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Pepsi suddenly scarce in Thailand after bottler breakup

A man carries a bag with ice past a cooler with an advertisement for est sodas in Bangkok January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

A man carries a bag with ice past a cooler with an advertisement for est sodas in Bangkok January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

A man carries a bag with ice past a cooler with an advertisement for est sodas in Bangkok January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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A customer walks past a shelf of soft drinks, including Pepsi and est sodas, in a supermarket in Bangkok January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

A customer walks past a shelf of soft drinks, including Pepsi and est sodas, in a supermarket in Bangkok January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

A customer walks past a shelf of soft drinks, including Pepsi and est sodas, in a supermarket in Bangkok January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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A man holds a can of est soda he is drinking in Bangkok January 28, Serm Suk Pcl, Pepsi's bottler and partner of 59 years, has launched "est", its own soft drink, that has knocked Pepsi off store shelves, saying that it garnered 19 percent of Thailand's $1.8 billion cola market in just two months following its November 2, 2012 launch. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

A man holds a can of est soda he is drinking in Bangkok January 28, Serm Suk Pcl, Pepsi's bottler and partner of 59 years, has launched "est", its own soft drink, that has knocked Pepsi off store shelves, saying that it garnered 19 percent of...more

A man holds a can of est soda he is drinking in Bangkok January 28, Serm Suk Pcl, Pepsi's bottler and partner of 59 years, has launched "est", its own soft drink, that has knocked Pepsi off store shelves, saying that it garnered 19 percent of Thailand's $1.8 billion cola market in just two months following its November 2, 2012 launch. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa
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