Cott to Launch First-Ever Line of PoP Shoppe Cans

Burlington, Ontario (September 5, 2012) – The PoP Shoppe today announced an exclusive partnership with Cott – the world’s largest retailer brand beverage company– to launch the first-ever line of PoP Shoppe canned sodas. Cott will oversee production and distribution of the sleek cans across Canada, bringing the premium sodas to high-profile grocery and convenience chains.

Designed to complement The PoP Shoppe’s iconic glass bottles, the retro-cool can line includes four additions to the PoP Shoppe’s flavour lineup – Psychadelic Strawberry, Big Time Banana, Omazing Orange n’ Cream and Got the Blues Raspberry. Packaged in 4-pack cartons, the cans are also available in four of The PoP Shoppe’s classic flavours, with a twist – Lime Ricky, Radical Root Beer, Groovin’ Grape and Crazy Cream Soda.

“We are thrilled to partner with such an iconic Canadian brand, and to be introducing an exciting, new range of PoP Shoppe products to a new generation of flavour-seeking Canadians,” said Dave Stewart, General Manager for Cott Canada. “The PoP Shoppe has enjoyed a very successful return after a long absence, and we are thrilled that Cott is launching our first-ever can line,” said CEO Brian Alger. “PoP Shoppe fans will appreciate the sleek design of these cans, as well as enjoy the refreshing taste of our new flavours. We are also excited to be reaching millions of Canadian consumers through the Cott distribution network.”

About Cott

Cott is the world’s largest retailer brand beverage company. With approximately 4,000 employees, Cott operates soft drink, juice, water and other beverage bottling facilities in the United States, Canada the United Kingdom and Mexico. Cott sells beverage concentrates in over 50 countries around the world and supplies more than 200 retailer and licensed brands of beverages.

About The Pop Shoppe

The PoP Shoppe puts a smile on the faces of millions who remember PoP Shoppe stores and sodas from the 70’s and 80’s through its “stubby” glass bottles and vast flavor offerings. The PoP Shoppe story began in 1969, when two entrepreneurs began selling soda in a unique variety of flavors, at independent PoP Shoppe retail outlets. Customers would return their empty bottles each week in recognizable, red PoP Shoppe-branded crates for a refund, and then pick-up fresh bottles for their families. Over the next several years, The PoP Shoppe was operating over 1000 stores in North America. The PoP Shoppe prospered until competition from private label grocery brands forced the brand to close its doors in the 80’s. In 2002, businessman Brian Alger purchased the trademark for his favorite childhood soda. In 2004, he re-launched The PoP Shoppe brand and today, it is Canada’s top-selling premium soda. For more information on The Pop Shoppe, visit their Webby-winning website LIKE US on Facebook at FOLLOW US on Twitter @popshoppepop