rage Corporation (Monster), primarily Monster Energy, in designated territories in the United States, Canada and other international territories pursuant to distribution coordination agreements between the company and Monster and related distribution agreements between Monster and company-owned or -controlled bottling operations, including CCR, and independent bottling and distribution partners. The company produces and/or distributes certain other third-party brands, including brands owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPSG), which the company produces and distributes in designated territories in the United States and Canada pursuant to license agreements with DPSG. The company has a strategic partnership with Aujan Industries Company J.S.C. (Aujan), and independent beverage company in the Middle East. The company owns 50 percent of the entity that holds the rights in certain territories to brands produced and distributed by Aujan, including Rani, a juice brand; and Barbican, a flavored malt beverage brand. The company has a joint venture with Nestlé S.A. (Nestlé) named Beverage Partners Worldwide, which markets and distributes Nestea products in Europe and Canada under agreements with the company’s bottlers. The Nestea trademark is owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. Distribution System and Bottler's Agreements The company makes its branded beverage products available to consumers in approximately 200 countries through the company’s network of company-owned or -controlled bottling and distribution operations, independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers — the primary beverage distribution system. The company’s five major independent bottling partners based on unit case volume in 2015 were: Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V., which has bottling and distribution operations in a substantial portion of central Mexico, including Mexico City, and the southeast and northeast of Mexico, including the Gulf region; Guatemala City and the surrounding areas in Guatemala; Nicaragua; Costa Rica; Panama; most of Colombia; Venezuela; a major part of the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, the states of Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul and part of the states of Rio de Janeiro and Goiás in Brazil; Buenos Aires and surrounding areas in Argentina; and the Philippines. Coca-Cola HBC AG, which has bottling and distribution operations in Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Poland, the Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Ukraine. Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V., which has bottling and distribution operations in northern and western Mexico, northern Argentina, Ecuador and Peru. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., which has bottling and distribution operations in Belgium, continental France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Coca-Cola Içecek A.S., which has bottling and distribution operations in Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Iraq and Tajikistan and distribution operations in Syria. Suppliers The company’s suppliers include Coca-Cola Bottlers' Sales & Services Company LLC; Ajinomoto Co., Inc.; and SinoSweet Co., Ltd. The company works with Tate & Lyle PLC, its primary sucralose supplier; and with Cutrale Citrus Juices U.S.A., Inc., its primary supplier of orange juice. Acquisitions In 2015, the company's acquisitions of businesses, equity method investments and nonmarketable securities, primarily included its equity investments in Monster and in Indonesian bottling operations and the acquisition of a controlling interest in a South African bottling operation. Seasonality The sale of the company’s nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages are somewhat seasonal, with the second and third calendar quarters (Year ended December 31, 2015) accounting for the highest sales volumes. Governmental Regulation In the United States, the safety, production
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