Coca Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England
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1977
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
1978

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

1979
1979

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

1982
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
1984

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

1988
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
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
1994

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

2000
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
2001

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

2006
2006

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

2007
2007

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

Our success is owed to the fact that we have great associates, past and present and we have great owners. Kirin Holdings has continually invested in the business ... production centers ... sales centers ... trucks ... vending ... our facilities and equipment are the best in the industry!

This completes our nearly 40-year journey from a 600,000-case operation in Laconia, New Hampshire, to the seven-state – 10 sales center – 26,000,000-case powerhouse ... the #6 Coca-Cola Bottler in the U.S.