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July 24, 2014

In this issue:

  • On Program for BD's Next Conference -- December 8th in NYC: Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young. Keurig Green Mountain CEO Brian Kelley. ABA CEO Susan Neely.
  • CSDs First Half 2014: Volume and Dollars Down. Coke and Pepsi Pricing Up Less Than +1%. Coke Out-Performs in CSDs. PL Hammered. PepsiCo Out-Performs in LRBs.
  • Energy Drinks Post 1st Half Volume Growth of +5.4%. Slowed in the 2nd Quarter. Monster's Share Up, Red Bull Down. Pricing About Flat. C-Stores Dominate.
  • PepsiCo Is Changing the Color of Pepsi Packaging to Lighter Blue.
  • The Arizona Legal Saga: Vultaggio vs Ferolito in Court.
  • Beverages Are Growth Business in Europe -- Compared to Almost Everything Else.
  • Coke Posts +3% Global Volume Growth in 2nd Qtr. North America Flat. Executives Stress Importance of 'Smaller Packages.' Re-Franchise to 'Handful' of Regional Bottlers.
  • PepsiCo's Americas Beverages Volume Up +0.5%. North America CSDs Down -2%, Non-Carbs +1%.
  • New Study Shows Shift From CSDs to Bottled Water. More Are Drinking More.
  • Plus, As In Every Issue: Territory Changes and Deals, People and Briefs.

Green Sheet supplement:

  • First Half 2014 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 larger multi-channel universe. Both sets cover CSD companies and the top-10 brands.

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