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drpep
01-15-2015, 01:07 PM
A sign posted in a store's soda section said Pepsi is discontinuing the 24oz 6 packs bottles.

fusion
01-15-2015, 03:06 PM
Yep. It's true. From what I have been told they plan to be out of them by the end of the month. Coke discontinued theirs late last year.

Dewman1979
01-20-2015, 05:17 AM
It was stupid anyways.

Android
01-28-2015, 05:59 PM
Hah, I remember when those 'replaced' the returnable 16oz in Iowa in the late 1990s...

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lordmadone
02-06-2015, 09:42 AM
It was stupid anyways.

They were pretty popular but that gave way to 16.9oz which are more expensive per ounce than 24oz bottles. Also, the rip off c-stores which charge $1 per 24 oz bottle will now struggle to find an adequate replacement.

fusion
02-06-2015, 01:32 PM
They were pretty popular but that gave way to 16.9oz which are more expensive per ounce than 24oz bottles. Also, the rip off c-stores which charge $1 per 24 oz bottle will now struggle to find an adequate replacement.

Yeah, that is what I was thinking about the c-stores. People don't mind getting the 24oz for the same price as a 20oz, but they are going to complain when they have to start getting 16.9oz.

fusion
02-20-2015, 08:02 AM
Pepsi is down to Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Mountain Dew in my area. They are replacing all the other flavors with 16.9oz, though not as much as corporate Pepsi carries (the distributor in the area I work in is independent).

lordmadone
02-24-2015, 08:08 AM
Pepsi is down to Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Mountain Dew in my area. They are replacing all the other flavors with 16.9oz, though not as much as corporate Pepsi carries (the distributor in the area I work in is independent).

They've got 16.9oz only and have it in about every flavor out here from Pepsi to dew(code red!) and Dr.Pep.

btw...I can't reply to you because it says your inbox is full. I'm thinking of starting up a reddit page for this board..the inbox limit is ridiculous.

fusion
02-24-2015, 09:46 AM
I made some room. I'm just lazy about deleting messages.

GenesisWildCherry
02-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Odd. Here in Canada we still have the 6-packs. Nothing about discontinuing here.

ATownAndrew
02-27-2015, 05:53 AM
They were pretty popular but that gave way to 16.9oz which are more expensive per ounce than 24oz bottles. Also, the rip off c-stores which charge $1 per 24 oz bottle will now struggle to find an adequate replacement.

I don't know how $1 for a 24 oz bottle is a rip off especially when a 20 oz is almost $2 in most places.

lordmadone
03-02-2015, 06:03 PM
I don't know how $1 for a 24 oz bottle is a rip off especially when a 20 oz is almost $2 in most places.

The problem is the 24oz 6 pack bottles can be bought by anybody(well..they did) and at a bargain of a price at $2.50 each a lot of times. That is the rip-off. 20oz cases would sell to a customer(grocery store or convenience store) for around 20 bucks. It was hurting the bottling companies because they tried to undercut them by buying the bigger bottles and selling them for a buck or more.

ATownAndrew
03-05-2015, 11:35 AM
The problem is the 24oz 6 pack bottles can be bought by anybody(well..they did) and at a bargain of a price at $2.50 each a lot of times. That is the rip-off. 20oz cases would sell to a customer(grocery store or convenience store) for around 20 bucks. It was hurting the bottling companies because they tried to undercut them by buying the bigger bottles and selling them for a buck or more.
I see. So it's a rip off from the bottler's perspective, not the consumer's perspective. I can't believe those 20 oz cases get sold to retail for $20.

fusion
03-06-2015, 10:33 PM
I see. So it's a rip off from the bottler's perspective, not the consumer's perspective. I can't believe those 20 oz cases get sold to retail for $20.

More than that, if you can believe it. That's why 20oz are $1.89-$1.99 now.

drpep
03-08-2015, 07:42 PM
For something that was supposed to be gone by late February I sure see a lot of this around. Tops is constantly running them in their ad.

GenesisWildCherry
03-09-2015, 12:05 PM
I recently went to Plattsburgh to get Cherry Pepsi. 6pks are still rampant there too.

ATownAndrew
03-10-2015, 03:25 AM
More than that, if you can believe it. That's why 20oz are $1.89-$1.99 now.
That makes sense, and even then their not making too much margin on the 20oz bottles. There's a lot more margin on a can being sold for a dollar. I can see why a lot of mom and pop businesses prefer to sell the cans.

fusion
03-10-2015, 11:45 AM
24 ounce are still alive and well. I guess they are just burning through the bottles and labels they have left. Though I am only seeing Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mtn Dew and Dr Pepper. Target has had them at $2.50 for a few weeks now.

lordmadone
03-17-2015, 07:02 PM
That makes sense, and even then their not making too much margin on the 20oz bottles. There's a lot more margin on a can being sold for a dollar. I can see why a lot of mom and pop businesses prefer to sell the cans.

Well the 20oz plastic bottles tend to move a lot faster and have a higher margin than even cans. Consumers overall like to have a resealable beverage if they can. Not to mention that customers(any retail big or small that sells 20oz) get a given price if they buy into a contract or there is specials. I'm sure the case cost is more now for customers as Fusion said but customers were making a tidy 50% + profit on the 20oz alone. Sold them the cases for around 22 or 23 bucks a pop and they were selling(at the time) around $1.69 or $1.79 each. 24 in a case meaning they walk away with about 20 bucks of profit. Then there is the kick back incentives that Pepsi use to run with contracted customers. I had some small format mom and pops pulling home several thousand dollars in bonus checks for each incentive they signed up for. They were making out like crazy on those stupid Brisk tea 1 liters although the profit margins were small for bottlers. Cans individually just do NOT move like plastic bottles do.