what is dr. pepper a pepsi product or coke

It was reported by USA Today in 2010 that Coca-Cola Co. paid $715 million to distribute certain drinks made by Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS). Under the terms of the deal, Coca-Cola (KO) will distribute Dr Pepper and Canada Dry ginger ale in the United States. It will also distribute drinks in Canada.

Dr Pepper is a brand within the Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG), which is one of the largest producers of soft drinks and premium beverages in the America. Its brand portfolio includes Snapple, Dr Pepper, 7UP, A&W Root Beer, Sunkist soda, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, Schweppes, RC Cola, Diet Rite, Slush Puppie frozen drinks, Mott's Apple Juice, Clamato, Mr & Mrs T, Holland House mixers, Rose's, Mistic, Yoo-Hoo, Orangina, IBC, Stewart's, Nantucket Nectars and other well-known consumer brands.

You can view all Dr Pepper products here.

Of interest, as news keeps piling in about the negative effects of consuming too much sugar, the beverage industry, Coke and Dr Pepper, look for a new sugar substitute to stem declining sales. Things may have gone from bad to worse for the industry when a new report came out that said there are risks associated with consuming even moderate amounts of sugar. Read more here.

Updated on Thursday, March 13 2014 at 11:14AM EDT
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