Sees Chance to Elevate C-Store Java with Espresso and Technology
November 30, 2023
US Retail Stores Provide Consumer Experience to Seed Brand, Leader Says.
In Atlanta’s trendy and redeveloping historic West End neighborhood, the location for Coca-Cola’s newest Costa Coffee retail shop speaks to the brand’s aspiration. The cafe is a short walk from the Atlanta Beltline, a multi-use trail and revitalization project that attracts droves of active young Atlantans for everything from jogging and dog walking to brewpub hopping. These are the kinds of people that seek premium-priced coffee and have the means to pay for it. The new Costa store, a few miles from...
First 100 Days Crucial to Fast Start, Executives Say
November 2, 2023
Coca-Cola’s North America Operating Unit hosted executives from its franchised bottling system in Houston recently to discuss market plans for 2024. The theme for the meeting was, “Go for Gold! Olympian Performance.” That’s a nod to the company’s long-time sponsorship of the Olympic Games, which will be hosted next year in Paris and serve as the backdrop for a major summer marketing push. Next year...
The third-quarter earnings season for the big-3 non-alcoholic beverage companies kicked off Tuesday with PepsiCo. Coca-Cola and Keurig Dr Pepper report the week of Oct. 23. Investors and analysts are watching for signs that consumers are pulling back on beverage purchases amid persistent inflationary grocery pricing and...
Closest Three-Way Parity Market? Charlotte, North Carolina
September 27, 2023
Green Sheet: Coca-Cola Gains Share in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Others.
Coca-Cola held a leading retail volume and dollar share of carbonated soft drinks last year in most major metro areas tracked by BD, as shown in the table below. Coke was the leading cola in most of those markets as well. More broadly, Coca-Cola was No. 1 by CSD volume share in...
‘We Want to be the Most Approachable Energy Drink.’
Zoa Energy, launched more than two years ago by celebrity Co-founder Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is seeking a new equilibrium. In a category where the fastest growth is coming from brands like Celsius that appeal to women as much as men, Zoa has brightened its visual identity, slimmed down its can, taken out the sugar, and cast a wider net. “We’re normalizing...
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
Sports, Energy Category Consumers Driven By 'Impulse' Over 'Function,' Study Concludes
September 22, 2023
The Neuro-market researchers at Alpha-Diver, in partnership with Beverage Digest, have produced a “Sports and Energy Drinks Deep Dive” report extracted from The Bev50 study conducted and released earlier this summer. Click to download this free report....