Pepsi Adds Mid-Year Hikes for Brisk Concentrate, and Finished Rockstar, Bang
June 7, 2022
Concentrate pricing for major soft drinks brands including Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and Dr Pepper rose in the US by between +6.4% and +8.0% in 2022 compared to 2021, according to pricing memos obtained by BD. Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Coke Zero Sugar rose...
Private Label CSDs Fails to Make Inroads Amid Inflationary Crisis
June 7, 2022
Private label carbonated soft drinks (CSD) at US retail were unable to make progress in the first quarter of this year even though shoppers are facing unprecedented inflation at the grocery. As shown in the table, Private label CSD dollar sales barely grew in a category that was up more than...
Sprite Passes Diet Coke in Top-10 CSD Ranking, Nearly Tied With Dr Pepper
May 16, 2022
Annually, BD publishes estimated volume and value sales data for the US liquid refreshment beverages (LRB) market, as well as categories including carbon- ated soft drinks (CSD), and energy drinks. The data included in this special issue estimates beverage sales for all measured and unmeasured channels, including packaged retail, foun- tain, and vending. At retail, drinks measured are generally single-serve, direct-store-delivered (DSD) beverages. The fountain channel includes restaurants, sports and entertainment venues, and other foodservice outlets. BD now includes chilled juice in this report and in the annual Fact Book (available for purchase HERE)...
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1. Tropicana offered a cereal made to be eaten with orange juice.
2. Gatorade applied for a trademark for a virtual beverage.
3. Coke Zero Sugar launched a flavor called Byte that it says tastes like a computer pixel.
CEOs of Coke, PepsiCo Sound Notes of Caution as Inflation Grows, Persists
May 9, 2022
Plus: Energy Growth Decelerates in Convenience Channel. Snapple Plays Pricing Catch Up. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Keurig Dr Pepper all reported first-quarter earnings the week of April 25. The effect of inflationary pricing on consumer demand was a hot topic during earnings calls for investors. In an interview with BD, Coca-Cola CFO John Murphy...
Expects No. 2 Sports Drink Brand to Double Sales Within Four to Five Years
May 9, 2022
Late last month, former Chobani executive Federico Muyshondt took over as CEO
of BodyArmor, the sports drink and electrolyte water company that Coca-Cola purchased
in full last November. Born in Miami and raised in El Salvador, Muyshondt recalls his early introduction to the shiny US consumer packaged goods market by way of...
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 ...
Last year’s US carbonated soft drink market notched unprecedented retail pricing growth, driving up category dollar sales by +8.1% on volume that declined -1.1%, according to BD data. As the table below shows, CSD pricing jumped +9.3% in 2021, which represented...
Brand ‘Turns The Page’ On Bolt24. Retains Watermelon Juice, Sea Salt
February 23, 2022
Gatorade will officially announce tomorrow the introduction of a new electrolyte drink called Gatorade Fit, which began reaching store shelves nationally this month. Gatorade Fit targets “nutritionally discerning athletes,” who avoid ...