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September 25, 2014

In this issue:

  • PepsiCo Chairman/CEO Indra Nooyi Joins BD's December Conference Program. December 8th in NYC.
  • Report: Culprit in Obesity May Be Decreased Activity -- Not Increased Calories. Overall Caloric Intake Is Flat, And Calories From Beverages Are Down. New Industry Initiative.
  • Coke Is Trying to Revive 'Surge.' Initially Sold Only on Amazon. E-Commerce Experiment.
  • CSDs Have Been Mainly Down in Volume and Up in Price This Year. Dollars Have Been Mainly Down.
  • Spirits Business Posting Overall Growth and Growth Across Most Categories in the U.S. Vodka Holds Big Lead.
  • Declines of Diet CSDs and Growth of Regulars Nets to Overall CSD Volume Declines.
  • Cola Continues To Fall. Segment's Retail Share Now Below 50 in the CSD Category.
  • Plus, As In Every Issue: Territory Changes and Deals, People and Briefs.

Green Sheet supplement:

  • 7UP Bottler Territory Map.  Shows 7UP 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. 7UP bottling plants and their owners.

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