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  • Jan 28, 2014

    Frank Stewart was looking for a way to supplement his income as a schoolteacher, so he decided to open up a root beer stand in 1924 to sell Stewart’s Root Beer in tall, frosty mugs. Patrons...

  • Dec 18, 2013

    Canadian pharmacist and chemist John McLaughlin opened a small plant in Toronto, Canada, in 1890 to manufacture soda water, which he sold in siphons to drugstores as a mixer for fruit juices and...

  • Nov 26, 2013

    Without the Civil War, there would be no Vernors. Before the conflict began, James Vernor, a Detroit pharmacist, had concocted a new drink. When Vernor was called off to war in 1862, he stored the...

  • Nov 21, 2013

    We grow up reading about wishes in fairy tales – making a wish upon a star or having a genie from a bottle grant three wishes – but sometimes a wish can be granted in real life too,...

  • Nov 14, 2013

    Ninety-five years have passed since the generally regarded end of “the war to end all wars,” and we celebrate veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We’re proud that many former military personnel and veterans have found their place among our ranks, including Lain Hancock, our executive vice president of human resources

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