...just some thoughts...
I am a recently new shareholder of KO....
Just a thought (if some else has never thought of it, nor posted it)......does anyone else ever fill out the "response cards" at restaurants, like I have begun doing, to complain if the restaurant doe not serve KO products......just a thought on increasing domestic sales for OUR company....
do-do-dooo-do-doooooo-do (my imitiation of the Coke theme...)
Luck to all
you are not the only one scared today pepsi lost 10% of its value now that is what i call kicking butt, ten more days and you might find a bargin there . you know we could paint those trucks red and exand .
Some of the former pepsi resturaunts in latin america have switched to ko p-hut and kfc that is old news several months old .
ko was up a little while today but backed off near the end but i believe it was all a sham manipulation by the fed. they told the wsj to watch out for an interest rare hike and then today told the washington post the opposite. just to slow down the value growth of the market . there is no inflation or very little to justify any move by the fed . makes you wonder who gets rich when they are playing with our emotions . need to get a special prosecutor on that one .
I think that the public will be a little more sofisticated next time that stunt is pulled .Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me .
You scared me for a moment.
I feared Disney wouldn't have Coke in Florida anymore.
I go there every year and Pepsi just doesn't satisfy my thirst
the way a nice tall Coke does in hot Orlando.
Don't scare people like that!
Tuesday April 14, 3:33 pm Eastern Time
PepsiCo signs supply deal with Disney
SOMERS, N.Y., April 14 (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc.'s Pepsi-Cola Co. said Tuesday it had signed an exclusive beverage supply agreement with Disney Regional Entertainment, a division of Walt Disney Co. (DIS - news), that could put Pepsi products in hundreds of locations nationwide.
Neither company would give details of the deal, only saying it is a multiyear agreement.
Pepsi will supply beverages to Disney's Club Disney, DisneyQuest and ESPN Zone venues that are expected to start opening this summer.
Club Disney is the name for community playsite facilities for young families. They are expected to open nationwide. Two Club Disney locations have already opened in California.
``We expected to open at least a hundred, if not more, of these sites, nationwide, but no specific timetable has been set,'' said Paula Dumas, a spokeswoman for Disney Regional Entertainment in a telephone interview with Reuters.
DisneyQuest, an interactive technology entertainment site, is expected to open its first site in Walt Disney World resort complex. Plans for a non-theme-park locations are to begin with Chicago in the summer of 1999.
Dumas said the Pepsi deal is not expected to produce a conflict with Coca-Cola Co. (KO - news), which supplies beverages to Disney's theme parks.
ESPN Zone theme restaurants are expected to be located in major markets where strong sports franchises exist. The first restaurant is expected to open in Baltimore this summer, with Chicago to follow in 1999.
According to the earnings calendar from e-trade, KO is scheduled to report earnings on Wednesday, 4/15. This was changed between 6pm and 10:30pm EST today.
I'm hoping they would announce a split along with earnings report.
You are right. I am glad to see this has generated such interest. I started giving my son stock as a gift(s) when he was 10.
He is now 25 and has recently married and they just moved in to thier new home. They never bothered with renting. The reason is
because he and his new wife have been investing money for 5 years (length of courtship). Even though he is a "marketing puke" he has
become quite the stock picker. His portfolio has outperformed mine for the last four years. Of course, he takes more risk, an
advantage of youth. The point is he started early watching the stock and learning that it comes and goes and you must do research and
watch the market. It is hard work. I think if I had waited until he was 18-21 to get him started he might have wanted to take the
money and buy something. There is no substitute for an early education in personal finance management.
KO takes a bit of time, but so far it has not failed me. My wife and I have held KO for years and but for the fact that we started late it would have made us wealthy by now. My brother is a retired KO executive; he continues to buy KO. Many of my friends have held KO for a long while. Not one among them is poor. My own view of foreign policy is this: whatever makes the world safe for KO!