Carbonated Soft Drink Industry For Management 400

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This is a case analysis of the carbonated soft drink industry for Management 400. First, to set our boundaries of the industry, I will set the boundaries of the carbonated soft drink industry. The carbonated soft drink industries are companies that are in the production of soda products, sports drinks, and energy drinks. The production and distribution of carbonated soda drinks can be broken down into four separate sections: concentrate producers, bottlers, retail channels, and suppliers. The first section is the producers of concentrate syrups. These are companies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper who specialize in creating the concentrates. The second groups are the bottlers of soda products. The bottlers, buy concentrate from companies like Coca-Cola, then add carbonated water and other sweeteners, and then bottle the product for delivery to retailers. The third sections are retail channels. Retail channels are supermarkets, fountain outlets, gas stations and other stores where soda is sold to end consumers. The suppliers to the industry make up the last of the major players in the carbonated soft drink industry. The suppliers in the industry supply both the concentrate producers and also the bottling. The soda production industry has a fairly concentrated market with two major companies accounting for 70% of the market share. The Coca-Cola Company is by far the leading company in the industry with over 40% share of the market. Its closest competitor is the PepsiCo…
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