History A brief history of Clark Beverage Group, Inc.


Clark Beverage Group, Inc. (Kentucky Division)

Clark Beverage Group, Inc. (Kentucky Division) is a Kentucky corporation with its main office in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The original franchise dates back to the year 1905. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of C. C. Clark, Inc.

In 1986 the Bowling Green and Glasgow warehouses were consolidated into a new plant facility off I-65 in Oakland, Kentucky just east of Bowling Green. In 1988, Clark Beverage Group purchased Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Russellville, Kentucky and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Campbellsville, Kentucky. In 1990, it completed the purchase of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Tell City, Indiana. In 2004, Clark Beverage Group purchased Greensburg Bottling Company.

In addition to the Oakland plant, Clark Beverage Group operates satellite warehouses at Campbellsville, Kentucky and Tell City, Indiana. Clark Beverage Group operates in the Kentucky counties of Adair, Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Casey, Christian, Cumberland, Edmonson, Green, Hart, Larue, Logan, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Russell, Simp- son, Taylor, Todd, Warren, Washington, the Kentucky side of Fort Campbell Army Base and the Tennessee counties of Clay, Jackson, Macon, Smith, Sumner and Trousdale. The Tell City distribution center operates in the Indiana counties of Perry and Spencer.

The corporation has franchises with The Coca-Cola Company, Dr. Pepper Company, Big Red, Double Cola and various other brands.

President/CEO Robert H. Clark Starkville, MS
Vice President/Treasurer Dallas Clark Oakland, KY
Secretary Morgan E. Clark Atlanta, GA

Clark Beverage Group, Inc. (Mississippi Division)

Clark Beverage Group, Inc. (Mississippi Division) is a Mississippi corporation and is wholly owned by C. C. Clark, Inc. It is the surviving corporation after merging plants in Aberdeen, Houston, Louisville, Starkville, and West Point.

In 1984 this corporation acquired Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc. of Columbus, Mississippi and Gordo Bottling Works, Inc. of Gordo, Alabama. In 1985 it acquired Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. of Philadelphia, Mississippi. In 1986, it purchased New Albany Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New Albany, Mississippi. This marked the re- purchase of the Clark's first Coca-Cola franchise, eighty years after its organization. In April 1988, Clark Beverage Group acquired the Dr Pepper Franchise for the New Albany Coca-Cola Franchise area and the remaining area in its Mississippi territory where it did not already hold the Dr. Pepper Franchise.

Clark Beverage Group conducts business in the Mississippi counties of Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Coahoma, Desoto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Leake, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishimingo, Tunica, Union, Washington, Webster, Winston and Yasobushand, the Alabama counties of Fayette, Lamar, Pickens and Tusca- loosa. It maintains sales and warehouse facilities in Cleveland, New Albany, Southaven and Starkville, Mississippi.

This corporation has franchises with the Coca-Coca Company, Dr. Pepper Company, MillerCoors, Minute Maid Juices, Evian Water, Pabst, Stroh, Heineken USA and various other imports and domestic beer.

President/CEO Robert H. Clark Starkville, MS
Vice President/Treasurer Dallas Clark Oakland, KY
Secretary Morgan E. Clark Atlanta, GA