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October 10, 2014

In this issue:

  • Coca-Cola Co, Dr Pepper Snapple, PepsiCo Executives Plus Other Leading Executives and Experts On BD's December Conference Program. December 8th in NYC.
     
  • Speculation on Possible Changes at Coke. Major Cost Reduction Program Coming?
     
  • Beverage Stocks 9 Months 2014: Keurig Green Mountain Top Performer. SodaStream Collapses. PepsiCo Up +12.2%. Coke Up +3.3%.
     
  • 3rd Quarter Retail: Coke Out-Performs in CSDs. In LRBs, PepsiCo Wins in Volume; Coke, PepsiCo Tie in Dollars. Diets Still Getting Hammered.
     
  • PepsiCo's 3rd Quarter Americas Beverages Volume Flat. Global Volume Up +1%. New 'Spire' Fountain Equipment Now in Six Countries.
     
  • Package Downsizing Analysis: Volume Down, Mixed Results for Gross Profit. Household Penetration Down.
     
  • New Research: Importance of Social Media For Retail 'Over-Hyped.'
     
  • P&G and Unilever Get High Marks From Retailers On Category Leadership. PepsiCo #5. Coke #7. P&G Brings 'Insights and Ways In Which to Grow Total Category, Not Just Their Sales.'
     
  • Plus, As In Every Issue: Territory Changes and Deals, People and Briefs.
     

Green Sheet supplement:

  • Coca-Cola Bottler Territory Map.  Shows Coke U.S. bottler territories with state lines in color. Back lists multi- and single-franchise bottlers and their headquarters locations as well as locations of all U.S. Coke bottling plants and their owners.

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