* Venezuela: Pepsi regained a toehold in Venezuela in recent months after being left high and dry last summer when the country's leading bottler
defected to Coke after a four-decade partnership with Team Blue.
Without out a complete view of its spending, Patrick Hopkins, the bottler
's procurement director, said the company didn't have a good way to leverage its spending clout to negotiate better prices from suppliers.
CCH, the world's second-largest bottler
of Coca-Cola, reported comparable net profit of 172 mln euros versus an average forecast of 177.9 mln in a Reuters poll.
Until now, stores have often dealt with one associate from the bottler
, which delivers sodas and other drinks directly to stores, and one from PepsiCo, which already delivers Gatorade and Tropicana through warehouses.
"For a small winery like ours, you couldn't get a mobile bottler
to come up and do it," said Mike Barrett of Cloverdale, Calif.-based KC Vintners, which produced 2.50 cases last year.
and its main bottler
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) to take over distribution of its Monster Energy drink in several major markets.
Swartzberg also hearked back to Coke's experience with bottler
consolidation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
It's early morning in the south of England and through the mist a small group of people can just be seen, all that can be heard is the faintest of tunes on the morning air "Do You ken Gord Brown at the break of day do you ken Gord Brown when he's far far away?" and there, complete with flak jacket, is Bottler
Sir - Having lived his political life in the shadow of President Blair and therefore having to play second fiddle to him, Brown has not been able to lead the gloriously bloody assault on the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, but to secure his place in history Bottler
Brown will lead an attack on Badgers.
FANS and former players today leapt to the defence of Jamie Carragher after he confronted a radio presenter who accused him of being a "bottler
" live onair.