Associate Spotlight - Phil, Merchandiser

Phil has been a merchandiser with Coca-Cola Westborough for 19 years. His knowledge, experience, and customer-first attitude are all reasons he was nominated to be recognized this month.


Out in the trade, he is constantly helping other merchandisers and never hesitates to stop what he’s doing to assist a shopper looking for something they can’t find.

“Phil is a great ambassador for Coke Northeast.  He has built a great rapport with many of our customers through his dedication to their business and his drive to always do what is best for them. His commitment to the Westborough Safety committee has helped drive improvements for the entire sales center,” says John Hollahan, Westborough General Manager.

Q: How do you like working as a merchandiser at Coke Northeast?
A: I would recommend working here especially if you like freedom in your job. I like being able to work independently and be on the move. I’m not sure I could sit still all day in an office. The pay and benefits are good too!

Q: What are some of the challenges associated with your job and how do you overcome them?
A: Working weekends and holidays can be a challenge, especially if you have a family, but we need to meet the growing demands of our customers in order to be successful. We have so much to offer with the products and innovation so there’s a lot of work that goes into it!

Q: What’s your favorite Coca-Cola product?
A: Coke Zero & vitaminwater

Q: Do you have a favorite memory from a day on the job?
A: I don’t have a specific memory, but I always really enjoy when we do elaborate displays like for Harry Potter or the Red Sox. I like getting to work together with Sales to build something fun!

Thank you, Phil, for your dedication and expertise. If you or someone you know is interested in career opportunities at Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast, visit