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ryaxnb
08-01-2005, 04:00 PM
Let's list and possibly talk about sizes. Plus bottles vs. cans etc.

What do you feel is the point of Soda coming in all these different sizes? (where ind means individual, ind+ means both individual and packed, and 2+ liters are individual)
12oz cans. (ind+)
8 oz cans.
16 oz cans
20 oz bottles( ind)
12 oz bottles
13.2 oz bottles (ind)
24 oz bottles
1 liter (ind+) bottles
2.5 liter bottles
2 liter bottles
3 liter bottles
6.5 oz cans

It's ridiculous!

[ 08-01-2005, 03:02 PM: Message edited by: ryaxnb ]

Dr. Galaga
08-01-2005, 04:11 PM
I was kind of wondering the same thing after I saw 12 oz plastic bottles the other day.

For those of us with glass bottle soda machines, we wish that more bottlers would bottle in 10 oz and 12 oz glass!

the saint
08-01-2005, 04:14 PM
Different consumers have different consumption rates are why the soda comes in all sizes of packaging.
12 oz cans are in 6 pk for light drinkers, 12 pack for heavier drinkers, 24 pk for even heavier drinkers and 30 pk for the heaviest users.
8 oz are for very light users, or to be used in a school lunch box as it is a good size for children.
16 oz cans are for poeple who drink a larger amount of soda and do not want to open 2 cans and throw out half of one of them.
20 oz are well largest profit item for bottlers and retailers.
you should be able to get the picture without having to go thru the rest of the list of sizes.

Mr Zabe
08-01-2005, 04:49 PM
I always thought size was directly related to hand and or foot size. LOL

I have come to think that size is more related to marketing than to consumption. Marketing of course drives profits. As I have been told by a fellow expert the plastic bottles (16.9,20 and 24oz) are the highest profit earners for the Big Three soda pop companies. There seems to be an inelastic demand for them.(Meaning as the price goes up demand stays the same.)

Consumers like myself seek to save money. We buy on sale and promotion. It seems plastic bottle buyers, will buy because of product ease of use ect. This boils down to marketing. Some customers are willing to pay a premium for screw tops and fancy curvy bottles.

In my opinion the Big Three have two major markets that they are able to market their products to.

[ 08-01-2005, 03:59 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

ramonazo
08-01-2005, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by ryaxnb:
Let's list and possibly talk about sizes. Plus bottles vs. cans etc.

What do you feel is the point of Soda coming in all these different sizes? (where ind means individual, ind+ means both individual and packed, and 2+ liters are individual)
12oz cans. (ind+)
8 oz cans.
16 oz cans
20 oz bottles( ind)
12 oz bottles
13.2 oz bottles (ind)
24 oz bottles
1 liter (ind+) bottles
2.5 liter bottles
2 liter bottles
3 liter bottles
6.5 oz cans

It's ridiculous! If you think that these are too many sizes, check this sizes in Mexico (some of them are not available in all the country):

COCA-COLA
Returnables:
-192 ml Glass (6 oz.)
-355 ml Glass*- (12 oz.)
-435 ml Glass
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-500 ml Glass*-
-1 liter Glass
-1 liter PET
-1.5 liter PET
-2 liter PET*
-2.5 liter PET
Non returnables:
-237 ml can (8 oz.)
-237 ml glass- (8 oz.)
-250 ml pet*-
-355 ml can*- (12 oz.)
-450 ml PET (12 oz.)
-500 ml glass
-500 ml PET*
-600 ml PET*-
-710 ml PET* (24 oz.)
-1 liter PET*
-1.5 liter PET
-2 liter PET*-
-2.5 liter PET*
-3 liter PET*

PEPSI
Returnable
192 ml glass (6 oz.)
355 ml Glass*- (12 oz.)
500 ml Glass*
1 liter PET*
2 liter Pet*

Non returnable:
355 ml PET* (12 oz.)
355 ml Can*- (12 oz.)
500 ml PET*
600 ml PET*-
750 ml PET*
1 liter PET*-
1.5 liter PET
2 liter PET*
2.5 liter PET*
3 liter PET*

*Flavors too
-Available nationwide

[ 08-04-2005, 12:23 AM: Message edited by: ramonazo ]

BottleBoss
08-01-2005, 08:10 PM
Amen to what Dr. Galaga said.

Cheer-wined
08-01-2005, 09:59 PM
there are 14oz cans also ... for those that think 12oz is too little and 16 oz is too much. why bother?

boodoo
08-02-2005, 10:26 AM
Proof that the big boys believe to succeed they must throw out as much crap in as many sizes as possible!

iluvsurge220
08-03-2005, 11:39 AM
Hey Ramonazo, got another question for you. When I was in Monjas, Guatemala, I went into a little store and bought a Fanta Grape in a glass bottle. I took it up to the desk and paid for it and the lady took it to the back and poured the pop in a plastic baggie and stuck a straw in it and kept the bottle. I know that they return the bottles down there and get money for them or discounts I guess, but could I have paid extra and bought the bottle or are you not allowed to do that? Just wondering. I don't mean to ask so many questions but I'm just a curious person.

ramonazo
08-03-2005, 12:11 PM
Don't worry buddy!, It's OK, I know that this is not common in the U.S. to see this, so I'm going to answer your question...

Actually, in Mexico it was common to pour the soda from a returnable bottle on a little bag with a straw, and it's still used, when I used to buy a 355 ml Coke bottle, they poured the content in a bag and they put a straw on it. But with the release eight years ago of the individual non-returnable bottles, drinking the soda from the bag became unusual. I don't know how it is in Guatemala, but if you want to carry to your home the soda with the bottle, the vendor charges you some extra money and after you drank the content and you return the bottle, you get that extra money back.

One tip, next time make sure that the bag and the straw are clean...

[ 08-03-2005, 11:22 AM: Message edited by: ramonazo ]

rc4me
08-03-2005, 04:09 PM
Well I like soda in glass bottles period. They taste the best. 12 & 16 oz. also seem to work the best for individual servings. I hate soda in plastic bottles.