View Full Version : Popularity of 16.9oz. PET beverage bottle
02-14-2005, 12:04 PM
I'm conducting some research about the 16.9oz. single serve beverage bottle.
Does anyone have/know resources where I can find total sales of this size container? I'm trying to see whether it is going to be more or less popular in the upcoming years.
02-14-2005, 08:42 PM
I'm not sure where you could find that information but I predict that Pepsi will introduce that size in vending and charge $1 for it then drop the 20oz size in vending. The reason being that for what ever reason the consumer will not spend a $1.25 for a 20oz out of a vending maching but will pay that or more from a c-store!
02-15-2005, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the insight.
06-18-2005, 12:43 AM
PBG and PCNA will definitely NOT replace the 20oz package in vending for its 16.9 oz counterpart. The 16.9 oz package (16.9/6) has been stagnant in the CSD category since its launch this year, with the only upside being in Aquafina, not including Aquafina Splash and Sparkling. Want further proof? See how slow sales are on the 16.9/12pk Lipton Teas
06-19-2005, 03:06 PM
My Dad's office has a 20oz bottle soda pop/water machine. The vending price has been $1.25 for a few years. This is the office's (of 80 workers)
only pop/water vending machine.
My Dad says it gets restock just about every 7 to 8 working days. Given no choice this machine gets used and emptied all the time.
So even if the bottle size goes to 16.9; if the machine is at the right place, sales will be strong. A man's thirst does not care if a quarter or a few dimes are needed to quench it. smile.gif
[ 06-19-2005, 02:12 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]
06-19-2005, 06:28 PM
What about a woman's thirst? A doggie's?
--The Interpreter, just asking...
06-19-2005, 07:16 PM
I thought "man" poetically implied all those beings who have a thirst for liquid refreshment from a soda pop machine at any given price. LOL
<Oh, the work you make me go through to state the obvious. LMAO>
07-07-2005, 04:49 PM
There are about 3 or 4 producers of a 16.9 PET pcho (that's the soda neck finish) in the United States alone. Novapak, Airo, PVCC, and Marpak all are related companies to the 16.9 oz PET container. I do not think that there is a direct collector of total sales of bottles sold, more or less several independants.
08-03-2005, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by <Pepsi Insider>:
PBG and PCNA will definitely NOT replace the 20oz package in vending for its 16.9 oz counterpart. The 16.9 oz package (16.9/6) has been stagnant in the CSD category since its launch this year, with the only upside being in Aquafina, not including Aquafina Splash and Sparkling. Want further proof? See how slow sales are on the 16.9/12pk Lipton Teas the new 6pk/16.9 liptons (reg/diet & green teas) are selling pretty good around here
08-04-2005, 03:47 PM
The 16.9/12 pk Lipton tea around my parts cannot be kept in stock. Seems we are always running out.
08-04-2005, 04:13 PM
The stores I shop at in my area does not sell 16.9/12 pk Lipton tea very well. The stores have one facing on the bottom shelf. The price seems a touch higher than the other teas and Snapple has a strangle hold on the category. It seems every week Snapple has some sort of sale, individual bottles,12paks and 24pak cases.
[ 08-04-2005, 03:14 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]
08-05-2005, 09:00 AM
Snapple is pretty much dead around here. All that you can find are 12pk variety and the 12 pk peach/dt peach. I haven't seen single bottles in a grocery store in a couple of years. C stores ir seems that the only flavors they have are the same that are in the 12pk variety pks.
08-05-2005, 11:33 AM
I kid you not, the Jewel and Dominick grocery stores (Albertsons and Safeway) have large individual bottle coolers(besides the end cap ones by the check outs).
These large coolers have at least 8 facings of
assorted Snapple flavorers. They also have a variety of energy drinks and other soda pops. For a soda pop freak like myself,it is so nice to grab/try a new drink as I shop.
[ 08-05-2005, 11:40 AM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]
08-09-2005, 02:00 PM
With the growing popularity of the 12oz multipack bottle packages, I don't see 16.9oz growing all that much in the future.
Also, I don't see vending machines going to 16.9oz anytime soon. The companies like to have the two different sizes (16.9 and 20) to keep multipacks from being broken up and sold as singles (although that does still happen).
08-11-2005, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by the saint:
The 16.9/12 pk Lipton tea around my parts cannot be kept in stock. Seems we are always running out. i know how that goes too smile.gif
08-11-2005, 11:31 PM
Do you work for PBG or an independant? Just curious, I am w/PBG.
08-13-2005, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by the saint:
Do you work for PBG or an independant? Just curious, I am w/PBG. independant - IM on aol if you wanna chat sometime -
nredman34 (AOL handle)
08-21-2005, 01:28 AM
Not everyone works for PBG here, right?
08-21-2005, 03:48 PM
well since you are registered and you do not work for Pepsi I guess you answered your own question huh?
Look In The Tunk
08-21-2005, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by fusion:
The companies like to have the two different sizes (16.9 and 20) to keep multipacks from being broken up and sold as singles (although that does still happen). When I was working as a courtesy clerk at The Fresh Market, one of the evening jobs we had to do was restock the cold drink case. Well, the new guys (yeah, guys I was the only chick courtesy clerk) if they couldn't find the 20 oz Diet Cokes, they'd rip open the 16.9 six packs and put them on the shelves and they'd end up ringing up at $4.00 for one bottle of soda. And I'd have to end up taking all the 16.9's out of the case, and putting them in the back as "damaged grocery items".
08-24-2005, 12:53 AM
I was told that part of the issue with the Lipton/Trop 12 packs is a bottle shortage.. this is also affecting Aquafina business as well.
Around here, the 12 packs as well as most of the Aquafina is produced in Wytheville VA (code NR).