July 13, 2001
|Country of origin||United States|
Royal Crown Cola was born from the efforts of a young pharmacist in Columbus, Georgia, USA in 1905. After a disagreement with a local Coca-Cola bottler, Claud A. Hatcher began creating his own soft drinks. the line was "Chero-Cola", followed by Royal Crown Ginger Ale, Royal Crown Strawberry and Royal Crown Root Beer. The company was renamed Chero-Cola, and in 1928 called Nehi Corporation after its colored and flavored drinks. In 1934 Chero-Cola was reformulated and rereleased as Royal Crown Cola. Later the company introduced the first diet cola, Diet Rite, and the first decaffeinated cola, RC 100. In October 2000, Royal Crown was acquired by Cadbury-Schweppes.
In 2001, all international RC-branded businesses were sold to Cott Beverages of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and are operated as Royal Crown Cola International, which handles RC Cola products outside the United States. In the US, distribution is handled by Dr Pepper Snapple Group
RC Cola was introduced to Latvia in June 2010, and the United Kingdom in May 2011, and sold at Asda supermarkets in 2 liter bottles. in november 2013 asda stop selling it the drink was then sold in B&M stores and home bargains but was phased out over 2014