|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.|
|Industry:||Beverages - Soft Drinks|
|Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on October 24, 2007. The Company is an integrated brand owner, manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in the United States, Canada and Mexico with a diverse portfolio of flavored carbonated soft drinks (‘CSDs’) and non-carbonated beverages (‘NCBs’), including ready-to-drink teas, juices, juice drinks and mixers. Its brand portfolio includes popular CSD brands such as Dr Pepper, Sunkist soda, 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Crush, Squirt, Peñafiel, Schweppes and Venom Energy, and NCB brands such as Snapple, Mott’s, Hawaiian Punch, Clamato, Rose’s and Mr & Mrs T mixers. Its largest brand, Dr Pepper, is a flavored CSD in the United States according to The Nielsen Company. It has some of the most recognized beverage brands in North America, with significant consumer awareness levels and long histories that evoke strong emotional connections with consumers. The Company operates as a brand owner, a manufacturer and a distributor. As a brand owner, it build its brands by promoting brand awareness through marketing, advertising and promotion and by developing new and innovative products and product line extensions that address consumer preferences and needs. As the owner of the formulas and proprietary know-how required for the preparation of beverages, it manufactures, sells and distributes beverage concentrates and syrups used primarily to produce CSDs and it manufacture, sell and distribute mainly finished NCBs. Most of its sales of beverage concentrates are to bottlers who manufacture, bottle, sell and distribute its branded products into retail channels. The Company also manufactures, sells and distributes syrups for use in beverage fountain dispensers to restaurants and retailers, as well as to fountain wholesalers, who resell it to restaurants and retailers. In addition, it distributes finished NCBs through itself and through third party distributors. It manufactures, sells and distributes finished CSDs from concentrates and finished NCBs and products mostly from ingredients other than concentrates. It sells and distributes packaged beverages and other products primarily into retail channels either directly to retail shelves or to warehouses through its large fleet of delivery trucks or through third party logistics providers. The main raw materials it uses in its business are aluminum cans and ends, glass bottles, PET bottles and caps, paper products, sweeteners, juice, fruit, water and other ingredients. The Company competes with multinational corporations with significant financial resources. Its two largest competitors in the liquid refreshment beverage market are Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, each representing more than 30% of the U.S. liquid refreshment beverage market by volume, according to Beverage Digest. The Company also competes against other large companies, including Nestlé, S.A. (Nestle) and Kraft Foods Inc. (Kraft). The Company is subject to a variety of federal, state and local laws and regulations in the countries in which it does business. In the normal course of its business, it is subject to a variety of federal, state and local environment, health and safety laws and regulations.|
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