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Licence Agreement Between AG Barr and Snapple Beverage Corp

Licence Agreement Between AG Barr and Snapple Beverage Corp
September 26
10:08 2014

UK drinks company AG Barr has entered into a ten year licence agreement with US-based Snapple Beverage Corporation, a subsidiary of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Under the agreement, which commences on January 2015, AG Barr will have the exclusive rights to sell, market and distribute the Snapple brand in the UK and certain other EU territories.

In addition, the two companies will work in partnership to identify further expansion opportunities in European markets where Snapple is currently not available.

SnappleRoger White, chief executive of AG Barr, comments: “Snapple is an authentic, high quality brand that is very successful in the United States and we strongly believe in the significant potential of Snapple in Europe.”

Andrew Bayfield, senior vice president, international of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, says: “We see an opportunity to build Snapple in Europe over the long-term. AG Barr has the capabilities to help unlock the potential of the brand in those markets, and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

Founded in 1972 by three childhood friends, Snapple was started in Greenwich Village, New York and is now available throughout the United States. Snapple prides itself on developing, producing and marketing a wide variety of premium beverages, including ready-to-drink iced teas, juice drinks, 100% juices and water. DPS is a leading producer of flavoured beverages, marketing Snapple and 50-plus other brands across North America and the Caribbean.

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