Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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Dr Pepper Snapple is a soft-drink company that owns the brands 7-Up, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Country Time, Crush, Deja Blue, Diet Rite, Dr Pepper, Hawaiian Punch, Hires, IBC, Margaritaville, Mott's , Mr and Mrs T, Nantucket Nectars, Orangina, Penfiel, RC Cola, ReaLemon. Rose's, Schweppes, Snapple, Squirt, Stewart's, Sundrop, Sunkist, Vernors, Welch's and Yoo-hoo. [1]

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Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group has ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). According to an August 2013 ALEC board document obtained by The Guardian, the company terminated its ALEC membership on April 22, 2013.[1]

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Soft Drink Market

The company is a rival of the Pepsi Bottling Group and the Coca-Cola Company. In July 2009 the New York Times reported that Dr Pepper had higher market exposure than Pepsi or Coca-Cola.[2]

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  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting Board Meeting packet, organizational documents, August 6, 2013, released by The Guardian December 3, 2013.
  2. REUTERS, " Pepsi Bottling Posts Better-Than-Expected Profit," ‘‘New York Times’’, July 8, 2009.
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