Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are the leading competitors in the market for cola products. In 1960 Coca-Cola introduced Sprite, which today is the worldwide leader in the lemon-lime soft drink market and ranks fourth among all soft drinks worldwide. Prior to 1999, PepsiCo did not have a product that competed directly against Sprite and
Prior to 1997, PepsiCo, a major soft drink company, had a restaurant division consisting of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut. The only cola beverage these restaurants served was Pepsi. Assume that the major reason PepsiCo owned fast food restaurants was an attempt to increase its share of the cola market. Under
Pepsico, Inc is a global snack and beverage company operating in nearly 200 countries. It is organized in to four divisions. Frito-lay north America PepsiCo beverage North America, PepsiCo international and Quaker foods Products include convenience snacks, sweet and grain based carbonated and noncarbonated drinks and foods. On O
In The New Competition for Global Resources, a special report prepared by the Boston Consulting Group and Wharton, the Triple E threat driving new understandings about the global future, leadership, and competition was defined as "the need to compete with everyone, from everywhere, for everything".
Your parents are considering investing in PepsiCo common stock. They ask you, as an accounting expert, to make an analysis of the company for them. The financial statements of PepsiCo can be found at the company's website, www.pepsico.com. Note that all dollar amounts are in millions.
Refer to PepsiCo's finan
Consider Coca-Cola and Pepsico, two successful companies that compete with each other. Discuss some competitive strategies each company can adopt, and some specific actions needed to support those strategies.
Use Exhibits 4.8 and 4.9 (attached) to assess a firm of your choice. What generic strategy is this firm employing? Are they using a combination approach? What are the advantages/disadvantages of consciously using a generic strategy? Explain your position. (200 word min.)
Given the following data, prepare a solvency analysis of Coca-cola and PepsiCo.
Total current asset $ 12,094 $ 8,639
Total current liabilities 10,971 6,752
Net sales 21,962 29,261
Cost of goods sold 7,638 13,406
Net income 4,847 4,212
Average (net) rec
The annual reports of the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, Inc.m, indicate the following for the year ended December 31, 2008 (amounts in millions):
Coca-Cola Co. PepsiCo., Inc.
Net revenues $31,994 $43,251