Pepsi Kona and Pepsi A.M. failed because consumers didn't want to drink fizzy beverages at breakfast, according to CNN. Both versions of Pepsi failed after just a few months on the market.Know More
Mental Floss states the that soda company rolled out Pepsi A.M. in 1989 because consumers were drinking less coffee. Despite containing 28 percent more caffeine than its regular product, Pepsi was unable to convince consumers that a morning can of cola was a good idea.
Pepsi Kona was released in 1996, only this time, the idea was to flavor the drink like coffee. This beverage also failed, as it never made it out of the test marketing stage. Again, consumers were not willing to replace warm, morning drinks with cold colas.
Boston University's Daily Free Press reveals other Pepsi products failed while trying to capture niche markets. Crystal Pepsi, Pepsi Blue and Pepsi Ice Cucumber are other flavors that failed to win over consumers. While the company always tries to roll out new products to varying degrees of success, one strength of the brand has been contractual agreements with college and university campuses. As of 2009, Pepsi had more than 750 exclusive contracts with colleges. These contracts stipulate that the only sodas that can be served by cafeterias or in vending machines are those bottled by Pepsi.Learn more about Soft Drinks
A 12-ounce serving of Pepsi contains 41 grams of sugar. The sugar and high fructose corn syrup found in Pepsi are responsible for the 150 calories delivered by each 12-ounce serving. A 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi contains 69 grams of sugar and 250 calories.Full Answer >
Barq's Root Beer has 22.5 milligrams of caffeine in each 12-ounce can. Diet Barq's doesn't have caffeine, and caffeine-free versions of other Barq's flavors are available in some markets, such as Utah.Full Answer >
The PepsiCo company's mission statement says that the company's mission is to be the world's premier consumer-products company, focusing on convenient foods and beverage. It strives for honesty, fairness and integrity. The company seeks to produce financial rewards for investors and provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to its employees, its business partners and the communities in which it operates.Full Answer >
According to Pepsico, the manufacturer of Pepsi, there is 39 mg of caffeine in one 12-ounce can of the carbonated beverage. Sites such as Caffeine Informer report a higher amount of caffeine, but all information agrees that one 12-ounce can of Pepsi is in the 38-39 mg range.Full Answer >