Arca says Coke’s United no longer part of possible U.S. bottling deal
A worker pushes a dolly loaded with cases of empty Coca-Cola bottles in Caracas, Venezuela May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican bottling company Arca Continental said on Friday that Coca-Cola Bottling Company United will not longer form part of a previously announced intention to sign a deal to operate the Coca-Cola bottling franchise in parts of the United States.
Arca said it was still working with the Coca-Cola Company to come to an agreement for southwestern United States, including Texas and parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas.
(Reporting by Christine Murray)