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June 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Snapple Moves to Strengthen Distribution Network: Snapple Beverage Corp. is planning to acquire sizable stakes in beverage distributors in Los Angeles, Orange County and Houston. The deals are designed to help the East Meadow, N.Y.-based beverage company compete with soft drink giants Pepsi and Coca-Cola, which are challenging Snapple in the $6-billion alternative, or New Age, beverage market. Snapple said it will pay $25 million for a 50% interest in Haralambos Beverage Co.
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September 2, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a high-octane competition between the two carbonated rivals, San Diego is poised to choose Pepsi-Cola over Coca-Cola as the city's official soft drink. In the history of the cola wars, the battle for San Diego has been the biggest prize yet.
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June 22, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Snapple Beverage Corp. moved to strengthen its distribution network Tuesday by planning to acquire sizable stakes in beverage distributors in Orange County, Los Angeles and Houston. The deals are designed to help the East Meadow, N.Y.-based company compete with soft-drink giants Pepsi and Coke, which are challenging Snapple in the $6-billion alternative or New Age beverage market.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Snapple Moves to Strengthen Distribution Network: Snapple Beverage Corp. is planning to acquire sizable stakes in beverage distributors in Los Angeles, Orange County and Houston. The deals are designed to help the East Meadow, N.Y.-based beverage company compete with soft drink giants Pepsi and Coca-Cola, which are challenging Snapple in the $6-billion alternative, or New Age, beverage market. Snapple said it will pay $25 million for a 50% interest in Haralambos Beverage Co.
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September 2, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a high-octane competition between the two carbonated rivals, San Diego is poised to choose Pepsi-Cola over Coca-Cola as the city's official soft drink. In the history of the cola wars, the battle for San Diego has been the biggest prize yet.
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August 15, 1987 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
A Miami management team dispatched by Coca-Cola's big new Atlanta bottling conglomerate has shaken up Coke's bottling operation in Los Angeles and set off a price war. In an apparent effort to stimulate lagging sales in Southern California and boost profits for the bottling conglomerate, they have reassigned the local president and other top personnel and fired at least two dozen workers. "It was like Miami Vice," observed Robert Strock, former marketing director of Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
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June 22, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Snapple Beverage Corp. moved to strengthen its distribution network Tuesday by planning to acquire sizable stakes in beverage distributors in Orange County, Los Angeles and Houston. The deals are designed to help the East Meadow, N.Y.-based company compete with soft-drink giants Pepsi and Coke, which are challenging Snapple in the $6-billion alternative or New Age beverage market.
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