|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Industry:||Beverages - Soft Drinks|
|Cott Corp. was incorporated in 1955. The company is a non-alcoholic beverage company. It is engaged in the production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company's products line includes carbonated soft drinks, 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 through five reporting segments—North America, which includes U.S. operating segment and Canada operating segment; United Kingdom, which includes United Kingdom reporting unit and Continental European reporting unit, Mexico and Royal Crown International. The Company also manufactures beverages on a contract basis for certain customers. Its 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. Total square footage of beverage production facilities is approximately 3.6 million square feet in United States; 0.9 million square feet in Canada; 0.9 million square feet in United Kingdom; and 0.1 million square feet in Mexico. In addition to water, the principal raw materials required to produce its products are aluminium cans and ends, PET bottles, caps and preforms, labels, cartons and trays, sweeteners, such as HFCS and sugar, fruit concentrates and fruit. The Company engages in a variety of research and development activities to develop new products, improve the quality of existing products, modernize production processes, and develop new technologies to enhance the quality of both current and proposed product lines. The production, distribution and sale in the United States of many of its products are subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Lanham Act, state consumer protection laws, federal, state and local workplace health and safety laws, various federal, state and local environmental protection laws and various other federal, state and local statutes and regulations applicable to the production, transportation, sale, safety, advertising, labeling and ingredients of such products.|
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