American softdrink company Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) has acquired assets of Davis Beverage Group and Davis Bottling for an undisclosed amount.

Under the terms of the agreement signed earlier, DPS will acquire most of Davis’ direct store delivery territory in Pennsylvania and a portion of its New Jersey territory as well as its production and distribution facilities, delivery vehicles, vending equipment and other assets.

The transaction also involves a 42-county distribution territory in eastern Pennsylvania, to DPS and excludes the Philadelphia area, as well as western and central New Jersey.

Davis Beverage distributes 7UP, Snapple, A&W, Canada Dry, and Sunkist, while Davis Bottling bottles carbonated soft drinks including IBC, Stewarts, and Crush.

The firm also distributes other non-carbonated products such as Bai5, FIJI, Vita Coco and Neuro.

DPS Packaged Beverages president Rodger Collins said: "As we blend their (Davis businesses) proud heritage and experience with our own history of flavor leadership and excellence in execution, customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey can look forward to receiving great brands delivered with outstanding customer service."

DPS said the expansion builds on the company’s efforts to strengthen its route to market, improve operating efficiency and leverage its integrated business model.