The Bottling Blog

Celebrating Continued Growth

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is pleased to announce that our new warehouse and production line in Springfield, MO is officially in operation! To celebrate this occasion, we held a ceremony on May 15, 2021, dedicating the new facility and recognizing the efforts of those who have made our growth possible. Our senior leadership led […]

A Century of Family

Since 1920, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company has been proud to provide refreshment to the communities of the Ozarks. From our humble beginnings with the Rice family’s purchase of Electric Bottling Company/Farmer’s Beverages in Springfield, we now operate five additional facilities throughout the Midwest. We produce and distribute over 650 products, including Coca-Cola and Dr […]

Honoring our Frontline Heroes

    As part of our continuing salute to those individuals in our community who keep working during tough times, The Coca-Cola Company has released this video tribute to the company’s Front Line Heroes. And here at Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company, we couldn’t agree more! From our local production and warehouse employees to distribution […]

College-Bound Seniors: 2021 Scholarship Applications Are Open!

Are you the total academic package? Great grades, president of all the clubs, and a community-minded champion? If so, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company encourages you to apply for the $20,000 Coca-Cola Scholars program no later than October 31, 2020. For more than 30 years, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has distributed annual scholarship awards to […]

Tennis, Anyone?

  Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is excited to announce that BODYARMOR LYTE has been selected as the Official Sports Drink of the US Open Tennis Championships. This year’s event will take place at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York from August 31 – September 3, 2020.  […]

Thank You to Our First Responders

Thanking our First Responders during the COVID-19 crisis was important to us. That’s why Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Bottling Company recently sent out a special order of more than 800 cases of assorted beverages, totaling over 19,000 bottles and cans. Along with a handwritten thank-you note, our staff delivered a variety of products to 194 fire […]

OZARKS COCA-COLA/DR PEPPER BOTTLING COMPANY ANNOUNCES THREE EXECUTIVE PROMOTIONS 

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is pleased to announce the promotions of Michelle Heidt to Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Steve Williams to Vice President of Operations, and John Richardson to Vice President of Sales. The promotions of Williams and Richardson became official earlier in 2019, and Heidt’s was authorized at the […]

Wanted: Thirsty Athletes!

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is excited to offer BodyArmor Premium Sports Drink in area retail stores. These enhanced beverage options for athletes feature all-natural flavors and sweeteners, plus have no colors from artificial sources. The replenishing blend comes in a variety of flavors and sizes, with products that include Sports Drink, low-calorie BodyArmor Lyte, […]

The Ozarks is home to TWO 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars!

Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company is proud to announce that the 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars Class of 2018 includes two Arkansas students from our Ozarks regional distribution area. Pablo Manon attends Har-Ber High School in Springdale, and Ty West is a student at Fayetteville Senior High School. The two were part of a select group of 150 seniors […]