During Beverage Digest’s recent Future Smarts conference in New York, Editor & Publisher Duane Stanford conducted on-stage interviews with two of the largest independent PepsiCo and Coca-Cola bottlers in the US, Matthew Dent and Dave Katz. Below are key takeaways from those discussions.
Matthew Dent President & CEO Buffalo Rock
PRICING GROWTH OUTLOOK. “There's going to have to be a study around the effect on elasticities during the pandemic and what that did for our products,” Dent said, adding that price elasticities are
GREEN SHEETS included: Concentrate-Pricing-2024-01-18Concentrate list pricing for flagship Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and other carbonated soft drinks produced by US Coke bottlers rose +5.8% starting Jan. 1, according to BD sources. The increase is far less than the +27% increase implemented last July to cover higher input and product costs. At PepsiCo, concentrate pricing for brands including Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Diet Pepsi, Mtn Dew and other CSDs produced by...