Profile: Cott Corp (BCB.TO)
22 Oct 2014
Cott Corporation (Cott), incorporated on December 31, 2006, is a producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company’s product lines include carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), 100% shelf stable juice and juice-based products, clear, still and sparkling flavored waters, energy products, sports products, new age beverages, and ready-to-drink teas, as well as alcoholic beverages for brand owners. The Company operates in five segments: North America (which includes the United States operating segment and Canada operating segment), the United Kingdom (which includes its United Kingdom reporting unit and its Continental European reporting unit), Mexico, Royal Crown International (RCI) and All Other. The Company markets or supplies over 500 retailer, licensed and Company-owned brands in its four core geographic segments. In March of 2012, its U.K. reporting segment acquired a beverage and wholesale business based in Scotland. In May 2014, the Company announced its United Kingdom / Europe Business Unit has acquired all subsidiary companies of Aimia Foods (Holdings) Limited.
The Company sells CSD concentrates and non-carbonated concentrates in approximately 50 countries. The Company’s manufacturing footprint encompasses 33 strategically located beverage manufacturing and fruit processing facilities, including 20 in the United States, five in Canada, six in the United Kingdom and one in Mexico, as well as one vertically-integrated global concentrate manufacturing facility in Columbus, Georgia. During the year ended December 31, 2012, CSDs, juice, concentrate, and all other products represented 39.1%, 24.2%, 1.9% and 34.8% as a percentage of revenue, respectively.
Cott sells the majority of its beverages under retailer brands to customers who own the trademarks associated with those products. The Company also owns registrations, or applications to register, various trademarks that are important to its worldwide business, including Cott, Red Rain and Orient Emporium Tea Co. in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; Stars & Stripes, Vess, Vintage, So Clear, Shanstar, Harvest Classic, Chadwick Bay and Golden Crown in the United States; Emerge, Red Rooster, Carters, Ben Shaws in the United Kingdom and European Union; Stars & Stripes in Mexico, and RC in more than 100 countries and territories outside of North America. In addition, the Company is licensed to use certain trademarks, such as Old Jamaica Ginger Beer and Ting in the United Kingdom.
The Company competes with Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle Waters North America, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Welch’s, Ocean Spray and Mott’s.
6525 VISCOUNT ROAD
MISSISSAUGA ON 33634