Dr Pepper Snapple Group wants to strengthen its route to market

Dr Pepper Snapple Group wants to strengthen its route to market

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has completed its acquisition of east coast distributor Davis Beverage Group and bottling arm Davis Bottling Co.

The company said yesterday that the deal, which includes Davis Beverage's 42-county distribution territory in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and its glass bottling facilities, sees it take distribution control of many of its brands in the territory. The expansion is part of DPSG's efforts to strengthen its route-to-market and improve efficiency.

Most of the existing Davis workforce has joined DPSG and the company said it may hire additional employees.

Financial terms of the transaction, first announced last month, were not disclosed.