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No Coke, Pepsi!...at Costco

coney with everything Nov 17, 2009 09:06 AM


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  1. Arthur RE: coney with everything Nov 17, 2009 11:32 AM

    That's interesting. I'm a serious Costco shopper and Diet Coke addict, but I almost never buy my soda at Costco. I've often wondered why Coca-Cola products never seem to be a particularly good buy there. I routinely stock up on Diet Coke for quite a bit discount whenever there's a mega-sale (pretty much any holiday or major sports event, e.g., the Super Bowl) at my neighborhood Ralphs. Based on this article, I assume Ralphs takes a substantial hit on those loss-leader sales.

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      Arthur RE: Arthur Nov 17, 2009 03:15 PM

      Typo correction: "... quite a biG discount ..."

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        puddin head RE: Arthur Nov 17, 2009 11:37 PM

        agreed, they have never offered a great deal on Coke. In fact, their per unit cost is generally in line with grocery store "regular" prices (ie, high). I can generally find 2 liters on loss leader at 1.00-1.25 at grocers around town.

        from one Diet Coke addict to another. :)

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          Davwud RE: Arthur Nov 23, 2009 04:49 AM

          I had a fountain Coke Zero on Friday here in Canada. I wonder if the fountain drinks will be affected and I wonder if we'll have the same issues up here.

          I don't buy my bottled Cokes at Costco anyway so it really doesn't matter.


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          cstr RE: coney with everything Nov 23, 2009 06:20 AM

          It's pretty simple, Costco needs to buy and sell smartly, if that can be achieved the product will not get on their floor space.

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            JKLew RE: coney with everything Nov 23, 2009 12:54 PM

            Perhaps it's because:


            "PORTLAND, Ore. — Costco is no longer carrying Coca-Cola products in its stores nationwide because of a pricing dispute with the beverage maker . . ."

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              Arthur RE: JKLew Nov 23, 2009 01:57 PM

              Huh? Am I missing something, JKLew? I don't see anything significant in that very brief article that isn't in the far more detailed one cited/linked by the OP above.

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                JKLew RE: Arthur Nov 23, 2009 08:41 PM

                Sorry, didn't see that...thought your reply was the first post!

            2. steakman55 RE: coney with everything Nov 24, 2009 01:29 PM

              Big Costco fan and big Diet Coke fan.....guess I will keep going to Costco and get my DC's somewhere else.

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                Coconuts RE: coney with everything Nov 27, 2009 01:40 PM

                I'm just upset that the MexiCoke with sugar instead of corn syrup is gone. I hope they get this worked out, I like it well enough to pick some up when we're at Costco, but not enough to seek it out anywhere else.

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                  Davwud RE: Coconuts Dec 24, 2009 07:38 AM

                  So when is this supposed to happen?? I've been to a couple different Costco's in the US over the last month and they all carry Coke.


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                    chococat RE: Davwud Dec 24, 2009 07:39 AM

                    Coke and Costco struck a deal a few weeks ago and Coke is back in stock.

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                      cstr RE: chococat Dec 27, 2009 06:08 AM

                      Yah, think Costco won this battle, as one of Coke's largest customers. Leverage!

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