Consumer Interest in Single-Serve Beverage Mixes on The Rise
April 30, 2021
Consumer Interest in Single-Serve Beverage Mixes on The Rise. “The pandemic accelerated this whole idea of ‘enhance my water.’” One brand that stands to gain from an increasing and potentially disruptive consumer acceptance of single-serve beverage mixes is Nuun (pronounced Noon). The 16-year-old hydration brand is among a number of just-add-water mixes that have translated functionality to a powdered domain previously focused more on lemonade, punch and tea. Growth for single-serve beverage mixes will be driven by:
Companies Confident in Pricing Strength Amid Commodity Inflation
April 20, 2021
Progress in Away-From-Home Consumption Key for Coke, PepsiCo Companies Confident in Pricing Strength Amid Commodity Inflation. On April 15, PepsiCo reported first-quarter earnings results, followed by Coca-Cola yesterday. Both reports were complicated in various ways by the lapping of pandemic pantry loading last year. The companies are now...
Higher Costs Signal Pricing Actions to Ease Burden
April 20, 2021
As Covid Subsides, Challenges Remain for Coke and Pepsi Bottlers. Since the US outbreak of the COVID-19 virus more than a year ago, BD has tracked the crisis through the eyes of beverage executives in the Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and independent bottling systems. Our latest informal survey asked bottlers what has improved and what they continue to grapple with on the way to a new normal that has yet to be defined. The following is a synopsis of contributions from more than a dozen bottling executives...
Convenience Channel Shows Improvement as Mobility Increases
April 1, 2021
In BD’s March 18 edition, BD flagged the possibility of swings in category and channel performance once US syndicated data cycled pandemic-related pantry loading from a year ago. As lockdowns lift, new data suggests...