Finished Non-Carb, Energy Beverages Also Decelerated
January 18, 2024
GREEN SHEETS included: Concentrate-Pricing-2024-01-18Concentrate list pricing for flagship Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and other carbonated soft drinks produced by US Coke bottlers rose +5.8% starting Jan. 1, according to BD sources. The increase is far less than the +27% increase implemented last July to cover higher input and product costs. At PepsiCo, concentrate pricing for brands including Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Diet Pepsi, Mtn Dew and other CSDs produced by...
Multi-serve Glass Bottle Planned for Spring. Single-Serve Version to Follow. Plus: Coke Expands Lemon-Dou to India.
December 19, 2023
Coca-Cola’s Red Tree Beverages is planning a spring launch of the US alcohol unit’s first wine-based product, named Minute Maid Spiked. The drink was developed for the large percentage of legal drinking age consumers who regularly mix alcohol into non-alcoholic juice and juice drinks, including Minute Maid products, Red Tree ...
As Pricing Growth Now Decelerates, Private Label Pressure Wanes.
December 19, 2023
Private label carbonated soft drink volume jumped +7.2% at US retail during the first nine months of this year, according to BD data, as persistent grocery inflation pressured price-sensitive consumers. Private label CSDs also gained a half-point of ...
Plus, Bubly Grows in 1H US Retail Data. Prepares Extension to Challenge Sparkling Ice.
In May, BD reported on a steep sales decline for Coca-Cola’s AHA sparkling water as the brand was delisted at Publix and Coke discontinued caffeinated versions. Now, Coca-Cola has confirmed to BD that AHA will be scaled back next year in the US as Coca-Cola focuses on Topo Chico. The decision comes as Coca-Cola and other major beverage producers focus on premium water segments, both still...
Coke Spiced, BodyArmor Zero, Bubly Burst, Dr Pepper Creamy Coconut Among Coming Launches
October 12, 2023
This year’s NACS expo for convenience store operators, held last week in Atlanta, provided a first look at product innovation from beverage makers in advance of Spring shelf resets. Buyers from both chain and independent small-store retailers attend the show. NACS is the primary trade association for the global convenience and fuel retailing industry. BD attended the event to walk the show floor. Here are some of the newest products shown:
ShineWater has introduced a new aluminum can package for its vitamin D infused line of flavored waters. The brand will phase out the use of plastic bottles in favor of the 16-oz cans by early 2024, according to the company. Meanwhile,...
Increased Velocity a Focus for Key Brands Like Pepsi, Gatorade, Bubly
September 27, 2023
Executives from PepsiCo’s company-owned and independent bottling system met recently in Dallas to discuss 2024 market plans. PepsiCo Beverages North America CEO Kirk Tanner opened the meeting with a challenge to strive for “five-star excellence” when it comes to selling, service, sustainability, profit, and market share. “Three-star is good enough. Five-star is exceptional,” he said. “It is all about resetting our expectation for