As one of the largest independent Pepsi-Cola and Canada Dry bottlers in the United States, Pennsauken, N.J.-based The Honickman Group, not only is making a difference in the territories it serves on the East Coast — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. — but also in the broader beverage community.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS), Plano, Texas, reported third quarter net sales of $1.68 billion, a 3 percent increase on favorable product and package mix, a 1 percent increase in sales volumes and higher pricing. Net sales growth was reduced in the quarter by 1 percentage-point of unfavorable foreign currency translation.
For the past several years, the beverage industry has faced an evolution in consumer demand. A consumer drive toward maintaining overall health and wellness has impacted several categories, particularly carbonated soft drinks (CSDs).
In 1947, six employees in a wooden World War II Army hangar in Mississippi began distributing Canada Dry products. Today, that small operation has grown into a three-generation, family-run PepsiCo Inc. franchise with 328 SKUs.
After much pestering, Sam-I-Am finally was able to get his unnamed friend to try the unfamiliar dish of green eggs and ham in Dr. Seuss’ popular children’s book “Green Eggs and Ham.” Although the unidentified character is rather elaborate about the reasons why he did not want to try the meal, in the end, readers learn how much he has come to embrace the non-traditional item.