Carbonated soft drink demand in the US convenience retail channel grew during the week ending May 3 for the first time since early March, according to data from IRI. The data in the first table for the week ending May 3 is excerpted from a new CPG Demand Index produced by IRI. The data in the second table is excerpted from IRI’s companion CPG Inflation Tracker for the same week ending May 3...
Several recent reports by Credit Suisse Analyst Lauren Silberman and her team have outlined sales trends for the US restaurant sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an important sales channel for fountain and packaged beverages. The following are highlights from the reports...
In late April, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper reported first-quarter earnings. Those results, however, were less interesting that the outlook for the second quarter and the rest of the year. Below is a synopsis, culled by BD from earnings call transcripts, of actions the three companies are taking to adjust to market conditions during the crisis.
Bottlers Fight Back Against Single-Serve CSD Declines
May 6, 2020
Carbonated soft drink bottlers are facing lower margins due to a shift away from immediate consumption channels and packages such as 20-oz PET bottles to future consumption channels and packages such as 12-packs of 12-oz cans. The margin squeeze is a key reason for furloughs and job cuts at...
Analysts at Goldman Sachs, led by Bonnie Herzog, surveyed retail and wholesale contacts representing 33,000 US convenience & gas store locations, which represents about a fifth of that retail channel. Here are some of their findings:
A recent report by Credit Suisse Analyst Lauren Silberman and her team outlined trends in the US restaurant sector, which is an important sales channel for fountain and packaged beverages. Here are some of the points from the April 13 report that BD found most important for the beverage industry:
CEO Sees Challenging Second-Quarter. Says Crisis Response in Coke's 'DNA.'
April 21, 2020
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey emphasized the company’s resilience today as it reported first-quarter earnings amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are initial takeaways from today’s earnings release and company-hosted calls with Wall Street analysts and media: