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September 12, 2014

In this issue:

  • BD's Next Conference Will Be Held December 8th in NYC. Presidents of Coke Consolidated and Harris Teeter Supermarkets Join Program.
  • Former Coke Lawyer Haynes Offers Explanations and Insights on Coke Re-Franchising. 'New Business Model Very Attractive' for Those Who Want to Participate in Re-Franchising.
  • Report: Monster Plans Transition from Bud Distributors to Coke Bottlers -- But Not Until Deal Closes.
  • Coke and Pepsi Products Have Started to Appear on Amazon.
  • Data Speculation: Can Pepsi Pass Diet Coke and Regain the #2 Ranking? It Could Be Close.
  • Heavy Focus Coming on Coke's Contour Bottle. Coke Says 2015 Is 100th Anniversary of Package.
  • Nielsen Says Groceries Are "Starting to Show Promise" in E-Commerce. Computers Dominate in the U.S. for E-Commerce Use. Smartphone Use Heavy in Asia/Africa.
  • August U.S. Retail Results: Coke Out-Performs in LRBs and CSDs. Pepsi Pricing Up Most.
  • Plus, As In Every Issue: Territory Changes and Deals, People and Briefs.

Green Sheet supplement:

  • Pepsi-Cola Bottler Territory Map.  Shows Pepsi-Cola 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. Pepsi-Cola bottling plants and their owners.

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