Trump Best on Free-Enterprise, Biden Best on Pandemic, Bottlers Say
November 2, 2020
Tomorrow, voters will go to the polls to elect the next President of the United States. Beverage bottlers will watch the results as closely as anyone, to assess the potential impact to the industry’s bottom line during the next four years. With that in mind, BD asked bottling system executives to answer a simple question: “Who do you hope wins the presidency, and why?”...
Ball, North America’s largest aluminum can maker, estimates that shortages for the package in the US this year will top 10 billion cans, according to a Credit Suisse synopsis of the company’s Oct. 6 investor meeting. More details of what's at stake ...
Talks Acquisition Strategy, Can Shortage, Hard Seltzer Opportunity
October 13, 2020
Until the COVID-19 pandemic, European-based private label and contract manufacturer Refresco had been on an acquisition tear since purchasing Cott’s North American soft drink operations in January of 2018. Deals last year stretched from Arizona to ...
In the Q&A below, Goist discusses in greater detail Refresco’s acquisition outlook. BD also asks about can shortages and the hard seltzer category. But first, some background and context.
For the second time in four years, PepsiCo and key bottling system executives met online instead of in person for an annual meeting to review the next year’s marketing and distribution plan. The following details of the meeting are based on information provided by multiple sources.
Coke’s far-reaching global reorganization raises deep questions for Coca-Cola North America (CCNA). Coke will pare 17 existing global business units to nine. Plus CCNA looks to shed non-carb assets, and a new leader takes over with lessons from Latin America.