This sucks, why couldn’t they just let them continue as they were? I was able to purchase Dublin Dr Pepper here in Oceanside so I guess they were a little bit out of their 44 mile range. But still.
“Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Co., which began selling Dr Pepper in Texas in 1891, has agreed to sell its distribution rights to Dr Pepper Snapple for an undisclosed sum under terms of the agreement, both companies said Wednesday.
Dr Pepper Snapple sued the tiny Dublin, Texas, bottler last June, accusing it of diluting the Dr Pepper brand by selling bottles with the label “Dublin Dr Pepper.” It also accused Dublin Dr Pepper of selling the soft drink beyond its approved territory, a 44-mile radius around Dublin, a rural town with a population of 3,800.
Much of the Dublin bottler’s machinery dates back to the 1930s. Recently the antiquated plant would only operate about once a month, enough to refill about 2,000 glass bottles, many of which have circulated for decades. The company outsourced most of its production to a larger independent Dr Pepper bottler more than a decade ago.”