Coke is canceling 200 drink brands

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Coca-Cola is saying goodbye to 200 brands, or half of its portfolio. The beverage giant had already announced that it will discontinue some beloved, if outdated, drinks, like Tab, Zico and Odwalla. Thursday was the first time the company said it would get rid of 200 of them. Reducing the portfolio will allow Coca-Cola to focus on its most profitable offerings, the company explained. Those include its core products like Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as well as brands that fit into trendy new categories, like Topo Chico hard seltzer and AHA, a caffeinated seltzer the company launched last year. CEO James Quincey said during an analyst call that the company has finalized which brands will remain in the portfolio. He didn't give specific names that will get axed, but said that the "hydration" category, with Dasani, Powerade, Vitamin Water and Zico, and other brands, will likely see more cuts.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/22/business/coke-zico-tab/index.html


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