Many brands and products fall under the PepsiCo umbrella. With over 22 brands generating at least $1 billion in retail sales, including Doritos chips, Quaker oatmeal, Gatorade sports drinks and Mountain Dew soda (Esterl ,2014). Less than half of PepsiCo’s sales are from the sale of soft drinks. Despite the fact that beverage sales make up less than half of all incoming revenue, PepsiCo is often seen as a soft drink manufacturer. (Trefis Team 2015).”
Consumers around the world bought more snacks and beverages than ever before. They have gained market share in both snacks and beverages in the United States, their biggest market. Internationally snack and beverage units both posted healthy volume growth, even amid economic turbulence.
The case explains the economics of the soft drink industry. There activities that add value to consumer at nearly every stage of the value chain of the soft drink industry. The war is primarily fought between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo as market leaders in this industry; who combined have roughly a ninety percent market share in their industry. The impact of globalization on competition has allowed both of these major players to find new markets to tap which has allowed each continued growth potential.
The primary purpose of this report is to identify and analyze the two dominant companies in the soft drink industry and determine the strongest performer as an investment opportunity.
Sales in the United States are declining due to the public concern over sugar. Sales in Europe and Japan are flat, while markets in China and India offer up strong completion for Coca-Cola. Africa’s middle class population is growing at a steady rate, so the disposable income is increasing. This creates an opportunity for Coca-Cola to tap into growth opportunities (Natalia Cheverri 2012).
The carbonated soft drinks (CSD) industry in the United State is considered to be in its maturity phase and there is a high degree of competition within the industry . There are several producers of carbonated soft drinks; however, our focus is on the top three soft drink producers : Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) as they account for 41.9 percent, 30.3 percent and 14.8 percent of CSDs market share respectively, according to IBISWorld (Graph 1). We will analyze aforementioned company 's revenue, net profit margin, current ratio, quick ratio to get a better understanding of the competitor’s capabilities within the industry. However, we should keep in mind that the companies operate different business segments within itself. Therefore, its is difficult to attain information specific to the carbonated soft drink industry are figures are based on estimates.
Over the last century, Coke and Pepsi have been waging war over the $74 billion carbonated soft drink industry in the United States. The degree of this competition has changed over the last decade as carbonated soft drink (CSD) consumption in America decreased to 46 gallons per year per person. To investigate these changes and evaluate the reasons why the industry has been so successful over the years, it is important to do an industry analysis looking at the different forces that affect both Coke and Pepsi as well as the changes in these forces and their effects on the industry competition.
Coca-Cola is sold in over 200 countries and had for years done very well in Brazil. A closer look at Coca-Cola's Brazilian market is presented in an article in the Thunderbird (published by the Garvin School of International Management), which delves into the profit problems that Coca-Cola had in Brazil in the early part of the decade of the 2000s. The article, published in 2004, points out that the fast growth of "off-brand" soft drinks, called tubainas, has taken away profits from Coca-Cola, and created huge marketing problems for the giant soft drink corporation. This review of the article, "Coca-Cola's Marketing Challenges in Brazil: The Tubainas War " written by Gertner, et al explores the issues that Coca-Cola has had to deal with in attempting to gain a bigger share of the soft drink market in Brazil.
These two-company’s economic characteristic include their market size and growth rate from the early 2000’s to 2010. Coke and Pepsi have struggled for years in the carbonated and non-alcoholic sector. According to Barbara Murray (2006c) "But as the pop fight has topped out, the industry 's giants have begun relying on new product flavors and looking to noncarbonated beverages for growth.” (Murry, 2006). For instance, Coke boasts in the advertisement as the king of the soft drink; as a consumer of both products, I agree. About 15 years ago, I was selected to participate in a critiquing of Coke and Pepsi products. Additionally, my travel to Africa in 2007 and 2010 provided the same raving review for the Coke Cola products. Apparently, Coke and Pepsi have been rivals for ages locally, regionally, nationally, multinational, and globally, therefore, one expects them to have an on-going rivalry when marketing the high-energy beverages.
This report will talk with the about Brand value of 700 billion dollars soft drink company is “coca-cola”. In addition, the products include the diet coke, zero coke and the most famous soft drink is regular coke. The regular coke occupies all of the
The soft drink industry in the United States is a highly profitably, but competitive market. In 2000, carbonated soft drink retail sales were estimated $60.3 billion, however, soft drink consumption growth has slowed in recent years. There are three major companies that hold the majority of sales in the carbonated soft drink industry in the U.S. They are the Coca Cola Company with 44.1% market share, The Pepsi-Cola Company with 31.4% market share, and Dr. Pepper/ Seven Up, Inc. with 14.7% market share. These three companies market the top ten brands account for 73% of soft drink sales in the U.S. Dr. Pepper/ Seven Up, Inc. owns two of the top ten brands: Dr.
Coca Cola’s international achievement can be attributed to numerous of things, but in order to think globally one must first think locally. This is the main message that Coca Cola Company place huge emphasis on whenever they are entering a country. (Miller) Coca Cola has formatted its approach strategically using a tactical method, this is done to provide the appropriate marketing activities and beverage to its customers. As part of Coca Cola vision to taste the same around the world, they have chosen to standardize its product and manufacturing process. In Trinidad and Tobago the local name for Coca Cola is “Coke”. From the perspective of consumers the key conceptual categories are not the flavours and colas that marketer hold in high regard, but what we refer to locally as the ‘black’ sweet drink. (Miller) Trinbagonian’s are particularly fond of sugar and sweet products this is linked to the days of the sugar cane field. Coke came into Trinidad in 1939, while under the British Government. (Miller)
In an industry dominated by two heavyweight contenders, Coke and Pepsi, in fact, between 1996 and 2004 per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks (CSD) remained between 52 to 54 gallons per year. Consumption grew by an average of 3% per year over the next three decades. Fueling this growth were the increasing availability of CSD, the introduction of diet and flavored varieties, and brand extensions. There is couple of reasons why the industry is so profitable such as market share, availability and diversity and brand name and world class marketing.
The change in the consumers' taste is another key trend in the industry. Many substitutes to carbonated soft drinks gained more popularity among consumers. Exhibit 5 shows an increase in the consumption of bottled water from 11.8 in 1998 to 13.2 gallons/capita in 2000, and that of juices from 10 to 10.4 gallons/capita at the expense of
The global beverages industry is currently a low-growth market, with an expected compound annual growth rate of 5.7% between 2017 and 2025 (Grand View Research 2017). Additionally, the industry is quite saturated with firms that offer increasingly differentiated products. However, due to this low growth rate, companies have been engaging in price competition to gain competitive advantage and increase their market share. Nevertheless, Coca Cola is a dominant force in this market, controlling 40% of the industry, and is therefore at a low risk of losing its position.