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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 3, March 2013, Posted On: 3/5/2013

DSP Acquires Dr Pepper/7-UP-West

Emily Jed
TAGS:Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Dr. Pepper/7-UP Bottling Co., Dr Pepper, Rodger Collins, DPS, vending vending machine,Snapple, 7UP, Sunkist soda, A&W and RC Cola, Rockstar, Vita Coco.

PLANO, TX -- Dr Pepper Snapple Group has acquired Dr. Pepper/7-UP Bottling Co. of the West, based in Reno, NV. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition includes rights to the Dr Pepper/7UP-West territory and ownership of its distribution operations in Reno, Chico, CA, and Boise, ID.

Dr Pepper/7UP-West serves a territory that includes northern Nevada as well as parts of northern and western California and Idaho. The bottler distributes Dr Pepper, Snapple, 7UP, Sunkist soda, A&W and RC Cola, as well as several DPS-allied brands, including Fiji, Neuro, Rockstar and Vita Coco.

"Since 2006, Dr Pepper Snapple has acquired a number of bottling businesses to strengthen our route to market in the U.S. and support efforts to build and enhance our leading brands," said Rodger Collins, DPS president of packaged beverages.

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