Coca Cola Weaknesses

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1. Limited range; no diet alternatives
In this time of changing social attitudes towards health, it is a huge weakness to not offer diet alternatives such as Coca-Cola Amatil has done with Sprite Zero and Diet Sprite.
2. Poor product placement means less availability
Frucor does not have deals with many fast food restaurants (frequented by the target market) in the same way Coca-Cola Amatil does (with McDonalds and Burger King) which hinders its product availability and sales potential.
3. No longer New Zealand owned
The “buy New Zealand made” attitude can damage Frucor sales now it is owned by Suntory; patriots are more likely to purchase local alternatives such as Six-Barrel Soda (a Wellington owned and operated company).
4. Branding confusion
As a soft-drink marketed as an energy drink, it is
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