Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Subsidiary
Industry Beverage
Predecessor Dr Pepper Seven Up
Founded October 7, 2008; 10 years ago (2008-10-07)
Headquarters Plano, Texas, U.S.
Key people
Robert Gamgort (CEO of Keurig Dr Pepper)
Products Dr Pepper
Snapple
RC Cola
A&W
7 Up (U.S.)
Schweppes
Sunkist
Canada Dry
Big Red
Mott's
Vernors
Hawaiian Punch
Nehi
Other beverages
Parent Keurig Dr Pepper
Subsidiaries The American Bottling Company
Bai Brands
Big Red, Inc
Canada Dry Motts
Groupo Peñafiel[1]
Website DrPepperSnappleGroup.com

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is an American soft drink company based in Plano, Texas, and as of July 2018 it is a business unit of the newly formed publicly traded conglomerate Keurig Dr Pepper.

Formerly Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages,[citation needed][when?] part of Cadbury Schweppes, on May 5, 2008 it was spun off from Cadbury Schweppes as Dr Pepper Snapple Group, with trading in its shares starting on May 7, 2008 on the NYSE as "DPS". The remainder of Cadbury Schweppes become Cadbury, a confectionery group, on May 5, 2008.[2][3]

On July 9, 2018 Keurig Green Mountain acquired Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and became Keurig Dr Pepper; the following day the merged company began trading anew on the NYSE as "KDP".[4][5][6]

History[edit]

Beverage America and Select Beverages bottlers were purchased from the Carlyle Group in February 1998.[7] Snapple, Mistic and Stewart's (formerly Cable Car Beverage) were sold by Triarc Companies, Inc. to Cadbury Schweppes in 2000 for $1.45 billion.[8] That October, Cadbury Schweppes purchased Royal Crown Cola from Triarc.[9]

In 2006 and 2007, Cadbury Schweppes purchased the Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, along with several other regional bottlers. This allowed DPS to bottle many of its own beverages and combat the recent decision by many Pepsi and Coke bottlers who had dropped their Dr Pepper and Snapple products to promote new product additions from Pepsi and Coke. Some of the Dr Pepper/Seven Up brands are still licensed to Pepsi, Coke and independent bottlers in various regions of the United States and Canada.

In November 2007, Cadbury Schweppes announced it would take the beverages unit public. In May 2008, Cadbury Schweppes demerged its beverage holdings forming the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group holds naming rights to the Dallas Stars' practice facility, the Dr Pepper Arena, which is located in Frisco, Texas. It also retains non-alcoholic beverage rights to each facility's concessions as a result of the deals as well as sponsorships with the NHL franchise.

In 2008, Dr Pepper Snapple Group purchased minority interest in Big Red, Inc, makers of Big Red, NuGrape, Nesbitt's and other flavored drinks.[10]

In 2014, the company announced that it accomplished its goal of reducing use of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in its plastic bottles. Dr Pepper Snapple lowered the amount of PET in its bottles by over 60 million pounds between 2007 and 2014.[11]

On November 22, 2016, Dr Pepper Snapple announced plans to make a cash purchase of Bai Brands for $1.7 billion. It had previously purchased a minority stake in the company for $15 million in 2015.[12]

On January 29, 2018, Keurig Green Mountain announced it was acquiring the Dr Pepper Snapple Group in an $18.7 billion deal.[13] The combined company would be named Keurig Dr Pepper and would trade publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. Share holders of Dr Pepper Snapple Group would own 13% of the combined company, while Keurig shareholder Mondelez International owning 13 to 14%, and JAB Holdings owning the remaining majority stake.[4] The buyout and merger was closed on July 9, 2018.[5] Larry Young, President and CEO of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, retired those positions and joined the board of directors of Keurig Dr Pepper.[14]

Products[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://seekingalpha.com/filing/3883338
  2. ^ "Cadbury starts solo against bid background". Reuters. May 2, 2008. Retrieved May 3, 2008.
  3. ^ Cadbury plc Demerger. Archived September 6, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Factbox: JAB's empire expands in soda with Dr Pepper Snapple deal". Reuters. 29 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Dr Pepper & Keurig Merger Nears Completion, Forms Board". MSN Money. Zacks Equity Research. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Keurig Dr Pepper Announces Successful Completion of the Merger between Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  7. ^ "Cadbury Announces Deal". Beverage Digest (February 23, 1998 (Special Edition)): 1. February 1999. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved July 17, 2008.
  8. ^ Holson, Laura M. (September 18, 2000). "Cadbury to Pay $1.45 Billion For Snapple". New York Times. New York Times. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  9. ^ "Royal Crown Cola Company". New Georgia Encyclopedia. September 15, 2006. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  10. ^ "Dr Pepper Snapple Group Takes Minority Stake in Big Red, Inc" (Press release). August 25, 2008. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  11. ^ Johnson, Jim (August 15, 2014). "Sustainability report shows impact of lightweighting at Dr Pepper". Plastics News. Crain Communications Inc. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Dr Pepper Snapple to buy antioxidant drinks maker Bai for $1.7 billion" (Press release). November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  13. ^ Keurig Green Mountain Plans to Buy Dr Pepper Snapple The New York Times January 29, 2018
  14. ^ "Keurig parent completes merger with Plano's Dr Pepper". July 9, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  15. ^ Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Retrieved September 15, 2012.

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