Niagara Executive Anticipates ‘Relentless’ Cost Pressure Through 2022
November 17, 2021
Retail pricing has remained elevated this year for non-carbonated beverage categories tracked by BD. During the first nine-months of this year, all categories in the table on page 3 outpaced 2020 pricing at retail. This year’s pricing gains have been..
Repole and BA Executive Team to Guide Business as Separate Entity
November 1, 2021
Coca-Cola has paid $5.6 Billion to take full control of BodyArmor, securing the growing sports drink asset for Coke and its bottlers and setting up a likely expansion of the brand overseas. The deal announced ...
Hemp Rockstar, Plant-Based Starbucks Energy, Snapple Elements Reboot
October 12, 2021
This year’s NACS trade show in Chicago offered an early glimpse at innovation being sold into US convenience channel retailers for 2022. This story includes a BD slideshow of products featured at the show by Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Keurig Dr Pepper, and Monster. Below are select highlights based on details provided by the companies and NACS....
Company Shares 2022 Marketing, Product Innovation for North America
July 29, 2021
Riding a wave of increased investment and momentum, PepsiCo’s North American bottling system convened in June to discuss marketing and distribution plans for 2022. Bottling executives from the independent Pepsi system and company-owned operations attended the virtual meeting. Despite supply issues in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mood was upbeat, representing an optimism unmatched in recent years, sources told BD. This story is based on information from people who attended the meeting. This year...
Annually, BD publishes estimated volume and value sales data for the US liquid refreshment beverages (LRB) market, as well as categories including carbonated soft drinks (CSD), and energy drinks. The data included in this special issue estimates beverage consumption for all measured and unmeasured channels, including packaged retail, fountain, and vending. This report focuses on single-serve, direct-store- delivered (DSD) beverages. The fountain channel includes everything from restaurants, such as McDonald’s and Taco Bell, to sports venues.