Last week, I wrote about Dublin Bottling Works and its new line of bottled sodas, which the company, formerly known as Dublin Dr Pepper, distributes one small store or restaurant at a time, particularly in Austin, where company vice president Jeff Kloster lives (Kloster and his father Bill Kloster are the current co-majority owners). But there’s more to the story than just the rebirth of the company.
The Texas economy is one of the most robust in the world. Wildly profitable companies and ingenious entrepreneurs call this state home, and what happens here influences businesses around the nation. Here’s a slice of the profits, losses, big deals, and backroom decisions happening across Texas this week.
Nobody likes a know-it-all, but it still beats being ignorant. Brush up on a few stories people will surely be chattering about this weekend.