Coca Cola Porter's Five Forces Analysis

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Coca Cola is the largest company of the non-alcoholic beverages industry, controlling about 40% of the industry, followed by Pepsi with 20% control (Maverick 2015). Both companies are fully international, with a presence in over 200 countries, and are composed of numerous brands. Coca Cola, for example, owns about 500 brands, although the largest part of its profits stems from 21 of these brands. Overall, in 2016, the global non-alcoholic beverages industry was valued at $967.3 billion (Grand View Research 2017). Other key players in the industry include Nestle, Kraft Heinz Company, and the Pepper Snapple Group. In order to better analyze the industry and to understand the macro-environment in which Coca Cola is evolving, we have used…show more content…
Competitive rivalry 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. Threat of entry The non-alcoholic beverages industry requires significant levels of infrastructure and technology, as well as large capital investments, in order to successfully compete in the market. As a result, it is considered as an industry with high barriers to entry that are difficult to overcome for new entrants. Additionally, the dominant position of the industry’s key players - Coca Cola and Pepsi - lower the threat of entry on the market as new entrants do not have the resources or capabilities to compete with these
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