About Us: History

History of Pepsi Cola
of Bristol and the Hudson Valley

Tom Tenney, in 1946, purchased the Pepsi-Cola Newburgh Bottling Company, Inc. from Harold Gottfried. Pepsi-Cola Newburgh Bottling Company, Inc., under Mr. Tenney’s guidance, expanded to bottle, distribute and sell Pepsi and allied products in its present service area of Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, and Putnam counties in New York.

After World War II, Tom bottled Pepsi on DuPont Avenue in Newburgh, until December 1979. Pepsi-Cola Newburgh Bottling Company, Inc., in 1946, was a mere shadow of our major competitor. Today, after many years of dedicated efforts by many past and present employees as well as a continued reinvestment of profits, the Company has flourished.

In June 1996, we proudly moved into our present facility located at One Pepsi Way. ContentImageLayout_1.png

Our success enabled Pepsi-Cola Newburgh Bottling Company, Inc. the opportunity to purchase another successful Pepsi-Cola franchise, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Bristol, Connecticut in January 1990. The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Bristol originated in 1934 when Jacob Silver purchased the Bristol Bottling Works.Pepsi-Cola-of-Bristol-Southington-CT-Location.png

Successful, profitable business ventures do not just happen. It is a gradual business process based on sound judgement, hard work and determination. This has occurred and continues at both locations.


Over the years, each company has added other successful brands including products such as Gatorade, Schweppes, Lipton, A & W, YooHoo, Sunkist, Ocean Spray, Hawaiian Punch and various other products. Pepsi and the majority of the products are produced at our production co-ops which are: Clinton’s Ditch Cooperative, Cicero, NY; Epic, Inc., Ayer, MA; CPF, Inc., Ayer, MA and Northeast Hotfill, Ayer, MA.

We are proud of our history and of our past accomplishments, but we are a Company not about to rest on our laurels. We are a Company committed to improving our operations, adjusting to change in the working environment, and most of all to growth. We believe that progress is best served when we savor the past but look to the future realizing that today’s actions, decisions, and spirit of competitiveness provides us with the foundation and the tools necessary to be the best we can be.