Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) was created in 2008 when it was spun-off from from Cadbury, plc which held the Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverage group.
Dr. Pepper is the oldest soft drink in the United States and was invented in 1885. Snapple was invented in 1973 as a healthy apple soda.
Today DPS is the #3 soda business in North America (after Coca Cola and Pepsi).
The company has a large number of brands in its beverage portfolio, including 7-Up, A&W Root Beer, Canada Dry, Clamato, Country Time lemonade, Dr. Pepper, Hawaiian Punch, Mott’s, Nantucket Nectars, Orangina, Schweppes, Snapple, Sunkist, and Yoohoo, among others.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol DPS, is a member of the S&P 500, is #430 in the Fortune 500, has 19,000 employees, and had $6.04 billion in revenue in 2013.