The cuts announced Monday are not part of that previous announcement.
However, they reflect a larger strategic shift in the business, Landers said. “We have been implementing a new operating model that returns ownership of our bottling system to local operators, increases our productivity and creates a performance-driven culture to accelerate the growth of our total beverage business in the United States and globally.”
The company said it is providing outplacement help to those who are losing their jobs.
Not counting bottlers, Coca-Cola has about 5,000 employees in Georgia, the vast majority in Atlanta.