PLANO, TEXAS — The Dr Pepper Snapple Group has acquired the Davis Beverage Group and Davis Bottling Co., Bethlehem, Pa. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The acquisition includes a 42-county distribution territory covering most of the Eastern half of Pennsylvania, excluding the Philadelphia area, as well as Western and Central New Jersey. Dr Pepper Snapple Group said it will gain glass package manufacturing capabilities and assume control of the distribution of many of its brands, including 7UP, Snapple, A&W, Canada Dry and Sunkist, as well as allied brands such as Bai5, FIJI, Vita Coco and Neuro, among others, in the newly acquired territory.

The expansion builds on efforts to strengthen the company’s route to market, improve operating efficiency and leverage its integrated business model, according to the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.