Closest Three-Way Parity Market? Charlotte, North Carolina
September 27, 2023
Green Sheet: Coca-Cola Gains Share in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Others.
Coca-Cola held a leading retail volume and dollar share of carbonated soft drinks last year in most major metro areas tracked by BD, as shown in the table below. Coke was the leading cola in most of those markets as well. More broadly, Coca-Cola was No. 1 by CSD volume share in...
Increased Velocity a Focus for Key Brands Like Pepsi, Gatorade, Bubly
September 27, 2023
Executives from PepsiCo’s company-owned and independent bottling system met recently in Dallas to discuss 2024 market plans. PepsiCo Beverages North America CEO Kirk Tanner opened the meeting with a challenge to strive for “five-star excellence” when it comes to selling, service, sustainability, profit, and market share. “Three-star is good enough. Five-star is exceptional,” he said. “It is all about resetting our expectation for
Dunkin’ has announced a line of Dunkin’ Spiked Iced Coffees and Iced Teas rolling out now to groceries and liquor stores in 12 states. The hard coffee drinks have 6% alcohol by volume while the hard teas contain 5% ABV. The coffee flavors are Original, Caramel, Mocha, and Vanilla. The tea flavors are Slightly Sweet, Half & Half (tea and lemonade), Strawberry Dragonfruit, and Mango Pineapple....
Wall Street analysts are on high alert for shifts in pricing and volume trends within the US consumer packaged goods sectors, including beverages. A worst-case scenario would be decelerating pricing growth without a corresponding bump in volume performance, which would depress dollar sales growth trends. In an Aug. 22 report, A/B Bernstein analyst Callum Elliott summed up the current state-of-play this way: “With the period of ...
Beverage pricing growth in the US for both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo is likely to decelerate during the second half of this year, mostly as the rate of input cost inflation slows, according to those companies’ leaders. During analyst calls and interviews with BD during the recent spate of second-quarter earnings reports, executives said pricing for the second half of this year will be driven primarily by increases already
Green Sheet Details Promotional Holiday Pricing in Five Markets
July 12, 2023
US consumers paid more for promoted carbonated soft drinks during this year’s Fourth of July holiday than last year at five chains surveyed by BD. Using store promotional circulars, BD compiled promotions at stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, Idaho Falls, and Miami, comparing them to deals from last year’s flyers. Both periods included the federal July 4th holiday. The Green Sheet with this story compiles promotions culled from the...
A year ago, I wrote that US beverage bottlers saw no “competitive stupid” retail soft drink pricing, as one person put it, during the Memorial Day weekend. This year, a quick informal survey of supermarket circulars across the country finds the same rational promotional landscape, even as pricing remains elevated.
The following is transcript of Beverage Digest's podcast, The Breeze, Episode 5. In this episode, industry expert John Sicher joins Beverage Digest Editor and Publisher Duane Stanford to break down their top takeaways from the just-released 28th Edition of Beverage Digest’s Fact Book. The Fact Book captures performance results for the full non-alcoholic drinks market, not just what’s measured by store scanners. That includes everything from groceries to the fountain channel, where a lot of brand activity happens. Listen in as they talk shop.
Our team has just released the 28th Edition of the Beverage Digest Fact Book, detailing 2022 in-depth sales results and other data across the US non-alcoholic beverage industry. This data differs from the quarterly data reports published in BD’s newsletters because it includes sales of packaged and fountain drinks across all channels, including retail stores and foodservice outlets.
Today’s special issue is a top-level view of that annual all-channel Fact Book report. The following pages cover major beverage companies, categories, trademarks, and brands. It’s your quick reference guide to how the biggest players are performing in both liquid refreshment beverages and carbonated soft drinks, and it provides a snapshot of the intense competition in the U.S. beverage business.
For much more detail into the numbers, you’ll want to purchase the full Fact Book, available HERE. This deep 67-page report covers CSDs, packaged water, sports drinks, energy drinks, juice, and ready-to-drink coffee and tea. It includes...