FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pepsi Bottling Ventures recognized as BEVERAGE INDUSTRY’S BOTTLER OF THE YEAR for 2009.
Chicago, IL…. January 26, 2009… BEVERAGE INDUSTRY, a national trade publication, announced recently that Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC (PBV) has been selected as its Bottler of the Year for 2009.
"After conducting independent research and consulting with industry analysts, BEVERAGE INDUSTRY believes that Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ focus on product and supply chain innovation, distribution management, sustainability initiatives, and corporate citizenship make the company an excellent choice for BEVERAGE INDUSTRY’S 2009 Bottler of the Year," says Steven Pintarelli, Publisher of BEVERAGE INDUSTRY. "Even during these difficult times, the company has embraced innovation, to its benefit and the benefit of the industry."
"We are honored that BEVERAGE INDUSTRY selected PBV as its Bottler of the Year and it is truly a fitting testament to our outstanding employees and their commitment to customer service and operating excellence", said Keith Reimer, President and CEO.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC (www.pepsibottlingventures.com) is the nation’s third largest bottler of Pepsi-Cola, operating 23 manufacturing, distribution, and sales facilities serving over 8 million consumers in North Carolina, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Vermont. PBV is headquartered in Raleigh, NorthCarolina