On a related note, I bought this from a guy for $4 outta the back of his truck a few weeks ago. The box was a wreck, but the glass Dr Pepper logo was worth it.
On a related note, I bought this from a guy for $4 outta the back of his truck a few weeks ago. The box was a wreck, but the glass Dr Pepper logo was worth it.

Cats and Dogs Living Together, Mass Hysteria As Coke, Dr Pepper Sign Distribution Deal

That's the word out of Plano this morning: Legacy Drive-HQ'd Dr Pepper Snapple Group issued a press release moments ago announcing that The Coca-Cola Company is paying $715 million for the rights to license and distribute Dr Pepper products throughout North America. That's because Coca-Cola Company is buying its bottling company, Coca-Cola Enterprises, which already distributes Dr Pepper products. Which means, pending the closing of the bottling deal at year's end, Coca-Cola will fill fountains with Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper, which is a big deal if you've ever tried to order Dr Pepper outside of, oh, let's say Texas.

Dr Pepper Snapple's president and CEO Larry Young is thrilled -- thrilled -- with this morning's announcement: "We're increasing our fountain presence, enabling millions of consumers to sample our brands each day -- a great win for Dr Pepper." Deal's good for 20 years, after which there's a renewal period for another 20 years. Great success.

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