View Full Version : 13.2oz bottles
06-22-2003, 12:07 PM
CCBCC started producing yet another size bottle this week. 13.2 oz bottles for c-stores. 5 flavors so far:Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite , Pepper and Sundrop.
Has anyone seen this size before?
06-22-2003, 01:52 PM
glass or plastic?
06-22-2003, 01:54 PM
plastic contour bottles just like the 20oz.
06-22-2003, 11:10 PM
I can't wait to run out and get the new 2.72782957 liter bottle of Coke!
What is the point for such intermediate sizes? The might as well just start at 1, 1.1, 1.2 oz. and go to like 30.98. There, we will have like 1 billion bottles of soda to choose from, each varying but an entire .1 oz!!
My rant is complete.
06-23-2003, 10:34 AM
Found Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite in select stores along I-95 in the Carolinas.
06-23-2003, 02:15 PM
Interesting size definitely. I'll look for them Wednesday when I enter Consolidated territory. I figure Pibb and Mello Yello fill these bottles like the area I'm going to Wednesday, considering Dr Pepper rights belong to American Bottling, and Sun Drop I don't think is even made there, but American may have rolled it out recently like they did to the north in PA.
06-24-2003, 10:44 AM
Coke Pepsi and Dr Pepper plus the related brands can be found in the 10oz twist top bottles in most stores in the Carolinas. I wonder if the 13.2 bottles may be a replacement?
06-24-2003, 09:16 PM
why would coke want this size? 13.2 oucnes?
unless they made people drink a 1/2 liter or 20oz and then took whatever they had left after x amount of time and subtracted it. it's approximately 390.5 milliliters if you use the 355ml/12oz ratio.
06-24-2003, 11:55 PM
my guess is that this size bottle was chosen for a certain overall dimension rather than for an exact ounce tally. Probably a tradeoff between serving size and the number of bottles they can stuff in a cooler. Or number of shelves in a cooler. That just a guess though. Maybe someone HAS determined that 13.2 ounces is the exact amount the average convenience store shopper wants --- right.
06-27-2003, 07:09 PM
Cokes 13.2oz bottles, 16oz cans and I think 8oz cans all seem to have started from Charlotte Coke.(CCC? CCB? I know its not CCE)
06-27-2003, 08:32 PM
CCB is a purchasing cooperative.
06-27-2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by dr pepperman:
Cokes 13.2oz bottles, 16oz cans and I think 8oz cans all seem to have started from Charlotte Coke.(CCC? CCB? I know its not CCE)Consolidated is like 40% owned by Coke, and from what I can tell, Coke uses them as the test market for EVERY new thing they think up.
Fridge Packs started there, as did the new sizes, and new products like Mello Yello Melon, Cherry, Afterglow, and Fanta Peach.
I'm guessing a lot of it is that Consolidated has a large territory with strong sales and marketing.
As one Pepsi bottler said once, "They pick test markets based on how well [the bottler] moves product and what kind of job they do"
Conaolidated is a nice control since its the second largest bottler in Coke, and has the resources to do things that Swire or Abarta can't.
Somoene could correct me on this, but aren't Consolidated, Swire, and Abarta the largest coke bottlers still in business that aren't CCE?
06-27-2003, 09:28 PM
Consolidated, Swire, Abarta, Philly Coke are the largest independent from CCE. Central is #9, and they're not very big, so that tells you just how much CCE has control of.
06-28-2003, 11:59 AM
I know there is some problem with PET plastic bottles allowing the carbonization to escape. Could 13.2 be a lower limit on plastic bottles in Coke's mind. I have however seen carbonated beverage in 8 and 10 oz sizes
06-28-2003, 01:30 PM
I believe consolidated was the first bottler to produce Dasani. I noticed a few more new packages in our ordering computers the other day.
18pk 16.9oz for sam's club
18pk cans(not sure if they are fridge)
24pk Dasani 12oz pet open window box
32oz powerade nitro
8oz fanta cans
on another note we started receiving pre-faced
6pk 16.9oz. they are done by machine when they are banded at spc.(snyder production center)
I here the 13.2oz are doing well so far. They are being refered to as "grabables"
06-28-2003, 02:12 PM
it's about goddamn time they started prefacing those things
sometimes you'd see an 8pack of pepsi 20z and they'd all be the barcodes.
anyway, cleveland, tenn, is also another plant that produces everything under the sun.
06-29-2003, 09:25 PM
Cleveland does produce everything, practically.
8 ounce 6 packs
24 ounce 6 packs
16.9 ounce 6 packs
24 pack cans
Last time I checked, CCE was around 83%, CCBCC was about 8%. Swire, Abarta, Central, Philly, Northern New England, and Coke United are probably the largest remaining bottlers. I'm sure Mid-Atlantic canners is pretty far up the line as far as production, since they produce cans for Central and lots of other smaller bottlers.
07-05-2003, 01:14 PM
I found Grabables in Portland, Maine last weekend. They were available in Classic, Diet and Sprite. Lugged two 12-packs home on the train. Made by Coke of Northern New England, Bedford, NH. Though refillable glass would have been nicer, it was nice to be ouside of CCE territory and find some variety.
07-06-2003, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by RunWithDaLilGuy:
why would coke want this size? 13.2 oucnes?
unless they made people drink a 1/2 liter or 20oz and then took whatever they had left after x amount of time and subtracted it. it's approximately 390.5 milliliters if you use the 355ml/12oz ratio.12 oz + 1.2 oz = 13.2 oz. A little Kroger+ Math indicates that they're doing 10% more on those 13.2 oz bottles, likely to match PBG's 22 oz bottles.
07-06-2003, 10:12 PM
What's the bottler code on the bottles, Jesse?
07-13-2003, 05:57 PM
The Grabables are from Coke of Northern New England, so no CCE code. On the cap/neckring is marked SEP 0803 (exp. date, of course)LPC. Hope this helps...
07-13-2003, 06:21 PM
My guess that they are 13.2 because they are coming out with 12oz bottles in 12packs and they don't want the small stores to buy the 12oz 12 packs take back to there store.
07-13-2003, 11:13 PM
All bottlers have production codes, whether they are connected to CCE or not. LP is that production code, wherever that is.
07-14-2003, 07:19 PM
07-31-2003, 04:07 PM
Consolidated now has Dasani 13.2oz pet. They replace the 12oz in c-stores. This keeps the c-stores from buying 12oz pet Dasani fridgepacks and selling them as singles.
03-19-2004, 08:52 PM
some misc. eye candy, 13.2's from Consolidated with 20oz and 12oz on the ends for size comparison