In 1987 Coke & Pepsi have 40.3% & 30.2 % of the U.S market respectively.
Apart from Pepsi cola co. and Pepsi cola International, it had six other divisions.
Pepsi was merged with Frito-Lay to constitute Pepsi co. International in 1965. Pepsi became the owner of the world’s largest restaurant chain which also includes Pizza hut and Tacco Bell with a total of nearly 16500 outlets in 1987. Pepsi had so far made inroads in 151 countries – 150 before India.
THE INDIAN SCENARIO: Limca was the largest selling brand, cola was the largest selling flavor .
In 1977 a change in government at a centre led to the exit of the Coca cola.
The first national cola drink to pop up was Double Seven.
In 1980 another cola drink, Thumps Up was launched by Parle .
Thrill by Mc Dowell's in mid eighties and by the late eighties there was Double cola .
The Indian soft drink industry was estimated to be 900 crores.
An additional dimension to the Indian soft drinks was fruit drinks
Pepsi in India
In 1985 a proposal with R.P. Goenka group was rejected by the then govt.
2-Legal environment Severe restrictions in equity . To show the results without the soft drink component. Closed economy 3-Economic environment Cold drink industry was in nascent stage Foreign Exchange problem. Lack of adequate market for fruits cultivators