Cola Wars Essays

  • Cola Wars: Case Analysis: Cola Wars

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    Cola Wars To begin with the carbonated soft drink Industry is a profitable industry as its products such as Pepsi or Cola sell extensively across the globe. The industry relies heavily on its concentrate producers and bottlers to reach out to its market. This is further analyzed through Porter’s five competitive forces; - Threat to New Entrant: When an entrant wants to enter this industry it would need a distribution channel. However, most of the bottlers in the industry are linked with a contract

  • Cola Wars

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    brand of “Coca-Cola,” was released to Americans which would change the face of the beverage business as we know it today. Little did they know that in the next following years they would have the largest competitor in the beverage industry trailing right behind them, Pepsi. With both sodas tasting the same it was a race to see who could get to the finish line first or in this case get their product to sell faster, this began the takeoff of the Cola Wars. The production of Coca- Cola and Pepsi are

  • The Cola Wars

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    Why would a multi-billion dollar company change an item that has made them successful for over 100 years? This was the case regarding Coca-Cola back in 1985. Coca-Cola decided that after 100 years of unfathomable success, it was time for a change the recipe of Coca-Cola. Basing this “New Coke” on the tastes of Diet Coke, Coke thought that this new taste would be a great hit with people. However, only after a few months on the shelves, New Coke was taken off the shelves due to the overwhelming public

  • Cola War Case

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    During the 1980s, Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola began an escalating campaign of mutually - targeted television advertisements which became known as the Cola Wars. This summary is based on the findings with respect to the following key aspects: Carbonated soft drinks industry's structure, evaluation of driving change factors in this industry and finally analysis of key strategic factors it is faced with. Value Chain Analysis Analysis of the carbonated soft drink (CSD) industry shows that there are

  • Cola Wars Of Coca-Cola And Coca Cola Company

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    COLA WARS Introduction Nice play is a rare word to be found in closest rival competitor companies. Since time in memorial brutal wars have been going on in form of comparative advertisement, these advertisements focuses on comparing the competitors others companies products with their products as well as looking at what the competitor is doing wrong in order to use that as a strength. In most cases the competitor company fires back or in rare cases ignore the rival competitor’s adverts, of such cases

  • Cola War Between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo

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    Cola Wars Environmental Analysis 1. Introduction External environmental analysis of US carbonated soft drink (CSD) industry allows concluding that declining CSD sales call for changes in industry operations whereby market players can benefit from the fundamental shift in the industry development and maintain its leadership positions in beverage market. Analyses of macrolevel, industry, and competitive environments suggest that expansion, strong brand recognition, and changes in value chain will be

  • The Cola Wars: Pepsi vs Coke

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    The Cola Wars: Pepsi vs Coke PepsiCo. Incorporated and The Coca-Cola Company are the two largest and oldest archrivals in the carbonated soft drink (CSD) industry. Coca-Cola was invented and first marketed in 1886, followed by Pepsi Cola in 1898. Coca-Cola was named after the coca leaves and kola nuts John Pemberton used to make it, and Pepsi Cola after the beneficial effects its creator, Caleb Bradham, claimed it had on dyspepsia. The rivalry between the soda giants, also known as the "Cola Wars"

  • Jones Soda And Coca-Cola Wars

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    we had a very entertaining marketing ploy where Pepsi and Coke slugged it out in what was called the cola wars. Although these two soft drink giants have claimed most of this market there are other smaller companies who pop up every now and then with new products and unique marketing strategies. New drinks such as Fanta, Gatorade, and Snapple showed promise only to have them scooped up by Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper respectively which pretty much speaks for itself. Its either be

  • The Symbolism Of Coca-Cola During The Cold War

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    Coca-Cola was seen as 'too American' for Communists, Pepsi was the main exported soft drink to Europe for much of the Cold War. By the time World War II began, Coca-Cola was being bottled in 44 countries. During the war, 64 bottling plants were set up around the world to supply the troops. Many countries have a signature drink that is thought of by association when the country is mentioned. For example tea is associated often with the British empire. Coke advertisements suggest that Coca-Cola is

  • The Pepsi-Cola Story

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    The Pepsi-Cola Story Summer of 1898, a young pharmacist Caleb Bradham looking for ways to attract people to his pharmacy invented the beverage now known around the world as Pepsi-Cola. After the first advertisement the sales of the new soft drink began to go up. Knowing the importance of good distribution system Pepsi was one of the first to switch from horse drawn transport to motor vehicles. Throughout its existence Pepsi adjusted its marketing strategies trying to keep up with the social and

  • Case Study on Coke versus Pepsi

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    study "Cola Wars Continue: Coke and Pepsi in the Twenty-First Century" focuses on describing Coke and Pepsi within the CSD industry by providing detailed statements about the companies’ accounts and strategies to increase their market share. Furthermore, the case also focuses on the Coke vs. Pepsi goods which target similar groups of costumers, and how these companies have had and still have great reputation and continue to take risks due to their high capital. This analysis of the Cola Wars Continue

  • Coca-Cola versus Pepsi Cola

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    Cola Wars: For Coca-Cola's Perspective Overview There is little doubt that the most spirited and intense competition in the beverage world is between Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co., the two main players in the carbonated soft drink (CSD) production market. The competition between the two giants has benefited not only the consumers but also the companies. By checking and challenging each other in the market, the competition has lead to improvement and diversification of products and has forced each

  • Pepsi Cola

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    drink. He first named his drink “Brad’s Drink,” but later decided to call it “Pepsi-Cola.” In 1902 he launched the business and applied to the U.S. Patent Office to receive a trademark. A very clever decision was made later to bottle Pepsi-Cola so that more people could enjoy his beverage. In 1910, Pepsi-Cola had twenty-four businesses in the America. Pepsi was becoming popular so fast, New Bern featured Pepsi-Cola on a postcard. The company was the first in the United States to change from horse

  • Essay On The History Of Pepsi

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    the recent success of Coca-Cola so he formulated his soda called “Brads Drink”. This would later be renamed Pepsi after he purchased the name trade mark name “Pep cola” for one hundred dollars. After this purchase Bradham paid an artist to create the Pepsi logo shortly after the logo was made ninety-seven shares of stock were issued. Then in about after many years of success they fell on hard times as the great depression fell on the United States after before World War I. The company was forced

  • Coke Vs Pepsi In The 1990s

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    Cola Wars Continue: Coke vs. Pepsi in the 1990s "Carefully waged competitive struggle" is the description given to the competition between Coke and Pepsi. This industry is worth $48 billion in the US only, this amount will not increase in the future, therefore the Colas wars are heading towards international markets. Coke owns 45% share of the worlds market, 80% was earned abroad in 1993; whereas Pepsi has only 15% share overseas. This urged both companies to use a peaceful warfare to compete which

  • Pepsi and Coke in the Czech Republic

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    Introduction: History of Coca-Cola (Coke): Coca-Cola was formulated by John S.Pemberton, originally as a cocawine called Pemberton's French Wine Coca, and originally sold as a patent medicine for five cents a glass at soda fountains, which were popular in America due to a contemporary view that soda water was good for your health. Coca-Cola is the trademarked name, registered in 1893, for a popular soft drink sold in stores, restaurants and vending machines around the world. History of Pepsi:

  • Pepsi And Coca-Cola's Five Forces Analysis Of The Soft Drink Industry

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    (Enrico & Kornbluth, 1986; Kourdi, 2015; Louis & Yazijian, 1980). The long-running and heavy advertising expenditure defining Pepsi, Coca Cola and own bottlers have helped them cultivate marked brand equity and large bases of loyal customers that new entrants cannot match. The Pepsi and Coca Cola retailers enjoy marked FIVE FORCES EXAMINATION OF THE COLA WARS 3 margins that new entrants may find challenging to afford them (Daft & Marcic, 2001; Wilkinson & Kannan, 2013). Notably, most of the suppliers

  • The Coca-Cola Industry

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    The Coca-Cola Industry Abstract The CSD (carbonated soft drink) industry is one that is very competitive. A few firms dominate this industry, most notably Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola. This is due to substantial barriers to entry. Cadbury-Schweppes, producer of products such as 7up and Dr. Pepper is the third leading company in this industry. Due to the dominance of Coca Cola and Pepsi, Cadbury-Schweppes faces the daunting task of having to fight for market share and survive in this fiercely

  • Pepsi Cola

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    Pepsi Cola Pepsi Cola beverage business was founded at turn of the century by Caleb Bradham a New Bern N.C druggist who formulated Pepsi Cola. Pepsi Cola Company now produces and markets nearly 200 refreshment beverages to retail, restaurants and food service customers in more then 190 countries and territories around the world and generates revenue of over 18 billion dollars. Although Pepsi holdings over the years have become diverse in such fields as the snack industry and restaurants industry

  • Pepsi-Cola Case Study

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    After the war ended sugar prices climbed from 3 cents to 28 cents per pound. Nearly in complete failure, Mr. Bradham purchased a large quantity of the high priced sugar to try and save the company, but this ultimately lead to the company 's downfall. Pepsi Cola officially was bankrupt as of May 31, 1923, and its assets were sold to Craven Holding Corporation for $30,000. (4) It was unfortunate that unforeseen circumstances wiped out a man’s vision and dream for a company that would bring pleasure