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April 1, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seven-Up Co. Changes Flavor of Diet Seven-Up: The soft-drink company said it is reformulating Diet 7Up, eliminating what it called the "diet aftertaste" in a bid to increase sales of a drink that failed to keep pace with recent growth in sugarless beverages. The Dallas-based company is also changing the package design for Diet 7Up and will call attention to both changes in advertising.
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July 30, 1999
One day after a group of African American activists called for a boycott of Seven-Up and RC Cola products to protest alleged racism at a local bottling plant, a spokesman for the Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up company said the boycott was unfair. A spokesman for Texas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Inc. said the soft drink company does not own the Vernon bottling plant and does not condone "inequality or unfair employment practices."
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July 29, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of African American activists from the Los Angeles area called for a national boycott Wednesday of all Seven-Up and RC Cola products in response to what they allege is racism against minority employees at a company bottling plant in Vernon. The allegations are detailed in a lawsuit filed against the bottling plant by five current and former employees who said white supervisors disparaged them with racial epithets and denied them promotions because of their race.
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April 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A group led by Prudential-Bache Interfunding Inc. will become a major stockholder in the new firm merging the Seven-Up and Dr Pepper holding companies, officials said Wednesday as they announced terms of the $1.3-billion transaction. Prudential-Bache Interfunding--the merchant banking arm of Prudential-Bache Securities Inc.--and other investors will own 49% of Dr Pepper-Seven-Up Cos., which will be the third-largest soft-drink company in the nation behind Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo.
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July 29, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of African American activists from the Los Angeles area called for a national boycott Wednesday of all Seven-Up and RC Cola products in response to what they allege is racism against minority employees at a company bottling plant in Vernon. The allegations are detailed in a lawsuit filed against the bottling plant by five current and former employees who said white supervisors disparaged them with racial epithets and denied them promotions because of their race.
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August 21, 1993 | Associated Press
Corporate Britain escalated its invasion of American brand names Friday as the candy and soft drink conglomerate Cadbury Schweppes said it will increase its stake in Dr Pepper and Seven-Up. Through its $231.3-million purchase of 12.18 million shares in Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Cos., Cadbury Schweppes is hoping for a partnership better able to compete with the industry's giants, Coca-Cola Co. and Pepsico Inc. The purchase, from Prudential Insurance Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1999
One day after a group of African American activists called for a boycott of Seven-Up and RC Cola products to protest alleged racism at a local bottling plant, a spokesman for the Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up company said the boycott was unfair. A spokesman for Texas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Inc. said the soft drink company does not own the Vernon bottling plant and does not condone "inequality or unfair employment practices."
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November 5, 1998 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Remember the "Uncola" commercials of the 1970s that 7 Up used to cleverly differentiate its lemon-lime soft drink from cola clones Pepsi and Coke? That's the problem facing 7 Up, the soft drink brand that's now owned by England's Cadbury Schweppes. In an industry where youthful consumers dominate sales, too many of the soft drink's fans are old enough to remember the popular television ad campaign's lilting island cadence and actor Geoffrey Holder's enchanting voice-overs.
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November 5, 1998 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Remember the "Uncola" commercials of the 1970s that 7 Up used to cleverly differentiate its lemon-lime soft drink from cola clones Pepsi and Coke? That's the problem facing 7 Up, the soft drink brand that's now owned by England's Cadbury Schweppes. In an industry where youthful consumers dominate sales, too many of the soft drink's fans are old enough to remember the popular television ad campaign's lilting island cadence and actor Geoffrey Holder's enchanting voice-overs.
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January 23, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Candy Company Wants to Be a Pepper: British soft-drink and candy maker Cadbury Schweppes is expected to announce today its takeover of Dallas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Cos. Cadbury will pay $1.6 billion for the roughly 75% of Dr. Pepper it does not already own, according to London's Financial Times newspaper. The acquisition would make Cadbury the third-largest soda seller in the United States. Cadbury may, however, sell off the Seven-Up division to help finances the acquisition.
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August 21, 1993 | Associated Press
Corporate Britain escalated its invasion of American brand names Friday as the candy and soft drink conglomerate Cadbury Schweppes said it will increase its stake in Dr Pepper and Seven-Up. Through its $231.3-million purchase of 12.18 million shares in Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Cos., Cadbury Schweppes is hoping for a partnership better able to compete with the industry's giants, Coca-Cola Co. and Pepsico Inc. The purchase, from Prudential Insurance Co.
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April 14, 1988 | Associated Press
A group led by Prudential-Bache Interfunding Inc. will become a major stockholder in the new firm merging the Seven-Up and Dr Pepper holding companies, officials said Wednesday as they announced terms of the $1.3-billion transaction. Prudential-Bache Interfunding--the merchant banking arm of Prudential-Bache Securities Inc.--and other investors will own 49% of Dr Pepper-Seven-Up Cos., which will be the third-largest soft-drink company in the nation behind Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo.
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