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Vermont’s soft drink beverage association formed in the late 1980s as an organization to promote the members’ business interests.  Concerns over the state’s bottle deposit law, taxes and other political actions that increased the costs of our products and negatively influenced the working environment of our employees provided the impetus for our 4 family owned beverage companies to form an association.  Times have changed but Coca Cola of Northern New England, PepsiCo of South Burlington, Leader Beverage, Polar Beverage and Dr. Pepper continue to provide quality beverages to Vermont consumers and excellent jobs for Vermont citizens.  Our member companies are good environmental stewards recognized as zero waste, environmentally progressive businesses.