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Dr Pepper's new limited edition football shaped bottle

In time for football season, Dr Pepper's launch this fall of a football-shaped, 21-oz single-serve bottle is scoring a touchdown with sports enthusiasts and Dr Pepper fans alike. With its pebbled surface, representation of “stitches” and “pigskin”-colored Dr Pepper full-body sleeve label from Gilbreth (, the eye-catching bottle was sponsored by the Bowl Championship Conference Series, PD learns from Darrell Bentley, senior packaging engineer for Dr Pepper, Plano, TX. Provided by Plastipak (, the limited-edition PET bottle is currently testing in select regions across the country and is priced at approximately $1, depending on the retailer. “Dr Pepper fans love it,” says Bentley. “The football bottle adds a unique twist for football parties and tailgating.”

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