The company that popularized coffee pods now owns a piece of Margaritaville.
The merger of Dr Pepper Snapple and Keurig Green Mountain, announced Monday, will create a new giant in the food and beverage industry—but there’s a lot more to the deal than the marquee brands that spring to mind when you hear the company names.
Dr Pepper Snapple has extensive holdings of smaller, but still very familiar brands, including the Margaritaville mixers. (Jimmy Buffett still owns the rights to the name itself and other Margaritaville holdings.) Other properties include a popular root beer and an apple juice/applesauce manufacturer.
Here’s a deeper look at some of the brands the new combined company will control:
7 Up (United States only)
A&W Root Beer
Canada Dry (North America)
Dejà Blue Water
Hires Root Beer
IBC Root Beer
Mr & Mrs T
Orangina (North America only)
RC Cola (North America only)
Stewart’s Fountain Classics
Sunkist (manufactured under license)