The history of Sunkist dates back to way before it was an orange soda. It all started more than a hundred years ago, when citrus growers in California and Arizona instituted the Sunkist trademark as a mark of freshness and premium flavor.
Introduced on June 20, 1919, Roy Allen’s root beer grew along with America’s drive-ins and car culture to become one of America’s great classics.
The Fabulous ’50s brought an age of fun and discovery, as well as an entirely new citrus-flavored soft drink called Sun Drop from beverage concentrate salesman Charles Lazier.
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.
Riding the wave of more than 60 years of fruit punch fun, Hawaiian Punch has become the gold standard of fruit punch drinks. Hawaiian Punch is made with natural fruit juices and flavors, including such tropical favorites as pineapple, passion fruit, papaya and guava.
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.
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.