More Than Co-Workers, We’re a Family

01

History

  • 1977

    Laconia, New Hampshire - The Kirin Brewery Team of Mr. Sato, Mr. Okada and Mr. Asano, together with a gentleman named Roger Williams, purchased what is now Lakes Region Coca-Cola and called this new venture KW, Inc. ...Kirin and Williams.

  • 1978

    KW Inc. purchased Lowell Coca-Cola, which included a branch in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

  • 1979

    KW, Inc. purchased Middletown, CT Coca-Cola.

  • 1982

    KW, Inc. acquired the Salem Group (Salem, Plaistow, Manchester), three Coca-Cola operations in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. Kirin bought out Roger Williams’ share of the business and became sole owners, keeping the name KW, Inc.

  • 1984

    CCNNE and CCE-Needham jointly purchased the Canada Dry and Dr. Pepper business throughout New England.

  • 1988

    KW, Inc. purchased Coca-Cola of Northern New England, Inc. but took the name … no longer KW, Inc., but now and forever CCNNE. Overnight, this acquisition doubled total company volume.

  • 1989

    Production center built in Londonderry, New Hampshire (Londonderry Production Center, or LPC). Originally 150,000 square feet, additions from 1991 to 2001 have more than tripled it in size to almost 500,000 square feet. LPC is a state-of-the-art production center. “Truly the best operation in the USA.” So said Mr. Ray Steed, Vice President Operations Quality, and so say the (9) President’s Awards for Quality Excellence LPC has won in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2011 and 2013.

  • 1994

    Acquired a bottler from Marvin Herb – Massena and Plattsburgh, New York, and promptly and proudly named it Empire State Coca-Cola.

  • 2000

    Acquisition of Cape Cod Coca-Cola in that beautiful, magical land of beaches, fishing, and golf and some of our most avid Coca-Cola consumers.

  • 2001

    The bulk sales from Seacoast, Manchester, and Salem were consolidated under one roof … Londonderry Sales & Service Center!

  • 2006

    CCNNE Inc. purchased the New London, Connecticut, Operations from the Kitching family.

  • 2007

    Purchased the Moxie trademark from The Monarch Beverage Company through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Moxie Beverage Company (formerly Cornucopia Beverages).

  • 2017

    A landmark year for CCNNE, the company celebrated its 40th anniversary and completed its largest expansion to date. Through territory acquisition from The Coca-Cola Company and another bottler, CCNNE’s workforce grew from 1,380 to nearly 4,000 associates. CCNNE acquired two additional manufacturing plants and 19 distribution and sales centers, allowing the company to serve customers throughout all of New England, much of New York State, and a portion of Pennsylvania.

02

Leadership

At Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, we start with great people and great brands, in that order. We unite around a winning workplace culture that respects all people, promotes inclusion, and inspires achievement. From the leadership team to all 3,500 of our associates in our 33 locations, we strive every day to bring our mission, vision, and values to life in the Northeast.
Mark Francoeur

Mark Francoeur

President
David Dumont

David Dumont

VP Operations
Andrew Marchesseault

Andrew Marchesseault

VP Sales & Marketing
Steve Perrelli

Steve Perrelli

VP Sales Center Operations