Talk:Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Requested move[edit]

Requesting that Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages be imported here. Discussion on Talk:Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages. Gr1st (talk) 12:40, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

This has largely been done now. Darkieboy236 (talk)

Latin info[edit]

Endorsements with the NFC North Battle 2010 video game[edit]

On a website called Roblox, The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group has signed to advertise on the NFC North Battle 2010 video game, and endorsed two players, Minnesota Vikings #10 nd96 and Green Bay Packers #10 BrickMasterGod. Its either by the fact nd96 has decided to be traded from the Packers to the Vikings, and BrickMasterGod is now under nd96's number. Or cause their key players for the rival teams. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.103.233.214 (talk) 04:41, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Dr Pepper Snapple sued their Dublin, Texas bottler[edit]

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/7633691.html
--Javaweb (talk) 23:03, 12 July 2011 (UTC)Javaweb

We should note that the aforementioned lawsuit resulted in the death of Dublin Dr Pepper. 204.65.0.20 (talk) 17:16, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Relationships with Coca-Cola, Pepsi[edit]

I think I remember hearing that the Dr Pepper group partnered with one of the major soda manufacturers for distribution and such. Back east, I thought Dr Pepper was usually priced with Pepsi products; the existence of Mr. Pibb. But here out west, I've seen it priced with Coke products and even available in Coke-brand sales at multiple retailers. Is there some sort of large-scale partnership, or are these differences attributable to local distributors? --BDD (talk) 19:24, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

All of the Dr Pepper group is listed as a subsidiary of PepsiCo on the PepsiCo page but it's not listed anywhere on the Dr Pepper page? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_PepsiCo 89.240.12.2 (talk) 02:51, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

And now it's not, apparently because "The contributor who added the DPSG products is a moron." The mystery continues. --BDD (talk) 20:35, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
No mystery. PepsiCo does not own the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, period. The uninformed anon editor who added those was plain and simply wrong. It is true that DPSG has a less robust bottling network, the effects of their brand portfolio being assembled ove the years instead of largely built in-house like Coke and Pepsi, resulting in Coke and Pepsi bottlers also bottling DPSG products, and not always the whole line to either.
For example, in the New York City area Dr Pepper is bottled by the regional Coke bottler, and the deal is perpetual, so Dr Pepper appears nearer to Coke on store shelves, while Pibb is pretty much not present, as the Coca-Cola bottling company in the area would be competing with itself to bottle both (and cannot per its Dr Pepper deal, afaik), so it only sells the more popular brand.
Conversely, in the region 7 Up is sold by the regional Pepsi bottler, as are other DPSG brands like Canada Dry and Crush. However, they still offer the competing Pepsi products, so Sierra Mist is available. (Notably, in Europe PepsiCo does have perpetual rights to 7 Up, which they acquired years ago; it's a license though, as the overall ownership of the brand remains DPSG).
So, to go back and answer the original post, yes, the relationships are more a local bottler thing. oknazevad (talk) 20:04, 11 August 2013 (UTC)