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06-15-2007, 03:13 AM
does anybody know when coke is going to start distributing vitaminwater? or have they already started? And does anybody know if Coke will start distributing it internationally ASAP (more specifically, Canada)
"Glaceau will operate as a separate business unit within Coca-Cola's North America segment." This is all they really said at foxnews.com
Also something about the deal will be done by end of summer...so who knows? I assume they will utilize Coca Cola's distribution as Im sure it is alot more efficient and has far greater distribution coverage then they had before.
06-15-2007, 09:28 PM
Coke closed on the 70% of the company owned by the founders and investors.. they are going to buy the other 30% that is currently owned by Tata by the end of the year.
It may take a while for vitaminwater to get into the Coke bottling system, considering that some contracts were just renewed. It may take a few years. There has also been talk that some existing distributors may be kept in place, if they are doing a good job with the brand.
06-18-2007, 11:38 PM
Coke reps are telling customers September up my way. I don't think it will take as long as people think, they need the added boost in the northeast. Pepsi is very strong here.
08-31-2007, 09:43 PM
They already have it in some areas.. CCE is set to take over distribution 11/5, except in markets where it is distributed by Honickman (Mid-Atlantic), Big Geyser (NYC), Haralambos (Los Angeles), Kalil (Arizona), and John Lenore (San Diego).
09-01-2007, 08:45 AM
there was a front page article on this on bevnet. here it is:
02-24-2008, 03:55 PM
Vitaminwater and Smartwater set to launch in Australia this month.
vitaminwater now available in Australia (http://www.vitaminwater.com.au/)
02-25-2008, 12:10 PM
The same is happening with Del Valle Juices here, although Del Valle is now property of Coca-Cola, Del Valle juices is still operating as a separated business... but I don't know if this will change in the next days...
02-25-2008, 10:19 PM
Of course now that Coke has control they will surely start eliminating flavors and substituting HFCS for the cane sugar.
02-28-2008, 12:57 PM
do you think it'll taste different? I've read that sugar and hfcs are hard to differentiate flavor-wise, and have about the same effects.
02-28-2008, 02:00 PM
Oh, there is a noticeable difference. I have fairly easy access to sucrose Coke (and their other colas), and the taste is crisper, cleaner, less syrupy than the hfcs version.
03-26-2008, 07:56 PM
This is actually a picture, of a picture from work. I do not know what supercenter it was at(the 24 pks are cubes though) but it to some major you know whats to build it.
05-30-2008, 07:10 PM
That is the Fayetteville AR store - the Coke bottler is Great Plains Coke of Oklahoma City OK (they are the only ones making Coke cubes at this time, from what I've seen/heard).
05-30-2008, 07:12 PM
vitaminwater set to launch in Great Britain this summer.
glacéau vitaminwater great britian | www.vitaminwater.co.uk coming soon (http://www.vitaminwater.co.uk/)
Six flavors, initially.