Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   Pepsi goes small. Coke left on supersize   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Snack food, Meal, wide variety of sizes, smaller pack sizes, smaller sizes, prices rise, large swath of customers, portion control  
•       •       •

938 clicks; posted to Business » on 14 Jul 2022 at 4:00 PM (11 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



22 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2022-07-14 3:47:23 PM  
"Pepsi is making big money on smaller portions"

Of course they are.  The cost per 100ml is way higher -- 2 - 3x higher than regular cans or bottles.  Around me, regular prices for Pepsi would break down thus (CDN$):

Regular size containers:
24x 355ml cans: $10.99 / $0.13/100ml
12x 355ml cans: $5.99 / $0.14/100ml
6x 710ml bottles: $4.99 / $0.12/100ml
1x 2L bottle: $1.99 / $0.10/100ml

"Mini" containers:
6x 222ml mini cans: $3.99 / $0.30/100ml
8x 355ml mini bottles: $5.99 / $0.21/100ml

You want portion control, you're gonna pay through the nose for it, and Pepsi's gonna make money hand over fist with it.
 
2022-07-14 3:55:15 PM  
Hey, are skinny jeans still a thing?
 
2022-07-14 4:02:06 PM  
"Portion control" my ass.
 
2022-07-14 4:15:46 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: "Portion control" my ass.


But it's a really great way to shift the focus from C-Suite decisions. This way the average consumer blames a non-existent government regulation or the evil social media trying to cancel bigger sizes instead of realizing what they're actually doing and no longer buying Pepsi products. Worked before, works now, gonna work again in the future.
 
2022-07-14 4:26:53 PM  
They are, and I have the greatest looking muffin top above the jeans waistline.
 
2022-07-14 4:28:14 PM  
You mean Shrinkflation.
 
2022-07-14 4:51:38 PM  
Great, even more plastic waste and tin cans to float in the great oceanic garbage patch(es)!
 
2022-07-14 4:57:24 PM  
Coke has been selling mini cans for years.
 
2022-07-14 5:05:50 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-07-14 6:10:32 PM  
The mini cans are great for when the grandkids come over or I want to make a cocktail.
 
2022-07-14 6:27:36 PM  

Psychopusher: "Pepsi is making big money on smaller portions"

Of course they are.  The cost per 100ml is way higher -- 2 - 3x higher than regular cans or bottles.  Around me, regular prices for Pepsi would break down thus (CDN$):

Regular size containers:
24x 355ml cans: $10.99 / $0.13/100ml
12x 355ml cans: $5.99 / $0.14/100ml
6x 710ml bottles: $4.99 / $0.12/100ml
1x 2L bottle: $1.99 / $0.10/100ml

"Mini" containers:
6x 222ml mini cans: $3.99 / $0.30/100ml
8x 355ml mini bottles: $5.99 / $0.21/100ml

You want portion control, you're gonna pay through the nose for it, and Pepsi's gonna make money hand over fist with it.


Something tells me you're not in the U.S.

...but I just can't put my finger on it.
 
2022-07-14 6:30:45 PM  
Allow me to edit, just saw the CDN $ reference.

Reading is Fundamental!
 
2022-07-14 7:23:15 PM  

Breaker Moran: Hey, are skinny jeans still a thing?


No, just whatever is left of them...

Ripped / shredded cutoff denim shorts.
 
2022-07-14 8:08:04 PM  
I noticed the other day while shopping, 15 packs of the 7.5 ounce cans were only about 15 cents less than the regular 12 ounce cans.

I always buy soda in the 2 liter bottles. It's good for 2-3 days once opened, and even if it goes flat and you pour out the last few ounces you're still saving money over the individual bottles or cans.
 
2022-07-14 8:25:51 PM  
I live close enough to work to be able to drive home for lunch every day.

Used to do the two liter thing which would last me a week, then I realized that pop (soda) really didn't do anything for me, it actually made me sluggish.

So I said fark it, I now chase my daily lunch with a beer.  And life improved dramatically.
 
2022-07-14 8:53:47 PM  

Psychopusher: "Pepsi is making big money on smaller portions"

Of course they are.  The cost per 100ml is way higher -- 2 - 3x higher than regular cans or bottles.  Around me, regular prices for Pepsi would break down thus (CDN$):

Regular size containers:
24x 355ml cans: $10.99 / $0.13/100ml
12x 355ml cans: $5.99 / $0.14/100ml
6x 710ml bottles: $4.99 / $0.12/100ml
1x 2L bottle: $1.99 / $0.10/100ml

"Mini" containers:
6x 222ml mini cans: $3.99 / $0.30/100ml
8x 355ml mini bottles: $5.99 / $0.21/100ml

You want portion control, you're gonna pay through the nose for it, and Pepsi's gonna make money hand over fist with it.


Yeah, it's already common sense that a smaller container is higher priced per Oz. But soda is insanely representative of that. Those mini cans are ridiculously priced.
 
2022-07-14 9:23:40 PM  

ReapTheChaos: I noticed the other day while shopping, 15 packs of the 7.5 ounce cans were only about 15 cents less than the regular 12 ounce cans.

I always buy soda in the 2 liter bottles. It's good for 2-3 days once opened, and even if it goes flat and you pour out the last few ounces you're still saving money over the individual bottles or cans.


You drink 2L of pop in two days?

You sound fat.
 
2022-07-14 10:29:25 PM  
I usually buy soda when I can find it on sale usually in 12 or 24 (and occasionally 36) packs when it's under 3 cents an ounce. Typically when it's not on sale, it runs about 3.8 cents an ounce.

Those mini cans are something like 5.8 cents an ounce. It's impressive how's much they jack up the price.

The sad part is that buying plain water in in those individual plastic bottles cost just as much on a per ounce basis (for the name brand water). That's really where the obscene profit margins are
 
2022-07-14 11:14:22 PM  
Tap water all the way. No waste, no cost, no calories. Squeeze a lemon if you feel crazy. Save the calories for food and booze. Stay mildly overweight.
 
2022-07-15 12:09:38 AM  

mooncow: Tap water all the way. No waste, no cost, no calories. Squeeze a lemon if you feel crazy. Save the calories for food and booze. Stay mildly overweight.


You don't even know about organic garden hose water. Sad.
 
2022-07-15 12:44:23 AM  

Mikey1969: Psychopusher: "Pepsi is making big money on smaller portions"

Of course they are.  The cost per 100ml is way higher -- 2 - 3x higher than regular cans or bottles.  Around me, regular prices for Pepsi would break down thus (CDN$):

Regular size containers:
24x 355ml cans: $10.99 / $0.13/100ml
12x 355ml cans: $5.99 / $0.14/100ml
6x 710ml bottles: $4.99 / $0.12/100ml
1x 2L bottle: $1.99 / $0.10/100ml

"Mini" containers:
6x 222ml mini cans: $3.99 / $0.30/100ml
8x 355ml mini bottles: $5.99 / $0.21/100ml

You want portion control, you're gonna pay through the nose for it, and Pepsi's gonna make money hand over fist with it.

Yeah, it's already common sense that a smaller container is higher priced per Oz. But soda is insanely representative of that. Those mini cans are ridiculously priced.


There's always going to be a premium for smaller packages as the packaging process becomes less cost-efficient when you point the economy of scale in the wrong direction.  But in this case, the premium for the smaller packages is extremely disproportionate to the increase in manufacturing cost, even when you factor in the supply chain markups.  The mini cans contain 38% less product than the regular size cans yet retail for 130% more when compared against the cost per can in a case of 24 regular-sized cans.  That's not shrinkflation, that's shrinkdepression.
 
2022-07-15 7:29:19 AM  
How much are they gonna charge for a bag with a single chip in it? Most bags are only half full due to "settling".

/Paying for air.
 
Displayed 22 of 22 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.