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DFW Airport Anniversary Marked on Pepsi Cans

The Pepsi
Bottling Group will commemorate Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport’s
30th Anniversary Year by issuing six million cans of Diet Pepsi sporting
the DFW logo. The commemorative can will be available throughout North
Texas retail locations beginning Labor Day weekend. “We congratulate our partners at DFW International Airport for 30 years of
success and service to travelers and the Metroplex community,” said Rick
Almquist, Vice President and General Manager for Pepsi Bottling Group’s
Texas Market Unit. “This Airport has become an institution in North Texas
and we look forward to bringing the great taste of Pepsi to DFW visitors
for many years to come.”

Pepsi began production of 250,000 cases of Diet Pepsi on Tuesday, August
24, and each can features a panel with the DFW logo and the phrase
“Celebrating 30 Years of Service, 1974-2004.” Pepsi officials joined DFW
executives to watch the first cans roll off the production line today,
including CEO Jeff Fegan, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Cox, Executive
Vice President of Diversity and Administration Linda Valdez Thompson, Vice
President of Procurement and Materials Management John White, and Vice
President of Public Affairs Ken Capps. The cans will be available to the
general public in six-packs, 12-packs and 24-packs.

“We are grateful for Pepsi’s support of DFW’s 30th anniversary and
recognition of our role as the economic engine for North Texas,” says Jeff
Fegan, chief executive officer of DFW. “As this 30th anniversary year
comes to a close, we have enjoyed reflecting on the past and looking
forward to the grand openings of International Terminal D, the SkyLink
people mover system and the Grand Hyatt hotel next year. And it will be
great to go to the grocery store and see DFW logos on those Pepsi cans
just in time for the last hurrah of summer and those holiday barbecues and
family get-togethers.”

The Airport and Pepsi have enjoyed a business partnership for the last
nine years, with Pepsi recognized as the “Official Cola” of DFW
International Airport.

Pepsi will also provide samples of the commemorative cans at upcoming DFW
events including the North Texas Commission/DFW 30th Anniversary luncheon
on August 30th and the September 1st “Endless Summer Bash” for travelers
presented by the Airport’s Holiday Helpers group.


The cans will be distributed after Labor Day across the North Texas area
(Dallas, Fort Worth, East Texas, Lufkin, & Waco). Pepsi has previously
issued commemorative cans in honor of other North Texas institutions such
as Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, The Science Place in Dallas and the