“2021 was an extraordinary year for CCEP. We are a stronger more diverse business, built on great people, great service and great beverages – done sustainably. Solid top-line recovery, value share gains, operating margin expansion and remarkable free cash flow generation demonstrate our strong performance in a challenging environment. Our results also reflect the successful acquisition and integration of Coca-Cola Amatil, a fantastic business to have acquired at the right time, as we look forward to an even brighter future together.
“Together with The Coca-Cola Company and our other partners, our focus on core brands, in-market execution and smart revenue growth management initiatives solidified our FY21 position as the largest FMCG value creator, delivering revenue per unit case, growth ahead of FY19. We also continued to make progress on our ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2040 and invest in making our packaging more sustainable.
“We are well placed as we look to FY22 and beyond. Our aim is to be smart and sustainable – through our people centric, data driven and digitally enabled approach. Disciplined investment in these areas, as well as in our portfolio, will support our long-term growth ambitions. In the near-term, we expect to see further volume and mix recovery whilst managing our key levers of pricing, promotional spend and driving efficiencies across our business, collectively with the aim of mitigating inflationary pressures.
“It is an outstanding time to be leading CCEP. We are making a difference and believe we have the right foundation to drive sustainable growth and, as evidenced by our FY21 dividend being greater than FY19 and FY20, deliver increased shareholder value."
Damian Gammell, CEO, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners