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“It’s a great environment to work in. It’s a great community to raise kids in. It’s a great community to live in and also do business.” - Pete Caruso, Sr.
Black Bear Bottling Group was founded in 1961 by Phil "Papa Bear" Caruso along with his father, uncle, and two brothers. Twelve years ago, this family-owned and -operated company made its new home in Oak Creek, where it has continued to produce high quality sodas in an array of classic and creative flavors. Since the move, the Caruso family purchased a second warehouse across the street from its original bottling facility, expanding its space to over 130,000 square feet in the City of Oak Creek.
Black Bear Soda has received an incredible amount of support from Oak Creek families rallying behind their business. Being a community that cherishes both family and hard work, Oak Creek is thrilled to have three generations of Carusos knee-deep in producing gourmet soda right around the corner. Although the location of Oak Creek is key to Black Bear Soda’s success, the support of the community is what keeps the Caruso family bottling sodas enthusiastically each and every year they are a part of this city.