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    Pepsi super-charges soft drinks with bold Electric blue cola

    This May, Pepsi is disrupting the cola category once again with its brand new, limited-edition blue cola launch, Pepsi Electric. Following a successful rebrand earlier this year and longstanding flavour innovation within the market, the new launch challenges what consumers expect from a cola – boasting a zesty, citrus taste with a striking blue liquid, available for 12 months across the convenience, wholesale and grocery channels. Pepsi Electric is launching exclusively as a 500ml bottle format, offering shoppers more choice when they’re on-the-go. The new product development is also sugar-free, designed to enable retailers to cater to growing preferences for zero sugar soft drink options, without having to compromise on bold flavours and great taste.

    As the number one soft drinks category, worth £5.9bn, cola presents a significant opportunity for retailers to maximise sales. However, with taste being the biggest driver of choice for consumers choosing their cola drink, shoppers are continuously on the lookout for striking new flavours, particularly Generation Z shoppers. As a result, recruiting Gen-Z into the category remains crucial to futureproofing cola sales, with flavours over-indexing in younger generations.

    Pepsi is perfectly placed to drive this growth through delivering on taste, with over 70 per cent of consumers preferring Pepsi MAX vs the leading full sugar cola. As a result, Pepsi Electric is set to help retailers cater to those demographics on the hunt for innovative new products, building on the brand’s already successful flavour portfolio that includes Pepsi MAX Cherry, Lime and Mango, and is worth £200m RSV.

    “Pepsi Electric embodies shopper preferences for fresh, special edition flavours while incorporating the unmissable vibrant blue cola liquid, which will grab shopper attention at shelf and capture the next generation,” said Ben Parker, Britvic Retail Commercial Director in Great Britain. “Tying in with Pepsi’s Thirsty for More campaign, the pack design echoes the electric blue and black of the recent logo rebrand, alongside the signature Pepsi pulse – bringing the brand to life, ensuring consumer recognition and encouraging shoppers to make the most of this limited-edition flavour. Pepsi Electric is set to help retailers increase basket spend and tap into the flavoured cola segment, a market which is growing three times faster than unflavoured cola.

    “Convenience retail will be a key channel for bringing this bold new flavour to shoppers – we’ve launched exclusively as an on-the-go 500ml bottle to help stores increase impulse purchases and ensure front of store chillers have something different to offer versus take-home formats.”

    Launching in a 500ml plain pack and £1.35 price-marked bottles, Pepsi Electric will be available from May through Booker, before rolling out across Grocery, Convenience and Wholesale on 17th June. The 500ml PET has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of £1.99 and the launch will be supported by a widespread marketing campaign including out of home advertising, PR, digital and social media.

    Pepsi Electric 500ml PET:

    • MRSP: £1.99
    • Case size: 12

    Pepsi Electric 500ml PET PMP:

    • MRSP: £1.35
    • Case size: 12

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