Fewer Price Hikes Expected in 2023. Promotional Activity to Remain Highly Selective
February 16, 2023
Plus: Updates on Alcohol Expansion, BodyArmor, SodaStream
A pressing question for 2023 is whether Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Keurig Dr Pepper will face a more challenging consumer and pricing environment later this year, especially in the US. Goldman Sachs estimates that by mid-January Americans had spent down...
Monster Targets Liquid Death, Celsius, Hard Mtn Dew With 2023 Launches
February 1, 2023
The Beast Unleashed Alcohol Offering to Walk Careful Line, CEO Makes Clear
Monster Beverage executives announced they will use a new in-house non-alcoholic beverage incubator called Monarchy to distribute brands that aren’t yet large enough for partner Coca-Cola’s direct store delivery system. Monarchy will be operated out of...
G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, PepsiCo’s largest fully independent US franchise bottler, is preparing to distribute Hard Mtn Dew on the same “blue trucks” that distribute Pepsi-Cola and other non-alcoholic brands. In an interview at BD’s Future Smarts conference in New York on Dec. 5, G&J CEO Tim Trant said the Cincinnati-based company has applied for beer distribution licenses ...
Bang Energy, whose parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection, announced today that it will expand to the UK and Ireland. Meanwhile, the brand told retailers and distributors last week that the words “Fuel Your Destiny” will replace “Super Creatine” at the top center of the brand’s