Coke Florida recognized as a 2022 US Best Managed Company.

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida was selected as a 2022 U.S. Best Managed Company May 9. Founded in 2015, Coke Florida is the third largest privately held and sixth largest bottler in the United States. Coke Florida is a family-owned Coca-Cola bottler.

The company is also one of the largest Black-owned businesses in the United States and the largest minority-owned business in Florida. Headquartered in Tampa, the company operates in an exclusive territory covering 47 counties and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa.

The 2022 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials. This year’s designees continued to propel their businesses forward by prioritizing purpose, investing in their workforces, and demonstrating their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“This recognition is a significant achievement for us, and we see it as a validation of the diligence, consistent effort, and resilience of the 4,600 plus associates of Coke Florida,” said Troy Taylor, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Coke Florida. “We hold ourselves to being best in class in all the evaluated categories, and we are honored to join the 1,200 other companies across the world who hold this prestigious designation. We are especially proud to receive this recognition after more than two years of unprecedented business challenges.”

Coke Florida’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Duane Still, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, David Cross, echoed Mr. Taylor’s comments. Still added, “While financial results are one indicator of strong business performance, when combined with strategy and execution, they demonstrate the tenets of a truly solid organization.” Cross continued with, “Building a strong and inclusive organizational culture across the Coke Florida footprint has been an intentional part of our overall strategy. Our culture is the foundation of everything we do, and it is a key driver of our business results.”

“While financial results are one indicator of strong business performance when combined with strategy and execution, they demonstrate the tenets of a truly solid organization.” Coca-Cola Florida Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, David Cross, said.

“Building a strong and inclusive organizational culture across the Coke Florida footprint has been an intentional part of our overall strategy. Our culture is the foundation of everything we do, and it is a key driver of our business results.”

In 2020, Coca-Cola Florida was selected as a Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year Class IV. The award recognized the company’s annual sales of more than $50 million, demonstrated strong business performance, and strong involvement. 

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