Dr Pepper Snapple profit falls on weak sales volume

July 24 Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:12am EDT

July 24 (Reuters) - Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc reported lower quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hurt by a decline in sales volume.

Net income was $155 million, or 76 cents per share, in the second quarter, down from $178 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier.

Excluding items, earnings were 84 cents per share.

Net sales fell to $1.61 billion from $1.62 billion a year earlier.