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We treat our employees like family because we ARE a family! Sun Drop Bottling has been family-owned and operated since 1947, and we pride ourselves on our personal touch as well as our professional expertise. When you work with us, you get the highest quality product while never having to sacrifice that intentional, local feel.

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  • Our History


    Sun Drop Bottling Co., Inc. was founded by Buford White under the original name, Nesbitt Spur Bottling Company.

  • 1949

    The Sun Drop brand was developed in St. Louis, MO by Charles Lazier, a salesman of beverage concentrates.

    In the early years, Sun Drop was known by several different and sometimes interchangeable names such as Golden Cola, Golden Girl Cola, Sun Drop Golden Cola, Sun Drop Cola, and Golden Sun Drop Cola.

  • 1961

    The company name was officially changed to Sun Drop Bottling Co., Inc. signifying that the Sun Drop brand had become their best selling product by this time.

  • 1970

    Crush International acquired the Sun Drop brand and standardized its name, packaging and advertising.

  • 1974

    Current family ownership purchases Sun Drop Bottling.

  • 1980

    Procter & Gamble Co. acquired Crush International and the Sun Drop trademark. They soon began the standardization of taste to create a national brand.

  • 1985

    P & G introduced the Diet Sun Drop brand, which was reformulated using aspartame instead of saccharin.

  • 1989

    Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, owned by Cadbury Schweppes plc. acquired the Crush International brand.

  • 2002

    The Caffeine Free Sun Drop was introduced after numerous requests from loyal consumers asking for a caffeine-free version of their favorite citrus soft drink.

  • 2008

    Cadbury Schweppes had acquired many other brands and Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages was spun off as a public company on the NYSE as Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS).

  • 2018

    Keurig Green Mountain acquired DPS and merged the two companies to become Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP).

  • Today

    The Sun Drop brand continues under the ownership of Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), the largest non-cola soft drink enterprise in North America. Sun Drop continues to be our best-selling brand, making up more than 60% of the total beverage sales.

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