Our Bottler of the Month for November is Swire Coca-Cola, USA! In 2015, Swire Coca-Cola’s Northwest Division, based in Walla Walla, Wash., awarded three $20,000 Coca-Cola scholarships to standout students in the Pacific Northwest.
The 2015 Coca-Cola scholarship recipients are Wilson Guo of Moscow, Idaho; Anabel Moreno-Mendez of Umatilla, Ore.; and Annesh Pappu of Pullman, Wash. The scholars also received a customized 7.5oz Coca-Cola can with their name and “Scholar” printed on it.
“We are proud to support high school seniors who each have a unique story to share and are strong, young leaders in our communities,” said Jeff Deitrick, Northwest Division Manager, Swire Coca-Cola.
Swire Coca-Cola also provided each of the scholars with the opportunity to recognize an educator who influenced their success, allowing them each to present an “Educator of Distinction” award in the form of a crystal Coca-Cola bottle.
In addition to Swire Coca-Cola’s recognition of these three students and their educators, they presented the Walla Walla Rotary Club with a $2,500 donation to continue their support of high school students in their community.
Swire Coca-Cola, USA, a subsidiary within Swire Pacific’s Beverage Division, which has two production facilities located in Salt Lake City, Utah and in Fruitland, Idaho and 29 sales centers serving portions of 13 western states. Currently, its franchise territory extends through parts of Washington in the north to Arizona in the south and from California in the west to Nebraska in the east.
In April of 2015, Swire Beverages also signed a letter of intent with the Coca-Cola Company granting additional franchise territory in Arizona, to include Phoenix and Tucson. This follows previous territory grants in 2014, which expanded territories in eastern Colorado, including Denver and Colorado Springs.
To learn more about Swire Coca-Cola, visit: http://www.swirecc.com/.