The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) has completed its acquisition of the distribution and bottling rights for three Cadbury Schweppes brands in Northern California.

PBG said yesterday (28 March) that it had sealed a deal with Nor-Cal Beverage Co. The agreement was first announced in January. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.

The deal will allow PBG to add the Dr Pepper, Squirt and Hawaiian Punch brands to its portfolio in 14 counties in Northern California.

Nor-Cal is a major independent contract packer of chilled juices and hot-fill beverages with production facilities in West Sacramento and Anaheim.