Offers View on Small Health-Oriented Brands at Coke
June 23, 2022
As Honest co-founder Seth Goldman races to get his new ready-to-drink tea to market in the aftermath of Coca-Cola’s decision to discontinue Honest tea, there is one thing he is sure of for now. He won’t try to build a...
At-home Demand Fueled Sports, Water Categories. Pricing Accelerated
March 17, 2022
The plain bottled water, enhanced water, and sports drinks categories all posted volume, dollar and pricing gains at US retail in 2021 as the global pandemic continued to spur at-home consumption. Pricing in all non-carb retail categories tracked by BD posted accelerated growth for the full year, compared to the first-nine months of 2021. The higher pricing was triggered in part by escalating input costs for beverage makers, who took pricing actions to protect or recover profit margins. The table provides a snapshot of the non-carb categories tracked by BD for the full-year 2021. The Green Sheet on the following page provides further detail.
PepsiCo CFO Speaks To Strategy Behind Recently Disclosed Investment
March 17, 2022
In December, PepsiCo disclosed for the first time a stake in online bulk grocery retailer Boxed. The disclosure was prompted by the start of trading for Boxed as a public company by way of a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. PepsiCo had first invested in the privately held Boxed ...
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....