberly built an impressive 15-year career working in the areas of procurement and business transformation. Most currently before CCBSS, she held leadership roles with Archer Daniels Midland Company and Diageo.

With more than 20 years of operations and supply chain leadership experience, Kimberly is widely recognized for her extensive knowledge and capability in the areas of strategic business management, proficiency building, and integration initiatives. Her appointment represents the company’s deliberate focus on developing talent and helping to make it easier to do business in the Coca-Cola System. Kimberly believes in creating and maintaining operational partnerships which generate significant value and sustained success. A highly versatile leader, she has excelled at managing high-performance teams and has a demonstrated track record of transformative results.

Kimberly received an Executive MBA from the University of Connecticut and holds a BS in Agricultural Education from Clemson University.

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Provides Backpacks and School Supplies to Students in Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) recently concluded their annual Back to School Supply Drive. This effort spans three states: Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma. CCBSS provided over 200 backpacks to students in need and an ample reserve of supplies that will serve as a repository throughout the school year. In Oklahoma alone, the company’s donations were able to contribute to over 6,000 people served.

“CCBSS firmly upholds the principle of giving back to the communities where we reside and operate. Education forms a foundational pillar for CCBSS, and we are committed to supporting it wholeheartedly. Particularly in times of economic uncertainty, we recognize the critical importance of equipping students in under-resourced communities with the necessary tools and supplies to help them achieve success,” commented Caitlyn Carr, Senior Vice President, CCBSS Business Services. 

Throughout the years, CCBSS has donated thousands of backpacks and countless supplies, actively assisting in preparing students for successful academic journeys.

CCBSS regularly partners with a variety of non-profit organizations and programs aimed at providing students in underserved communities an equal opportunity.

The Coca‑Cola Company and Eight Leading Bottling Partners Announce Creation of Sustainability-Focused Venture Capital Fund in Partnership with Greycroft

$137.7 Million Fund to Focus on Key Investments in Packaging, Decarbonization and Other Initiatives with the Potential to Reduce the Coca‑Cola System’s Carbon Footprint

ATLANTA, July 12, 2023 – The Coca‑Cola Company and eight bottling partners from around the world today announced the closing of a new, $137.7 million venture capital fund focusing on sustainability investments.

Greycroft, a seed-to-growth venture capital firm, will manage the Greycroft Coca‑Cola System Sustainability Fund. The fund is the first of its kind for Greycroft, which invests in enterprise and consumer solutions across life cycles and industries.

The Coca‑Cola system’s carbon footprint is a major priority for the fund, so it will focus on five key areas with the most potential impact to start:

   • Packaging
   • Heating and cooling
   • Facility decarbonization
   • Distribution
   • Supply chain

“This fund offers an opportunity to pioneer innovative solutions and help scale them quickly within the Coca‑Cola system and across the industry,” said John Murphy, President and Chief Financial Officer of The Coca‑Cola Company. “We expect to benefit from getting access to emerging technology and science for sustainability and carbon reduction.”

The fund will seek to invest in companies at the point of commercialization. For Greycroft, partnering with the Coca‑Cola system presents an attractive opportunity to help scale innovations alongside some of the top bottling operations in the world.

“The market for sustainable supply chain and manufacturing technology has continued to grow as consumer brands rise to meet the demands of environmentally conscious customers,” said Dana Settle, Greycroft Co-Founder and Managing Partner. “Greycroft has an ‘invest anywhere’ approach that we believe allows us to identify promising startups with climate tech solutions ready to scale.”

Participants Across the World

The fund’s $137.7 million in capital comes primarily from $15 million of committed capital from each of the following companies:

   • The Coca‑Cola Company
   • Arca Continental
   • Coca‑Cola Bottling Co. UNITED
   • Coca‑Cola Consolidated
   • Coca‑Cola Europacific Partners
   • Coca‑Cola FEMSA
   • Coca‑Cola HBC
   • Reyes Coca‑Cola Bottling
   • Swire Coca‑Cola

Together, these bottlers represent nearly half of Coca‑Cola system volume around the world.

The system has a long history of investment in sustainability-focused projects that continue to make a difference in issues of global importance. For example:

 • In Latin America, The Coca‑Cola Company and Arca Continental have invested in leading recycled PET processing company
   PetStar; Coca‑Cola FEMSA has invested in IMER and a high-tech PET recycling plant, PLANETA.
 • In the Philippines, Coca‑Cola Beverages Philippines and Indorama Ventures invested in PETValue, the largest PET recycling
   plant in the country.
 • In Indonesia, Coca‑Cola Europacific Partners and Dynapack invested in the Amandina PET recycled content production facility;
   in Australia, as part of a cross-industry partnership with Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Pact Group, CCEP has invested in PET
   plastic recycling and production facilities.
 • In Europe, The Coca‑Cola Company provided Ioniqa with a loan to help develop technology to transform mixed-color, partly
   contaminated PET waste into clear, food-grade PET. 
 • CCEP, through CCEP Ventures, has invested in recycling start-up CuRe Technology, which uses polyester rejuvenation to target
   plastics that cannot be recycled by mechanical recycling methods and prevents them from being incinerated, downcycled or
   sent to landfill.
 • Coca‑Cola HBC has invested in in-house rPET production in Italy, Poland and Romania, while implementing a transition to 100%
   rPET portfolios in Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Similar transitions in Romania and the Island of Ireland are planned for later
   this year.
 • Several system bottlers have issued green bonds, including Arca Continental, Coca‑Cola FEMSA and Coca‑Cola HBC.
 • Swire Coca‑Cola has invested in establishing the first food-grade ready plastic recycling facility in Hong Kong.

Learn more about sustainability at The Coca‑Cola Company at

About The Coca‑Cola Company

The Coca‑Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories. Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference. We sell multiple billion-dollar brands across several beverage categories worldwide. Our portfolio of sparkling soft drink brands includes Coca‑Cola, Sprite and Fanta. Our water, sports, coffee and tea brands include Dasani, smartwater, vitaminwater, Topo Chico, BODYARMOR, Powerade, Costa, Georgia, Gold Peak and Ayataka. Our juice, value-added dairy and plant-based beverage brands include Minute Maid, Simply, innocent, Del Valle, fairlife and AdeS. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through water replenishment, packaging recycling, sustainable sourcing practices and carbon emissions reductions across our value chain. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, helping bring economic opportunity to local communities worldwide. Learn more at and follow us on InstagramFacebook and LinkedIn.

About Greycroft

Greycroft is a seed-to-growth venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to build category-defining companies. We have deep experience investing in consumer, enterprise, health tech, and fintech sectors around the globe and work as a team to support and advise entrepreneurs, empowering them to execute on their visions. Greycroft has raised over $3 billion in capital and has made over 400 investments since inception. For more information, please visit

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Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Awarded dotONE Pioneer Award for Automation Excellence

ATLANTA, June 26, 2023 – Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers, was recently awarded the dotONE Pioneer Award for Automation Excellence during HighRadius Corporation’s annual Radiance conference!

The award recognizes CCBSS’ transformational results in driving productivity through the automation of manual order-to-cash processes and redirecting resources to more strategic activities. In addition, it reflects the enormous efforts of the entire CCBSS team as they continue to implement innovative technology.

To date, these automations have resulted in significant productivity and efficiency gains for the organization. CCBSS strongly believes in building a culture of innovation. This award highlights the company’s passion of successfully implementing new strategic ideas.

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Opens New Office In Tampa Bay Area

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers, recently opened a new office at 8125 Highwoods Palm Way, Tampa, Florida, to accommodate collaboration and cultural engagement.

In addition to the corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, the new office space in Tampa supports the company’s operational strategy of innovation and sustainability. This development is a strong testament of the Coca-Cola System’s commitment to US-based shared service operations. The newest CCBSS office is an upgrade from its previous location to a modern, collaborative, and vibrant workplace home for its Florida-based associates.

“To better support our ways of working together in CCBSS, we opened a location that allows greater opportunity for a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach via an open office construct,” explained Brandi Shortt, CCBSS President and CEO. “The decision to move our presence in Tampa was an important step in our business strategy.”

The new CCBSS Tampa office is conveniently located on the I-75 corridor and is surrounded by a number of amenities for the company’s associates to enjoy. 

CCBSS Procurement Links Bottlers to Sustainable Solutions

CCBSS Procurement embodies our Leadership Behavior of Engage & Inspire Growth by proactively looking for new innovative sustainable solutions. Janetta Lavender, CCBSS Senior Director of Procurement, and John Kocinski, CCBSS Director of Procurement, work diligently to support The Coca-Cola System’s sustainability mission. One of the team’s efforts recently came into fruition when Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages became the first US-based bottler to have KeelClip™ 1600 machinery in their Elmsford, NY production facility. This equipment installs fiber-based paper fasteners on six-packs instead of plastic rings.

CCBSS was proud to partner with Liberty Coca-Cola as well as various stakeholders to be part of a positive solution that will remove 75,000 pounds of plastic packaging yearly from the supply chain.

This is just one of the many solutions CCBSS is bringing forward. “We expect to see more bottlers and suppliers coming out with innovative ways of doing things throughout the years to come.” John Kocinski explained, “There is no idea that CCBSS Procurement turns away. When reviewing a new solution, we carefully analyze the cost, technical capital, value, and the package as a whole.” The KeelClip™1600 machinery implementation was a large-scale project that took a lot of time and effort to complete, but its success is a big step towards a sustainable future.

“As part of CCBSS Procurement, we act as a link between suppliers with new ideas and our bottlers to implement these ideas,” advised Janetta Lavender. Being innovative is ingrained in the CCBSS culture. We believe in serving as a single, forward-thinking voice to our bottlers and consistently collaborating as one CCBSS family.

Back-to-School Supply Drive, Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Donates Backpacks and Supplies to Students in Georgia, Florida, and Oklahoma

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers, recently concluded their annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. The CCBSS team donated essential supplies to students in the company’s primary cities of operation, Atlanta, Tampa, and Tulsa.

In a campaign that ran for two weeks, employees across CCBSS generously contributed essential items to students and families experiencing hardship. Collectively, CCBSS gave away more than 200 backpacks and nearly $4,000 worth of school supplies to help ensure that local students have the items they need to aid in their success this year.

“At CCBSS we believe in supporting our communities where we live and work. Education is one of the corporate social responsibility pillars upon which CCBSS stands. Providing students in under-resourced communities with the tools and supplies they need to be successful and feel confident in school is crucial now more than ever,” said Caitlyn Carr, CCBSS Senior Vice President, Business Services. “I am proud that CCBSS and our employees can make a difference in our communities by helping kids get off to a great start as they begin a new school year.”

The company’s annual school supply drive represents just one more way in which CCBSS gives back to the communities they serve. Throughout the year, CCBSS partners with various non-profit organizations with the goal of providing students in underserved communities opportunities and resources. CCBSS has a long tradition of supporting communities in Atlanta, Tampa, and Tulsa. In addition to encouraging its employees to volunteer in the community, CCBSS team members are given time off during the regular business day each quarter for volunteer activities.

CCBSS IT Expert Mark Dunkerley Recognized as a Top Cybersecurity Leader by Security Magazine

With a drive for excellence, Mark Dunkerely’s achievements landed him on Security magazine’s key professionals list as a 2022 Top Cybersecurity Leader! Mark Dunkerely, CCBSS Director in IT Architecture and Cybersecurity, was recognized for his extensive career and success in cybersecurity.

The Top Cybersecurity Leaders program features enterprise information security executives and professionals, with an aim to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through their stories. Mark inspired readers with his various stories of success. He discussed his early years, where he played soccer at a competitive level and won a Division II NCAA national championship. Following this accomplishment, he earned a master’s degree in business and later joined the Coca-Cola System in 2015.

As a Director in the CCBSS IT organization, Mark is responsible for delivering secure technology solutions and services for the company, along with overseeing new technologies, processes, and procedures, consistently identifying risks. Additionally, Mark is a published author. In his latest book, “Mastering Windows Security and Hardening,” he details how to gain expertise when implementing efficient security measures and how to create robust defense solutions.

Mark is the epitome of a high achiever, consistently working to improve his skillset and further protect CCBSS’ IT platforms. Congratulations, Mark on this prestigious achievement!

CCBSS Procurement Honored for Sustainability Efforts

CCBSS’ Procurement organization was a finalist in the 2021 Plastics Industry Awards for the Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker category. This award recognizes companies that supply goods and services to plastics processors, and it examines the work they do during and after the life of a project in a sustainable manner. The CCBSS Procurement team has worked diligently to increase closure supply capacity and overall single-serve PET production across the North America supply network. This finalist trophy recognizes the outstandingly innovative work CCBSS Procurement does in the sustainability space!

Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC Elects Bill O’Brien as Chairman During Q1 2021 Meeting

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers, announced today that Bill O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling (RCCB), has been elected chairman of its board of directors succeeding Mark Schortman, former CEO of Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB), who has retired with 16 years of distinguished board leadership to CCBSS.

“I feel honored to have Bill lead our board of directors. He brings an incredible depth and breadth of Coca-Cola System, beverage industry and bottler experience, gained over more than three decades,” said CCBSS President and CEO Brandi Shortt. “Bill’s wisdom and expertise will be invaluable as we look toward the future and how we can continue to evolve both the Coca-Cola System bottler and CCBSS associate experience.”

Since 2017, Bill has served as CEO for RCCB, a proud West Coast bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products operating in California and Nevada. The organization employs more than 6,000 people and operates 30 facilities.

During his more than 30-year career within the Coca-Cola System, Bill has served as president and general manager of the West Operating Unit of Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR); vice president and general manager of CCR’s West Region; senior vice president and general manager of On-Premise Operations for Coca-Cola North America Operating Unit (NAOU); senior vice president of Commercial Leadership for NAOU’s Still Beverage Business Unit; West Region vice president for NAOU Retail; vice president of Sales Operations for the NAOU Food Service division; and vice president of Sales for the West Group of Coca-Cola Food Service.

As an active member of his community, Bill volunteers with organizations such as Special Olympics Southern California. He also serves as a board member of the American Beverage Association and LA84 Foundation and as an advisory board member of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission.

“I couldn’t begin to thank Mark enough for everything he has done for CCBSS. Since 2005, we’ve been fortunate to be able to leverage his brilliance allowing us to make the right decisions at the right time, materializing the company we are today,” explained Brandi. “As we ready for what’s next, Bill’s unique vision and knowledge arrives at the perfect time for CCBSS. He will guide us as we make key strategic decisions for the road ahead.”

Under its current governance, CCBSS board chairpersons serve two terms.