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  1. #1
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    My store's Dr Pepper rep told me that his bosses want them to report any store that stocks Dublin Dr Pepper. I guess they're getting annoyed at how much of it there is around here (Thanks to guys like Boodoo!)

    He also told me that since Coke is shipping in more 8 oz. canned drinks to this area, Dr Pepper is planning on coming out with their own 8 oz. drinks. He thought Red Fusion would be one, since they've already made them before, when they introduced the flavor.

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    See, this is what happens when the masses have access to great tasting beverages not sold by one of the big three evil corporate giants!

    Well the DP sales reps better get ready to write down alot of accounts cause another 18 wheeler is on the way! (I guess we better take the backroads and sneak in during the cover of darkness or big Jim will get us!).
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    Originally posted by Shatter:
    My store's Dr Pepper rep told me that his bosses want them to report any store that stocks Dublin Dr Pepper. I guess they're getting annoyed at how much of it there is around here (Thanks to guys like Boodoo!)

    He also told me that since Coke is shipping in more 8 oz. canned drinks to this area, Dr Pepper is planning on coming out with their own 8 oz. drinks. He thought Red Fusion would be one, since they've already made them before, when they introduced the flavor.
    I'm surprised (this is Jim Turner's market, IIRC), they don't do the 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em' routine.

    Coke in So. Cal got irritated with the proliferation of Quality decent tasting mexican coke here they did something quite nice (and admirable!) They import it themselves from Mexico and offer it to accounts in their territory. You heard right, they sell the US and Mexican versions (in glass bottles and *real sugar* as it was intended to be) in a number of accounts in So. Cal.

    I have in my hot little hands a 20 oz bottle (500 ml) of Mexican Coke and it retails for actually less than the US version does! Coke won my cola dollar by doing this, whereas Pepsi can't get the concept. They don't want anyone selling Mexican *anything* of theirs in the US. I don't get it.

    Why doesn't DPSUBG get wise and do the same thing? They could just contract with Dublin DP, buy the product and distribute it themselves. This would help their DP numbers a LOT and also not make them look like the bad guy!

    Or here's a better idea: Run their own darn Dublinish-DP. (Real Sugar must scare these guys!)

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    I'm not informed on this subject as you guys but I have to ask, why in the world do they care if people are selling Dublin Dr Pepper? These corporate bigwigs are picking on that tiny little bottler??? Oh yeah, wait, that's what corporations do!

    Seriously, I have to wonder what they're so worried about. Dublin sells their stuff online so people anywhere can buy it.

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    Originally posted by karks88:
    I'm not informed on this subject as you guys but I have to ask, why in the world do they care if people are selling Dublin Dr Pepper? These corporate bigwigs are picking on that tiny little bottler??? Oh yeah, wait, that's what corporations do!

    Seriously, I have to wonder what they're so worried about. Dublin sells their stuff online so people anywhere can buy it.
    Its very simple: Jim Turner doesn't own it or distribute it. He's not thrilled that someone else is shipping product into his market.

    I'd encourage the owners of the stores to inform their customers that DP is being restricted by Jim and Co. (I'd even post his home phone number, but that's just me)

    And the customers will backlash against the DP Co. Of Dallas. And backlash they will.

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    No kidding they will. I service two small local c-store chains and several independent retailers who have kicked DP of Texas (big Jim's company) to the curb. One of the owners hasn't bought any products from them since 1999! Rock On.
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    DPSUBG of Sherman is one of the worst transshipping offenders in the business. Now when it comes to Dublin, Turner bought the franchise, Dublin did not and should not sell their product out of their franchise without approval / agreement of the local bottler. DPSUBG should consider buying product from Dublin and distributing in their area but EGOs will get in the way of good business.

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    transshipping?
    woot woot

  9. #9
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    I think it means selling stuff over their district line. Anyways this is BS these big companies never cease to amaze me.
    <b>Hey Pepsi, Shasta called, they want their lemon-lime back.</b>

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    Jack, Jack, Jack there you go sounding like a parent company rep again! Whoops!
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