Danbury lobbying Pepsi

Danbury lobbying Pepsi

There are 68 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Feb 12, 2008, titled Danbury lobbying Pepsi. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

State and local officials are lobbying hard to convince the Pepsi Bottling Group to move its headquarters from Somers, N.Y. to Danbury.

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PBG for Life

Pleasanton, CA

#1 Feb 12, 2008
Coke sucks!
WestchesterNativ e

Boston, MA

#2 Feb 12, 2008
This is awsome! Woohoo! Good news for Danbury!
VOZ DE LA RAZON

Danbury, CT

#3 Feb 12, 2008
well, the lure of racial discord is sure to appeal to them.(and many other international corporations that might have considered moving here).

boughton=clueless putz
the_truth

Avon, CT

#4 Feb 12, 2008
Traffic going down Old Ridgebury Road toward Mill Plain Road and the eastbound onramp on I-84 around 5PM is already bad because of the Corporate Center Traffic, Boehringer and Belimo. Tear down some stuff downtown for the Pepsi folks to come to town and start to clean up and gentrify downtown Danbury!

“Deluxe Apartment In The Sky”

Since: Jan 08

Scenic Danbury Connecticut

#5 Feb 12, 2008
This potential Pepsi deal may lose it's fizz and get canned when they see the bottleneck that we have at rush hour on I84.
FINAL THRUST

Danbury, CT

#6 Feb 12, 2008
the_truth wrote:
Tear down some stuff downtown for the Pepsi folks to come to town and start to clean up and gentrify downtown Danbury!
that would fit perfectly into Boughton's other lie about "wanting to retain the NEW ENGLAND CHARM of Danbury."
yeah, um, let's bulldoze turn of the century buildings to sell sugar water...that'll show them mex'kins,
the_truth

Avon, CT

#8 Feb 12, 2008
I was thinking of either that digusting shopping center at the corner of White Plain and Main or in that land opposite the condos that are going to be built on Kennedy Ave.
George

Pleasanton, CA

#9 Feb 12, 2008
Pepsi could care less about Danbury's anti-illegal stance. This decision will be made on economics. The New York site is probably leveraging Danbury for a better deal on it's existing lease. Besides, South America is Coke territory.

Since: Jan 08

Palm Bay, FL

#10 Feb 12, 2008
THEY DONT LOVE HIM THEY JUST DO NOT KNOW ANY BETTER
CINNAMONIGRANTS

Danbury, CT

#13 Feb 12, 2008
CRIMMIGRINTS wrote:
Many companies find Danbury appealing now that the ICE partnership has been approved by both the Repubs and the Dems, to get rid of the invading hordes of criminal illegal aliens, who thumb their noses at Americas laws.
let me try one:

many companies now find Danbury appealing knowing that their employees can wile away company time while following the online antics of ILLEGAL AND LOVING IT!

hey, YOU lie...I lie...

IMMIGRANTS, NOW WITH CINNAMON!

Since: Oct 07

Danbury, CT

#17 Feb 12, 2008
CRIMMIGRINTS wrote:
ICE ICE BABY
ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL
AHH HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
Zzzzz.... so *ANYWAY*... how about that PEPSI, huh? I hear they might be coming to Danbury!
CAPPY McCAPSLOCKS

Danbury, CT

#18 Feb 12, 2008
CRIMMIGRINTS wrote:
ICE ICE BABY
ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL
AHH HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
AAAAAAWAWAWAWAWAWAWZOINKZOINKZ OINK!!!

ILLEGAL BABIES ON ICE PEPSI UFO'S! HAHAHAHA!

LOL! CIA! UFO! ROTFL! DRI! COC!
You all suck

Boston, MA

#19 Feb 12, 2008
Actually, Pepsi is one of the companies responsible for the influx of immigrants to the Danbury area. Pepsi and a few other US companies had locations in Minais, Brazil, and relocated some of their employees to this area, who in turn brought some family and so on. Supposedly 90% of the population of one Brazilian city in Minais immigrated to Danbury according to O Globo, a Brazilian News agency.
VOZ DE LA RAZON wrote:
well, the lure of racial discord is sure to appeal to them.(and many other international corporations that might have considered moving here).
boughton=clueless putz
You all suck

Boston, MA

#20 Feb 12, 2008
I live in that area. It's not bad because of the local traffic, it's bad because all of the people who work in New York and live in Brookfield, Newtown, New Fairfield and New Milford get off the highway to bypass the traffic on 84. In fact every road heading in and out of Western Danbury is littered with people trying to grab a shortcut, which effectively screws up the local traffic.
the_truth wrote:
Traffic going down Old Ridgebury Road toward Mill Plain Road and the eastbound onramp on I-84 around 5PM is already bad because of the Corporate Center Traffic, Boehringer and Belimo. Tear down some stuff downtown for the Pepsi folks to come to town and start to clean up and gentrify downtown Danbury!
Jenny

Traverse City, MI

#21 Feb 12, 2008
Don't fall for it. Pepsi is playing one town off against another to get a cheaper deal. They won't move. If they did, it would be because they got a deal that would basically involve the town providing them funding to build, or rehab a facility, and allow them to pay next to nothing in tax, which the city would then make up for by raising tax on the citizens.

There would be no new jobs for citizens of Danbury, as Pepsi would demand illegal aliens as they would be cheaper, and again, another increased burden on Danbury.

Pepsi would then move away the next time any deal expires or break the deal in a few years when they got an even better deal. These deals are about corporations like Pepsi to have a free ride, while making citizens have to carry the load, and not get anything back in return like jobs and tax dollars.

Voz de la racist, Pepsi isn't an international corporation, it's an American corporation. However if it wants to declare itself as such, I'll stop buying it.
You all suck

Boston, MA

#22 Feb 12, 2008
Yeah, because big businesses hate cheap labor, right.
CRIMMIGRINTS wrote:
Many companies find Danbury appealing now that the ICE partnership has been approved by both the Repubs and the Dems, to get rid of the invading hordes of criminal illegal aliens, who thumb their noses at Americas laws.
Danbury obviously LOVES the leadership of Mark Boughton, as evidenced by his forth re-election by a landslide!
VOZ DE LA RAZON

Danbury, CT

#23 Feb 12, 2008
Jenny wrote:
Voz de la racist, Pepsi isn't an international corporation, it's an American corporation. However if it wants to declare itself as such, I'll stop buying it.
1- what do you buy that IS made in America?
2- how does defending the heritage of danbury make me a "racist."
3- Wal-Mart?
Insignificant Politician

Ansonia, CT

#24 Feb 12, 2008
They aren't moving a bottling plant to Dumbbury, therefore they won't seek the cheap labor - unless it's to mow the lawn.

More traffic coming from New York, not CT. Need to build Rt7 from Norwalk for the reverse commute. Poor Ridgefield will have to bear the brunt of that traffic jam. Too bad they wanted a greenway, they deserve what they get.
You all suck

Boston, MA

#25 Feb 12, 2008
Pepsi is a multinational. PEPSICO INTERNATIONAL
Pepsi-Cola began selling its products outside the United States and Canada in the mid-1930s, opening in the United Kingdom in 1936. Operations grew rapidly beginning in the 1950s. Today, PepsiCo beverages are available in more than 200 countries and territories. Brands include Aquafina, Gatorade and Tropicana.

In addition to brands marketed in the United States, PepsiCo International brands include Mirinda, Seven-Up and many local brands.

PepsiCo began its international snack food operations in 1966. Today, products are available in nearly 200 countries. Often PepsiCo snack food products are known by local names. These names include Gamesa and Sabritas in Mexico, Walkers in the United Kingdom, Simths in Australia, Matutano in Spain, Elma Chips in Brazil, and others. The company markets Frito-Lay brands on a global level, and introduces unique products for local tastes.
Jenny wrote:
Voz de la racist, Pepsi isn't an international corporation, it's an American corporation. However if it wants to declare itself as such, I'll stop buying it.
You all suck

Boston, MA

#26 Feb 12, 2008
PepsiCo Inc. operates in many countries considered to have oppressive regimes. It has subsidiaries in Burma, Mexico, the Philippines and Turkey, bottling plants in China and during the years of economic sanctions against South Africa, continued a sales and licensing agreement with a South African company.

PepsiCo owns Kentucky Fried Chicken, the world's largest quick-service chicken restaurant with outlets in 58 countries. KFC has been the focus of recent protests in India.

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