The time was 1938 and America was facing the Great Depression. Herb Bishop created a new carbonated drink based on Citrus Club, a regionally popular non-carbonated soft drink.
Since its launch in 1905, RC Cola has been a soft drink that embodies individuality and entrepreneurial spirit. RC’s crisp, clean taste distinguishes it from other colas and has become a favorite of cola drinkers throughout America.
Hires Root Beer was created by an entrepreneurial pharmacist named Charles E. Hires, who discovered a delicious herbal tea made of roots, berries and herbs while on his honeymoon.
First created in 1904 by Canadian pharmacist and chemist John McLaughlin, Canada Dry gained much of its popularity during Prohibition as a mixer. Its sweet flavor was the perfect mask for the home-brewed liquor that was common at the time.
The Seven-Up Company’s roots go back to 1920, when C. L. Grigg set himself to create a distinctive soft drink that would prove irresistible to the nation’s consumers.
It all started in the Brooklyn area of New York in 1972. Childhood friends Leonard Marsh, Hyman Golden and Arnold Greenburg saw more potential in fruit than just something to throw in the lunchroom.
In 1924, Frank Stewart set out to develop the world’s best-tasting root beer, which he intended to sell in order to supplement his income as a schoolteacher. With secret recipes in hand, he soon opened his first Stewart’s Drive-In, and an empire was born.
One cold winter night, Tom and Tom began mixing juice in a blender. The following summer they sold it off their boat. People loved it! They decided to call it
Townshend’s Tea Company began in 2006 with the idea of serving great teas in a casual teahouse setting. In 2008 we began making kombucha in the kitchens of our two teahouses, calling it Brew Dr. Kombucha. In 2009 we moved kombucha production to our current headquarters in Portland’s Brooklyn neighborhood.
Big Red, Inc. is one of the top 10 beverage companies in North America with a history dating back to 1937. Along with Big Red®, recognized as the number-one selling red soda, Big Red, Inc. also markets beverage brands Diet Big Red®, Big Blue®, Big Red Vanilla Float®, Big Peach®, Big Pineapple®, NuGrape®, and Nesbitt’s ® products. Distributed widely throughout the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Independent Bottlers and Pepsi Bottling Group, consumers across the country enjoy Big Red, Inc.’s beverages.