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  1. #1
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    Default Gatorade downsizing

    I know they have been around for a few years, but Pepsi is finally downsizing the Gatorade they direct deliver to small stores in this area. They are going from 32oz to 28oz.

    Here is a visual. Ignore the guy, he pretty much doesn't know what he is talking about. It has nothing to do with the NYC ban and the bottle looks nothing like a "classic" Gatorade bottle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtDF86vJagQ

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    Yea I saw this, my sister had one and Im like "WTF did they do to the bottle?" also it was a regular label, not a sports team one. Also that sucks the classic gatorade bottle shape is gone, pepsi just looks crappin on their classic looks (like the old 20oz for the current water bottle-esque bottles). Oh well. Also that vid was made april 2013, sure taking them a while to get to replacing the 32oz.

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    I like the new bottles but I'll stick with Powerade.

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    Saw the new bottles in my area and I loved the new shape/size. The issue I have with this now is they will likely either have a slight drop off in price or they will keep the price the same and pocket the profit margin on them. Powerade is usually always less expensive and is ALWAYS running crazy deals. They had 59 cent 32oz bottles the other day at my local grocery chain(Farm Fresh).

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    I think just the DSD Gatorade going to 28oz. I think the large store warehouse delivered stuff is going to be 32oz still. Though I wonder why they don't go to a 15 case pack like small store and Powerade.

    I am surprised that Powerade is 59 cents, that is really cheap. One of the chains in eastern PA/DE/MD called Redner's used to run 69 cents buy 10 get 5 free. Now that's crazy cheap.

    I don't see Gatorade dropping the price of the 28oz. They still run the must buy 2 promos in small stores like 7-11.

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    Fusion, is this real? It showed up on a website selling Citrus Cooler, but it's clearly Lemon Ice, with the new bottle size/shape, new graphics, and even the calorie label that didn't exist when it went away in 2000:

    http://guideimg.alibaba.com/images/s...ack_337288.jpg

    http://guide.alibaba.com/shop/gatora..._10224212.html

    p.s. thanks for the news about the Wegmans and the Fresh Market . . . is that Fresh Market by the PF Changs? If so, I know I skipped going in there one day b/c of the kid and I regretted it instantly, haha, especially since he and I were on a hunt (his hunt) for Propel varieties!


    Quote Originally Posted by fusion View Post
    I think just the DSD Gatorade going to 28oz. I think the large store warehouse delivered stuff is going to be 32oz still. Though I wonder why they don't go to a 15 case pack like small store and Powerade.

    I am surprised that Powerade is 59 cents, that is really cheap. One of the chains in eastern PA/DE/MD called Redner's used to run 69 cents buy 10 get 5 free. Now that's crazy cheap.

    I don't see Gatorade dropping the price of the 28oz. They still run the must buy 2 promos in small stores like 7-11.

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    Could have just been a mock-up. Alibaba isn't exactly the most reliable site - there has been some investigation into fake goods being sold through them - especially since they went public in the US on the stock market.

    Yep, The Fresh Market is by the PF Chang's. The beverage section is kind small - the real gold mine is in the refrigerated section.

    I just bought a few things.



    Some of the initial plans for the new fashion center by Christiana Mall indicated that a Whole Foods would be going in there. Will be interesting to see if that pans out.

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    It's legit. I grabbed a dozen Fierce Green Apple at Shop Tyke, since they're no longer exclusive. And: pic.twitter.com/CnzGdr8C3L





    Quote Originally Posted by fusion View Post
    Could have just been a mock-up. Alibaba isn't exactly the most reliable site - there has been some investigation into fake goods being sold through them - especially since they went public in the US on the stock market.

    Yep, The Fresh Market is by the PF Chang's. The beverage section is kind small - the real gold mine is in the refrigerated section.

    I just bought a few things.



    Some of the initial plans for the new fashion center by Christiana Mall indicated that a Whole Foods would be going in there. Will be interesting to see if that pans out.

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