Coca-Cola formula The exact formula of Coca-Cola's natural flavorings but not its other ingredients, which are listed on the side of the bottle or can is a trade secret.
It is a useful win for anti-sugar campaigners but the strategy brings all kinds of risks for the Atlanta-based soft drinks giant. There is a rising tide against sugar consumption and its links to obesity and ill-health.
Market researchers Mintel UK support this assessment, with a quarter of respondents in a survey saying they now consume fewer carbonated drinks than six months ago. Although not measuring actual behaviour, this does suggest that health campaigns such as Change4Life and Action on Sugar are influencing consumer demand.
Back then, market research suggested the younger Pepsi generation would prefer a sweeter taste, and the new product was duly born. Alas, the researchers had bungled the study and unintentionally created a future marketing case study of how not to launch a new brand.
What taste-test research actually tends to indicate is that consumers struggle to differentiate between variations of brown fizz, regardless of sugar content. Instead, it is product branding that influences. Original Coke near a tipping point? By contrast, the Life advertising is an outdoor-focused, push campaign.
The green packaging extends the familiar red, silver, black and gold product line offerings in a way that is easily understood. The company has adopted a cautious, incremental and geographic launch strategy.
There is a background to this too. Western beverage firms are experiencing significant global drops in market share as consumers increasingly choose branded water and Chinese beverage brands grow stronger.
One risk for Coke is that the lower-sugar Life sub-brand may be an extension too far. However, substantial regional differences suggest that there is indeed life in Life.
The slow take-up of Zero in the UK compared to a rapid market penetration in the more dynamic market of Australia is a useful case in point. In short, there appears to be some potential for the Life brand to do well.
Social and environmental impact Coca Cola is a major producer of soft drinks: By positioning the brand as a green alternative — regardless of the health focus — Coke is in danger of being seen to mislead customers see the useful Sins of Greenwashing tool.
Supply chains and sugar substitute A supply chain issue hinges on the question of how Life is able to contain a third fewer calories. The answer is Stevia, a sugar alternative. Secondary Coca Cola brands Lilt, Sprite and Fanta switched completely to Stevia inwithout the use of a shadow brand.
And Sprite and Fanta are respectively ranked fifth and sixth in the off-trade Euromonitor global rankings, each with 1. It has reportedly been used as a sweetener in Japan since the s, and was more recently approved for use in the US and EU. Its emergence leaves many open questions: What are the social and environmental conditions of the agricultural workers involved?
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Sign up to view the full version. Solutions for Chapter 14 Problem 1C. Problem 1C: The Coca-Cola Co. v. The Koke Co. of America COMPANY PROFILE John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, invented a caramel-colored, carbonated soft drink in His bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, named the beverage Coca-Cola after two of the ingredients, coca leaves and kola nuts.
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Coca Cola seems to have made a modest and potentially useful contribution to the problem of sugar over-consumption, but Life will not deflect critics’ fire – and may be storing up problems for.