April 12, 2014

Overall, Down 3% Last Year

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“Diet” Versions Lead Soda Sales Decline

For the ninth consecutive year, the sales of sugary carbonated beverages fell in 2013, but not nearly as much as the sales of their "diet" versions, a serious economic concern for a soda industry that has been using rising diet drink sales to lessen it's overall decline. For example, full-calorie Coke sales were off by 0.5 percent last year, but Diet Coke sales absolutely tanked, down 6.8 percent. Similarly, sugary Pepsi sales fell by 3.6 percent while Diet Pepsi plummeted 9.9 percent, and even Mountain Dew, down by 2.2 percent, was eclipsed by Diet Dew, down 3.1 percent. The financial bite caused by the downdraft in diet drinks became evident in the numbers for overall soda sales, which sank by an estimated 3 percent in 2013, more than double the 1.2 percent decrease in 2012.

More at Taxprof.typepad.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Soda Industry Reeling under Sales Declines

Tags: Soda Industry, Soda Sales, Diet Soda Sales, Beverage Sales

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It’s So Last Decade

2 Dieters Seek Alternatives to Calorie Counting

As sales of diet beverages and foods decline, food makers are trying to meet the needs of dieters who want natural foods that keep them satiated and healthier, say experts. "People are recognizing that it's not enough to just go on a diet and lose weight. Nutrition comes more into play," said Margo Wootan, Center for Science in the Public Interest. Among those manufacturers hoping to capture dieters’ dollars by packing more nutrition into their calories are Kellogg which introduced “Special K Nourish” cereals with a healthier blend of grains and Nestle’s which rolled out “Honestly Good,” frozen foods with natural ingredients and larger portions than Lean Cuisine, which saw a 27% drop in sales over 4 years. Look for more food makers to ride this trend in the coming months.

More at Hosted.ap.org | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Low Carb Diet Found to Lower Blood Pressure

Tags: Calorie Counting, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Dieting, Healthy Eating, Kellogg Company, Lean Cuisine, Nutrition, Margo Wootan

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