Hartogh, Matthew (2007): The real thing: a profile of the coca cola company.
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Competition In its core competency, the Coca-Company has only one serious competitor, the PepsiCo Company, maker of Pepsi-Cola. Current market share of the two companies in the United States stands at 43.7% for Coca-Cola against 31.6% for PepsiCo. British firm Cadbury Schweppes comes in third in the American market with its 7UP and Dr. Pepper brands but does not have a head to head cola competitor for Coca-Cola. Supermarket “private label” cola brands are a substitute beverage for the big two but in terms of dollar sales, they do not cut greatly into their market share. According to the Beverage Digest 2001 survey, the top 4 brands continue to be Coke Classic, with a U.S. market share of 19.9%, Pepsi-Cola, with 13.2%, followed by Diet Coke with 8.8% and Mountain Dew (a PepsiCo product) with 6.9%.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||University of California|
|Original Title:||The real thing: a profile of the coca cola company|
|Keywords:||Beverage; Coke; Coca Cola; Soft Drink; Business|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M3 - Marketing and Advertising
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M3 - Marketing and Advertising > M31 - Marketing
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M14 - Corporate Culture; Social Responsibility
|Depositing User:||Matthew Hartogh|
|Date Deposited:||06. Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:47|
Note: Data, references and graphs used by permission from Hartogh, et. al., “The Soft Beverage Industry”, unpublished MBA study, California State University Northridge.
Dow Jones Interactive online database. Company Profiles>Coca Cola. Retrieved from www.library.csun.edu >databases. Apr 1, 2002. “Coca Cola To Open 50,000 Outlets In Rural Push In India”, Asia Pulse, Mumbai, Mar 22,2002. Retrieved From www.library.csun.edu > databases > ASAP business > Keyword: Coca-Cola, India. See Appendix A, Company Market Share 1997, 2001. (These are the latest figures we have retrieved.) See Appendix B, Company and Brand market share 2001. Beverage Digest. See the discussion on market fragmentation and beverage trends in Hartogh, et.al., “The Soft Beverage Industry” Unpublished MBA study, California State University Northridge. See also, “Schools cash in as cola wars heat up”, Chicago Sun – Times, Apr 21, 2002. 6 “PepsiCo Inc. Gains in Soda Market As Coca-Cola's Share and Sales Slip”, Wall Street Journal, New York, Mar 1, 2002. www.sec.edgar.org > Company filings > Coca-Cola Form 10 K. See “Placing our bets. (Beverage Beat: overview of PepsiCo Inc.)”, Beverage Industry, Jan 2002. PepsiCo named “Company of the Year”.
Interview with Diana Lopez, Route manager, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Southern California (A controlling interest subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Company), Sylmar, California. Tel: (818) 362-4307 ext. 6307. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Interviewed on Apr 24, 2002.
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