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

Lauren Hirsch

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's this week closed its merger with Keurig Green Mountain. The deal has cast uncertainty on Keurig Dr Pepper's so-called "Allied Brands," trendy drinks it distributes but does not own. Fiji announced this week it will leave Keurig Dr Pepper's distribution network.