Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc

1153 Words5 Pages
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc 1) How would you characterize the energy beverage category, competitors, consumers, channels, and DPSG’s category participation in late 2007? The characteristic of the energy beverage category 2007 is that market was growing slow. Today market is also small and dominant by Red Bull because Red Bull was one of the first energy drinks. Being one of the first in market was huge advantage for Red Bull over competitors. Moreover, in the late 2007 the market was still growing up with variety kinds of energy beverage products. Weakness of the Dr Papper Snapple Group, Inc is advertising. The only one who has TV advertising from energy drink market is Red Bull. That sets them apart from others competitors. The energy beverage companies are targeting same group of people as Red Bull and it is hard to make significant increase in profit. To make more profit companies should target diverse types of consumers to differentiate your company from the other companies in the same branch. The heavy consumers of energy beverages are consist of males between 12 and 34 ages. In this market is high brand loyalty which means that average consumer is limiting his/her choice to only 1.4 different brands. The convenience stores and supermarkets are the dominant off-premise retail channels for energy beverages. 2) Does your characterization bode well for a new energy beverage brand introduction generally and for DPSG, in particular? It is very hard for new energy beverage brand to survive as one of the best beside the five most popular energy beverage brands: Red Bull, Hansen Natural Corporation, Pepsi-Cola, Rockstar, Inc and Coca-Cola. Those brands are well known all over the world and they invested a lot of time and money to be recognized as one of top five brands. The new beverage brand and generally the DPSG will need invest much more money than they

More about Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc

Open Document