The outlook for the C-Store channel is “encouraging” with many manufacturers innovating around protein, flavors, clean labels, and functional benefits, says Wells Fargo Securities senior analyst Bonnie Herzog.
Are brands misleading shoppers by using the term ‘diet’ to describe soda sweetened with high intensity sweeteners such as aspartame? The argument – outlined in lawsuits vs the makers of Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi and Diet Dr Pepper - is a “stretch,” according...
"Early signs suggest Dr Pepper Snapple Group's acquisition of Bai may not generate sufficient returns to justify its rich [$1.7bn] price tag," says Wells Fargo in a note published ahead of the soft drinks giant's Q2 results - due out...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has invested $15m in a minority stake in Bai Brands, which has generated explosive growth in multiple retail channels with its 'antioxidant infusion' low-calorie Bai5 beverages.
Dollar sales of low/zero calorie carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) plunged 8.6% in the four weeks to Sept 28, according to the latest Nielsen xAOC* data, which shows the diet soda market remains stuck in a rut.
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) CEO Larry Young insists US retailers are working hard with his firm to develop a ‘better-for-you’ carbonates platform, and said Royal Crown Cola Ten’s initial success was a ‘pleasant surprise’.
Lawyers for David Green - a California man who has accused Dr Pepper Snapple Group of making false and misleading claims about 7UP's (now defunct) ‘antioxidant’ drinks - argue it is attempting to “hide behind the law of federal preemption” in its...
CEO LARRY YOUNG WARNS ATTACKS ON CARBONATES WILL CONTINUE
Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young warns that US health lobby attacks on carbonates will persist, as his firm gears up to spend millions marketing new 2013 launches on its ‘critical’ low-calorie TEN platform.
Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young has urged patience on the firm’s new mid-calorie TEN portfolio, as analysts quizzed him on whether the brand was cannibalizing regular Dr Pepper sales, down 2% in Q3 2012.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group's net income fell year-on-year in Q1 2012 with a marked slump in non-carbonate sales, although Dr Pepper TEN drove higher carbonates sales, with the firm hinting at further launches on this platform in 2013.
Anheuser boss August Busch is set to receive a windfall when his company is sold to InBev; but InBev has expressed dissatisfaction at its Q2 financial results. Likewise, Dr Pepper Snapple is proud of its progress, despite headwinds affecting the industry.
As the makers of Perrier water absorbed the full consumer backlash
from recalling drinks containing benzene in the US, Cadbury
Schweppes quietly pulled one of its own products for the same
reason, new documents show.