M. O. Minges moved from the western part of NC to
Greenville, with his wife
and 6 children.
1923 M. O. Minges
opened “The Orange Crush Bottling Company” in
1935 Mr. Minges
purchased the rights to sell Pepsi-Cola in 13 surrounding counties in
Eastern North Carolina. This included
County, where Pepsi-Cola was
1955 The company was
formed into 3 separate franchises:
New Bern. Each franchise was run by
2nd Generation Minges family members; Forrest Minges in New
Bern, Hoyt Minges in
Kinston and John F Minges in
2001 The 3 companies
were merged as one, reflecting the original franchise. The company is headed by 2
3rd Generation family members, Jeff Minges, President / CEO
Tom Minges, CFO /
2002 Minges Bottling
Group moved into our current location on Hwy 11 South in
2004 Miles Minges
4th Generation member, joins as full time employee, serving in our
Business Development department.
2004 Began selling
Minges Select Coffee and Tea.
2006 Started our own
transport company as a subsidiary of MBG, Beverage Transports, LLC.
Beverage Transports is based in Cheraw, SC and hauls drinks for us, as
well as other customers.
2006 Began a full-line
vending company, Select Vending, LLC which was based in New Bern.
2008 Expanded the
vending company to include food service and cafeterias. Changed
name to Select Food Service. Move that company to Kinston, NC.
2011 In June, we suffered the
unfortunate passing of Thomas E. Minges, former Chairman and CFO of Minges Bottling Group.