Keurig Dr Pepper’s first week post-merger brings a defection, an acquisition and new volleys in coffee wars

Keurig Dr Pepper’s first week post-merger brings a defection, an acquisition and new volleys in coffee wars

It’s barely a week into the closing of the mega-merger that created Keurig Dr Pepper and already the beverage industry has seen a defection, an acquisition and a further jolt in the coffee wars. The deal, which closed Monday, creates a beverage giant with $11 billion in revenue that combines Dr Pepper Snapple’s drink and distribution network with Keurig’ Green Mountain’s coffee business. The giant is backed by JAB Holding, the investment firm that has…

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