Case Study of Pepsi Marketing Strategies

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MARKETING STRATEGIES OF PEPSI

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I PepsiCo Mission…………………………………………………………… II A Brief Pepsi History ……………………………………………………... III Corporate Profile: PepsiCo In India………………………………………. 3.1 Origin Of PepsiCo India………………………………………… 3.2 From Joint Venture To Wholly Owned………………………… 3.3 Corporate Management................................................................ 3.4 Diverse Product Portfolio ……………………………………… IV Soft Drink Market In India………………………………………………… V Consumer Habits And Practices…………………………………………… VI The Market Survey………………………………………………………… 6.1
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It is a very less known fact that the name Pepsi itself is derived from ‘pepsin´, the enzyme that helps in digestion. Caleb Bradhan initially had marketed it as a digestive syrup, but it was only much later that the cola became a ‘cool´ drink. In 1902, he launched the Pepsi-Cola Company in the back room of his pharmacy, and applied to the U.S. Patent Office for a trademark. At first, he mixed the syrup himself and sold it exclusively through soda fountains. But soon Caleb recognized that a greater opportunity existed to bottle Pepsi so that people could drink it anywhere. Pepsi-Cola enjoyed 17 unbroken years of success. Caleb now promoted Pepsi sales with the slogan, "Drink Pepsi-Cola. It will satisfy you." Then came World War I, and the cost of doing business increased drastically. Sugar prices see sawed between record highs and disastrous lows, and so did the price of producing Pepsi-Cola. Caleb was forced into a series of business gambles just to survive, until finally, after three exhausting years, his luck ran out and he was bankrupted. By 1921, only two plants remained open. It wasn't until a successful candy manufacturer, Charles G. Guth, appeared on the scene that the future of Pepsi-Cola was assured. Guth was president of Loft Incorporated, a large chain of candy stores and soda fountains along the eastern seaboard. He saw Pepsi-Cola as an opportunity to discontinue an unsatisfactory business relationship with the Coca-Cola Company, and at
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