I wouldn't worry about Coca Cola Bottling affecting KO with this latest report. First of all KO makes its profit from selling the syrup to the bottlers. As fridays report shows Net Sales went up 14% at Coca Cola Bottling. That means that KO delivered 14% more syrup at some point. Also I wouldn't worry about Coca Cola Bottling either for I heard from an Analyst friend of mine, who I meet at the KO shareholders meeting, he told me that Coca Cola Bottling is making some
pretty heavy Capital Expenditures in trying to increase
capacity to meet the enormous demand for the product.
I personally believe due to the warmer weather this
year that people will on average drink more KO products. Things can not be as bad as people say at Coca Cola Bottling for they bought back 1.5% of their shares . I hope this addresses your concern.