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May 15, 2015

In this issue:

  • CNBC, Business News and the Beverage Business -- CNBC Editor-in-Chief Nik Deogun and 'Squawk on the Street' Co-Anchor Sara Eisen On Program For BD's June Conference June 15th in NYC.
  • Keurig Green Mountain Reports Slim Sales Growth and Profit Decline. Plans Remedial Measures. Keurig KOLD Will Debut in the Fall in a Few Markets. Will Not Be Nationally Sold Until End of 2016. Questions Raised by Some About Pricing of the KOLD Pods and Machines.
  • Mars Candy Producer Backs 'Limitation on Added Sugars' and New Labeling Provisions.
  • Multi-Channel Retail CSDs 1st Qtr 2015: Volume Down. Dollars Up. And Pricing Up Nearly +4%. Coke Out-Performs Pepsi in Dollars With Bigger Price Increase. Diets Still Sagging.
  • Coke's Overall CSD Portfolio and PepsiCo's Mt. Dew Sell for Highest Retail Prices.
  • CSD Consumption Down by About -12 Gals Per Person Since 2004. Water Way Up.
  • Nearly 25% of Total Diet CSD Volume Has Evaporated in the Last Decade.
  • Plus, As In Every Issue: Territory Changes and Deals, People and Briefs.

Green Sheet supplement:

  • First Quarter 2015 Multi-Channel Take-Home Soft Drinks, Two Data Sets.One data set covers supermarkets, convenience/gas stores, drug chains and "all other" (including Wal-Mart, some dollar stores, some club stores); the other data set covers a similar multi-channel universe with separate tallies for supermarkets, C-stores and drug chains. Both sets cover CSD companies and the top-10 brands.

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