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History

- Mid 19th Century Chelmsford a chemist begins creating homemade soft drinks
- 1938 The company is acquired by James MacPherson & Co Ltd, and develops the business to introduce soft drinks as an affordable source of vitamins for the people of the UK
- 1949 A range of juices were launched under the name of British Vitamin Products
- 1954 Chapman sells the British Vitamin Products Company to Vine Products Limited and Chelmsford factory is built
- 1968 The British Vitamin Products Company becomes part of Allied Breweries Limited and Minister Minerals Limited
- 1971 The British Vitamin Product Company formally changes its name to Britvic
- 1972 The Britvic brand of original mixers is introduced
- 1977 Britvic 55 is launched to pubs and bars, as a non-alcoholic alternative adult soft drink
- 1982 Britvic acquire the UK licence for the Dr Pepper brand
- 1986 Tango acquired
- 1986 R.Whites acquired
- 1987 Pepsi - first 20 years bottling arrangement agreed in the UK
- 1995 Robinsons acquired
- 2000 Orchid Drinks acquired, inc. Amé/Purdeys
- 2004 Ben Shaws acquired, inc. Pennine Water
- 2006 drench launched and The Really Wild Drinks Company is established
- 2007 Robinsons Smooth and Fruit Shoot 100% launched
- 2008 PepsiCo awards Britvic a 15 year bottling agreement for V Water
- 2008 PepsiCo awards Britvic a 7 year bottling agreement for Gatorade
- 2009 PepsiCo awards Britvic a 4 year bottling agreement for Lipton Ice Tea

- 2014 Robinsons launches SQUASH’D – a super concentrate on-the-go squash offering


 

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