Move May Open Space for Coca-Cola With Coffee ‘Pleasant Surprise’
May 25, 2021
On May 14, BD broke news of Coke’s decision to discontinue Coca-Cola Energy in the US and Canada by the end of this year. The cola-flavored energy drink didn’t perform as expected in the US after its debut a year and a half ago, just ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mass...
Plus: IRI Sees Return To Parity Between At-Home And Away-From Home Food Sales
April 30, 2021
Plus: IRI Sees Return To Parity Between At-Home And Away-From Home Food Sales. Late in the first quarter of this year, US soft drink retail sales begin to cycle the impact of pandemic-related pantry loading last year. To get a baseline understanding of the extent to which elevated retail sales are sticking now that pandemic lockdowns are easing, BD compared data from the first quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2019 (instead of 2020).
Companies Confident in Pricing Strength Amid Commodity Inflation
April 20, 2021
Progress in Away-From-Home Consumption Key for Coke, PepsiCo Companies Confident in Pricing Strength Amid Commodity Inflation. On April 15, PepsiCo reported first-quarter earnings results, followed by Coca-Cola yesterday. Both reports were complicated in various ways by the lapping of pandemic pantry loading last year. The companies are now...