August 24, 2008
Pepsi vs. Coke...I'm Ready to Switch for the Merchandise
For a while I've been saying Pepsi needs to produce some classic glass bottles and start selling there sodas in them. If you don't remember just look here. Yesterday my wife and I checked out the new Dollar Tree in Rocklin and I saw this: Where is the Pepsi stuff? US Bank, my employer, took an internal survey on "Coke vs Pepsi vs Don't Care vs Don't Drink" and Coke beat out Pepsi by a large margin (actual numbers to follow when I go to work and find them again). Why? Pepsi is the superior tasting beverage, yet too may fast food restaurants sell it, too many people call "soda" "Coke", and too many of those people don't care or don't know the difference between the two and just vote Coke. What is wrong with people? Even worse, what is wrong with PepsiCo? The areas best Pepsi provider (Taco Tree) has some issues with Pepsi. Although the owner swears by the beverage, the service they get from the distributor is more than lacking. Slow response on orders and repairs, poor quality repairs and service, lack of competitive pricing, and other factors seem to give "Pepsi Providers" more reasons to move on to Coke. Where's the merchandise? Where's the answers to customer input? Answer ME!!!! I want Pepsi glassware. I want Pepsi products in a glass bottle. I want great tasting beverages like Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Code Red and Live Wire, Wild Cherry Pepsi, Mug Root Beer, even Sierra Mist for the non-caffeine crowd. I want these beverages at all my favorite fast food joints. Is there a burger joint selling Pepsi? Carl's? No. McDonald's? No Burger King? Well, who cares about Burger King. I don't have one friend that goes there. So, I'll wrap this up with another letter to Pepsi... Dear PepsiCo., I am a huge fan. I love all the sodas I listed above. Please use your billions of dollars to provide the world (or at least the Placer County area) with all the requests listed above. In list view it shows as follows: 1. More places to buy Pepsi and Pepsi products 2. Glass bottles of all your beverages 3. Cool merchandise Thanks. Yours truly, Jimmy the "Pepsi Drinkin'" Gun PS. The 3104 Clan gamed it up while drinking gallons of Code Red and Mountain Dew. I've always purchased Pepsi products over Coca-Cola's junk. Also, I am such a Pepsi snob, I know all of the places that do and don't sell Pepsi, including the ones that have recently switched from one to the other. Unfortunately the switch is usually to Coke. I hear it's a service and price thing, not a popularity thing. Let's work together to get Pepsi the lead over Coke...at least in the States. Good USA!