DPSG volumes riseThis article was originally published in Foodnews
DR PEPPER Snapple Group has reported a 1% rise in bottler case volumes for the first quarter of 2011, with both carbonated and non-carbonated volumes in growth. In carbonated soft drinks, Dr Pepper volume increased 1%, Canada Dry volume grew double digits, and Sun Drop doubled, adding 3 million cases, following its national launch. However, 7UP volume declined by mid-single digits. Crush, A&W and Sunkist also declined. In non-carbonates, Hawaiian Punch volume grew 7% and Snapple grew 10%. Mott's volume declined 8%. US and Canada volume was flat while volume grew 5% in Mexico and the Caribbean.