In 1948, Fred Kalil and his father opened the doors to Kalil Bottling Co. in Tucson, Ariz. The father-son team ran the company until it was handed down to Fred Kalil’s two sons, George and John, who now lead the bottling company and employ fourth-generation family members — making it not only a business, but a family tradition.
DPS distribution partnership brings High Brew to 5 major cities
April 28, 2016
Austin, Texas-based High Brew Coffee, a company known for its ready-to-drink (RTD) cold-brew coffees, announced a Series A-2 investment of $4 million from Austin, Texas-based CAVU Venture Partners, a recently-launched fund focused on investment and incubation in healthy food and beverage companies. Additionally, High Brew Coffee announced a new distribution partnership with Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), which will include expanded distribution in key markets, it says.
Investment brings DPS ownership stake to 15.5 percent of the sports drink brand
April 4, 2016
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced that it has increased its equity investment in Beverly Hills, Calif.-based BA Sports Nutrition LLC, owner of BodyArmor, a line of premium sports drinks. An additional $6 million stake will build on the initial $20 million investment announced in August 2015 and raises DPS's ownership position from 11.7 percent to 15.5 percent, the company says.
Closed Loop Fund, Keep America Beautiful part of pledge to boost recycling rate to 60 percent by 2030
February 16, 2016
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced it will work with industry, government and community partners in order to achieve a U.S. beverage container recycling rate of 60 percent by 2030, the company says. As part of this commitment, the company is
Just in time for the holiday season, Schweppes, a brand of Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, announced it is releasing Schweppes Dark Ginger Ale. Tapping into an increasing demand for stronger flavors, Schweppes Dark Ginger Ale offers a bolder, darker and richer flavor experience while maintaining the traditional, refreshing ginger ale taste, the company says.
$20 million investment equates to 11.7 percent ownership stake for DPS
August 12, 2015
Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) has reached an agreement to make an equity investment in BA Sports Nutrition LLC, owner of BodyArmor SuperDrink, a line of premium sports drinks. The $20 million investment gives DPS an 11.7 percent ownership position in BA Sports Nutrition.
Nick Cannon partners with Snapple, New Yorkers to ask the country to share
May 14, 2015
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Snapple, a brand of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas, has won a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers, and this year the brand rallied its hometown fans to share their love with the rest of the country. Now, Nick Cannon – rapper, actor, host of America’s Got Talent, and Snapple-lover – is joining the brand asking people coast-to-coast to share why they love Snapple online with the hashtag #LOVESNAPPLE, the company says.
Company adds glass package manufacturing capabilities and distribution territory
November 3, 2014
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, completed its acquisition of the business assets of Bethlehem, Pa.-based Davis Beverage Group and Davis Bottling Co. The acquisition includes a 42-county distribution territory covering most of the eastern half of Pennsylvania, excluding the Philadelphia area, as well as western and central New Jersey.
The June 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Kalil Bottling, as well as articles about premium and specialty teas, the Top 100 Beverage Companies of 2015, and Alacran Tequila. Check it out today!