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Coca-Cola cans 200 drink brands, slashes portfolio in half
« on: October 23, 2020, 09:28:58 AM »
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Coca-Cola cans 200 drink brands, slashes portfolio in half
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By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Updated: October 22, 2020 - 7:30 PM

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola is slimming down, canning 200 drink brands from its portfolio, the beverage giant said Thursday.

The announcement comes on the heels of Coca-Cola discontinuing several outdated brands, including Tab, ZICO coconut water and juice-smoothie brand Odwalla, CNN reported.  ...
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...  The company expects to offer a portfolio of approximately 200 master brands, an approximate 50% reduction from the current number, and phase out some products, such as ZICO® and TaB®.

Expanding consumer-centric innovation: The company is committed to exploring new products in dynamic beverage categories. In the third quarter, the company launched Topo Chico™ Hard Seltzer, which blends purified sparkling water, a gluten-free alcohol base and natural flavors, with minerals added for taste. Topo Chico™ Hard Seltzer is inspired by Topo Chico® sparkling mineral water, a 125-year-old brand with a rich heritage. The new product is currently available in select cities in Latin America. In the United States, the company entered into an agreement with Molson Coors Beverage Company to manufacture, market and distribute the product. This relationship will allow Topo Chico™ Hard Seltzer to launch with scale in the U.S., which we anticipate will occur in the first half of 2021.  ...
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Re: Coca-Cola cans 200 drink brands, slashes portfolio in half
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 10:00:59 AM »
I have an Idea for a new drink.   New Coke.   
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 10:19:14 AM »
I have an Idea for a new drink.   New Coke.

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 10:24:46 AM »
So long as they don't mess with Cherry Coke... Half the redneck gals I know would go out of their minds... The other half drink Dr. Pepper  :shrug:

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 10:39:12 AM »
They cancelled Tab,

My very first diet soda
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2020, 11:21:09 AM »
They cancelled Tab,

My very first diet soda

I have an old GF in Phoenix who is furious they cancelled Tab.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2020, 11:25:48 AM »
I have an old GF in Phoenix who is furious they cancelled Tab.

Sadly, my ex used to drink it by the bucket... Shoulda stayed with the Cherry Coke gals.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2020, 11:27:27 AM »
So long as they don't mess with Cherry Coke... Half the redneck gals I know would go out of their minds... The other half drink Dr. Pepper  :shrug:
I went to college in Oklahoma. Dr. Pepper was what pretty much everyone drank.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 11:34:54 AM »
I went to college in Oklahoma. Dr. Pepper was what pretty much everyone drank.

Same up in here... Women anyway... Gents not so much. I went a while on Pepsi and Mountain Dew, but wound up back in sweet tea like I should have never left.

Even yet though... its a 'get to know you' question... "Which one: Cherry Coke or Dr. Pepper?" One or the other is fine... Or sweet tea of course... Donna, one of my near missus... I knew she was claiming ground when a cold pack of Dr. Pepper began to reside in my fridge.

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2020, 11:38:58 AM »
I found it interesting that Coke is phasing out some of its soft drinks but getting into the hard seltzer market. Makes sense, as the shamdemic has turned so many people into heavy drinkers.  :laugh:
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2020, 11:43:30 AM »
Heated Dr Pepper on a cold day is pretty decent!
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2020, 03:02:57 PM »
I found it interesting that Coke is phasing out some of its soft drinks but getting into the hard seltzer market. Makes sense, as the shamdemic has turned so many people into heavy drinkers.  :laugh:
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2020, 03:39:18 PM »
Navin Johnson's favorite lunch just won't be the same. What else could complement tuna fish sandwich on white bread with mayonnaise and a couple of twinkies?

Navin drank wine from a five-gallon water cooler...choice of "Red" or "White."
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2020, 03:42:01 PM »
Navin Johnson's favorite lunch just won't be the same. What else could complement tuna fish sandwich on white bread with mayonnaise and a couple of twinkies?

The food white people ate in the late 1970s!
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2020, 04:22:27 PM »
The food white people ate in the late 1970s!

Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sammiches... with a yoohoo.

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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2020, 04:37:08 PM »
Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sammiches... with a yoohoo.

I never could stand the taste of Yoohoo, and I tried.
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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2020, 04:40:40 PM »
I never could stand the taste of Yoohoo, and I tried.

Yoohoo tastes like chocolate flavored Pepto Bismol.
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2020, 04:41:04 PM »
I never could stand the taste of Yoohoo, and I tried.

Yeah, me neither... But they cost a nickel so...

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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2020, 04:43:16 PM »
Yeah, me neither... But they cost a nickel so...

Yahoo tastes like an egg cream. Maybe it’s a NYC  thing.
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2020, 04:47:27 PM »
Yoohoo tastes like chocolate flavored Pepto Bismol.

I had one that came out my nose during lunch at school.  Nasty stuff. 
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2020, 04:56:41 PM »
Yahoo tastes like an egg cream. Maybe it’s a NYC  thing.

Yoohoo always brings to mind a hot summer evening in Kansas, sitting on the rough concrete curb of my uncle Paul's general store, just as the lightning bugs were coming out... Every time I take that first gulp of an ice cold Yoohoo, I am right back there in an instant... I can smell the hot dirt and feel the gravel under my toes...

Needless to say, I still have one every now and then... They are rare up here. every year or two I see one, and I can't help myself.
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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2020, 05:00:13 PM »
I had one that came out my nose during lunch at school.  Nasty stuff.

Somebody said something funny in the lunch room, and my buddy blew chocolate milk and green jello out his nose... surprisingly large chunks (it amazed me at the time)... Needless to say, I cannot eat green jello ever since.  :shrug:

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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2020, 05:18:43 PM »
Somebody said something funny in the lunch room, and my buddy blew chocolate milk and green jello out his nose... surprisingly large chunks (it amazed me at the time)... Needless to say, I cannot eat green jello ever since.  :shrug:

Man the kid had some mad skills!   Blowing chunks, even jello chunks, impressive!
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2020, 05:20:11 PM »
Coca-Cola .... the best soft drink ever invented.  Love the stuff (too bad as I am older now, I can't drink the stuff anymore).
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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2020, 05:22:17 PM »
Man the kid had some mad skills!   Blowing chunks, even jello chunks, impressive!

It was shocking. So stunning that I almost forgot to barf.  :laugh:


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