Domino’s Australia backs Pepsi as it drops Coca-Cola from its restaurants
Dominos Australia have switched drinks suppliers to Pepsi, in a blow to iconic brand Coca-Cola who previously provided one million cases of drinks per year to the popular pizza chains hundreds of restaurants.
On Thursday Dominos confirmed it was expanding its drink range through a “new, long-term partnership with Schweppes Australia, ranging Pepsi brands.”
The company’s chief executive in Australia and New Zealand, Nick Knight, said the new partnership followed extensive customer testing. Dominos will now stock Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Sunkist, Solo, 7UP, Mountain Dew and Cool Ridge water.
A spokesperson for Coca Cola said they were ‘always disappointed when customers choose not to make our products available to their customers, but respect their decision to do so.”
This is the second blow to Coca-Cola as they also found out Australian company Woolworths would not be stocking Coca-Cola No Sugar as its customers already had “ample choice” of no-sugar or low-sugar cola.
“We have taken the decision to not range this product at this time,” a Woolworths spokesman said.
The news saw Coca-Cola Amatil’s share price fall 3.36% to $8.91.
A Coca-Cola Amatil spokeswoman said “Our great range of globally iconic brands and local favourites are still available across the majority of quick service restaurants in Australia.”Thursday, 6th July, 2017