Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is an integrated refreshment beverage business marketing more than 50 beverage brands to consumers throughout North America. In addition to its flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, the company's portfolio includes 7UP, Mott's, A&W, Sunkist Soda, Hawaiian Punch, Canada Dry, Schweppes, Squirt, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Peñafiel, Rose's, Yoo-hoo, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T and other well-known consumer favorites. Based in Plano, Texas, Dr Pepper Snapple Group employs approximately 20,000 people and operates 24 bottling and manufacturing facilities and more than 200 distribution centers across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information on DPS, please visit www.drpeppersnapple.com.
Speaking from his company’s Austin headquarters, CEO David Smith discussed the raise further in a call with BevNET, saying the new funding will go towards further expansion of the company’s sales and marketing efforts and getting more “feet on the street,” which will see the buildout of a High Brew field marketing team across the country.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has increased its ownership position in BodyArmor, having invested an additional $6 million in the premium sports drink brand. The deal, finalized in March, comes approximately seven months after DPSG acquired an 11.7 percent stake in BodyArmor for $20 million. DPSG now owns 15.5 percent of the brand.
DPS is investing $5 million in the Closed Loop Fund over the next 10 years, joining a growing number of businesses supporting efforts to improve post-consumer recycling by providing critical funding for recycling infrastructure.
Schweppes Dark Ginger Ale is now available in 2-liter bottles at most major retailers in the Northeast United States, including New England (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island) as well as in New Jersey, New York and select regions in Pennsylvania.
Unlike competing at-home cold beverage machines, Kold does not use a carbon dioxide canister to create carbonated beverages. Instead, its sparkling drink pods contain what Keurig calls “Karbonator beads,” each of which hold beverage-grade carbon dioxide that is released during the drink-making process.
Nearly a year after PepsiCo unveiled a limited test of two of its soda brands for use in SodaStream’s at-home carbonation machines, the two companies have expanded the partnership, according to The Wall Street Journal.
For the quarter, reported net sales increased 1%, which included favorable product, package and segment mix and a 1% increase in sales volumes, partially offset by 2 percentage points of unfavorable foreign currency translation.
The annual scholarship program targets high school seniors of Hispanic heritage who are pursuing a higher education, ultimately selecting recipients based on academic achievement, financial need and an essay submission.
For the quarter, reported net sales increased 4%, as a sales volume increase of 2% and favorable segment and product mix were partially offset by 1 percentage point of unfavorable foreign currency translation.
The contribution, through DPS’s Let’s Play initiative, extends the company’s partnership with Good Sports through the end of 2016 and will provide balls, bats, pads, helmets, uniforms and other gear that helps keep 2 million kids across the country in the game.