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Thread: PBV & NuGrape

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    When PBV introduced Tropicana Twisters they dropped NuGrape like a hot potato. Choice USA picked it up and has been canning/bottling it for Sundrop of Concord. A big setback for a brand that had very good distribution up until now.

    Which Pepsi bottlers stuck with their original grape sodas instead of switching to Tropicana? I would assume that Buffalo Rock kept Grapico - how about the others?
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    I went to a little convenience store in Murfreeboro, NC earlier this month and found Pepsi NuGrape. I forgot to write down the code though. Either its a 4 month old bottle or they kept it out there.
    Anita

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    Murfreesboro would be either PBV or Minges. I'm guessing Minges, in which case the code would've been CH for Carolina Canners.
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    that sucks. it sounds like tropicana was a "sell it or die" line of drinks for PBG.

    i'm still surprised that there are some pepsi guys that sell 7up
    woot woot

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    Originally posted by RunWithDaLilGuy:


    i'm still surprised that there are some pepsi guys that sell 7up
    Out here the 7up is in Pepsi "swirl" bottles. I'll write down a code next time I get some.
    Anita

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    WIS-PAK also did Nugrape before Tropicana came along. They now produce Cheerwine since DR Slice is gone. Cheerwine is promoted well in some of their territory, with ads, billboards and even on some restaurants menus.

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    PBV is selling Sunkist Grape in most of their territories.

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    PBV's main territory is in NC and they've had NuGrape for a while. Most of the indy Pepsi distributors in NC use NuGrape too. Even Pepsi-Charlotte, but that will change when PBG takes over.
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    Big Red's website shows a 12oz diet NuGrape, never heard of it before.
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    Hey Cheer-wined...
    They sell Diet NuGrape in Hillsboro at Danny's Truck Stop. It's off exit 165 of I-85. Interesting enough...it's in a Pepsi case. I can't remember if they have Tropicana Twister or not. I'll look later today.
    Keep me posted about any Sparkling MISTICs!!!

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