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.
KW Inc. purchased Lowell Coca-Cola, which included a branch in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
KW, Inc. purchased Middletown, CT Coca-Cola.
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.
CCNNE and CCE-Needham jointly purchased the Canada Dry and Dr. Pepper business throughout New England.
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.
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.
Acquired a bottler from Marvin Herb – Massena and Plattsburgh, New York, and promptly and proudly named it Empire State Coca-Cola.
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.
The bulk sales from Seacoast, Manchester, and Salem were consolidated under one roof … Londonderry Sales & Service Center!
CCNNE Inc. purchased the New London, Connecticut, Operations from the Kitching family.
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.