While Cott’s history dates back to the early 1920s, we have undergone significant transformation and diversification over the last five years as we have moved from a predominantly carbonated soft drink manufacturer to a leading service based business focused in the growing categories of water, coffee and coffee extracts, tea and filtration solutions primarily delivered through direct-to-consumer routes throughout North America and Europe. Below you will find a timeline of recent acquisitions.
In February 2019, Cott closed on the sale of its soft drink concentrate production facility and RCI International division (“Cott Beverages LLC”) to Refresco for USD $50 million. After completing this transaction, Cott has effectively divested of all the carbonated soft drinks business lines under its former traditional business.
Closed the sale of its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco for $1.25 billion USD. The transaction included Cott's legacy North America, U.K. and Mexico businesses.
Entered into a definitive agreement to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Refresco for $1.25 billion USD.
Acquired Aquaterra, the largest Canadian distributor of home and office delivery water.
Acquired S&D Coffee & Tea, a leading custom coffee roaster and distributor of coffee and tea-based beverage solutions to the U.S. foodservice industry.
Acquired Eden, a leading European direct-to-consumer home and office delivery water and office coffee services provider with operations across 18 countries.
Acquired DS Services, a leading direct-to-consumer services provider across home and office delivery water, office coffee and filtration services in the U.S.
Acquired Aimia Foods, a leading provider of hot drinks to the foodservice and catering channels in the U.K. Products include coffee, hot chocolate, malt drinks, creamers and cereal.