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Coca-Cola will soon bring its first-ever energy beverage to the US in 2020

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Coca-Cola is entering into the energy beverage market, posing a competition to giants like Monster and Red Bull.

On Tuesday, Coco-Cola made an announcement that it’ll be launching an energy drink for the first time to the US next year. The upcoming drink will be marketed under the Coca-Cola Energy brand and will be coming in cherry and original varieties and zero-sugar options for each.

The beverage had already debuted previously this year across 25 international countries, mainly throughout Europe. But this is the first time that it will be launching in the US.

However, the cherry variants were newly formulated for the US launch.

Coming to the ‘energy’ factor, these 4 varieties of Coca-Cola energy drinks contain 114mg of caffeine in each can. This is more than the 34mgs of caffeine that a Coke can contain.

As per Janki Gambhir from Coca-Cola, research showed that consumers needed an energy beverage that tastes similar to Coke rather than a regular energy drink. This is the reason why the firm took the decision of entering the energy drink segment, Gambhir added.

The firm saw the potential to meet an un-catered demand in the energy drink category, said Gambhir.

Coca-Cola remains a major Monster Energy drink distribution partner and a minority owner as well. The announcement of the launch of the energy drink came in after arbitration between the two firms. Coca-Cola and Monster Energy were in a dispute which had resulted in the violation of the noncompetition agreement.

Talking about how the drink tastes? Reviews of consumers abroad have been quite mixed. A few say that the energy drink is basically a Coke containing more of the amount of caffeine while others say that it tastes ‘chemical-like.’

The 4 upcoming beverages will likely be launched in the US in the first month of 2020. So, you can go ahead and taste it for yourself to know more about its taste.

Steve Murphy has handled various businesses throughout his career and has a deep domain knowledge. He founded Report Door in an attempt to bring the latest news to its readers. He is glued to the stock market most of the times and just loves being in touch with the developments in the business world.

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Amazon Will Soon Launch a New Grocery Store in Los Angeles

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Amazon confirmed to open a new grocery store in Los Angeles. It will totally be the new set of supermarkets or the start of the new chains. The store will be in the woodland hills community, opens by some time next year.

This new store won’t be like Whole Foods but a competition against Target and Walmart. The Whole Food grocery chain was bought by Amazon in 2017 for $13.7 billion.

Amazon company didn’t mention anything about the locations it would be open, pricing, and brand name. However, the company has cleared about the checkout process that CheckOut will not be via Amazon Go Technology. In that Technology, customers didn’t wait in line to checkout, instead, it will be conventional like other grocery stores.

Till now, the company has only finalized the one location in the roughly $800 billion US grocery market. And even after its Whole Foods deal, Amazon remains a small player and rival Walmart is the leader.

This is how opening a new grocery store will help Amazon:

It will help Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer in reinforcing customer loyalty. As people are habitual to shop at a local store every week, it will increase the revenue growth of the company.

Overall this work will offer new competition to Kroger, SuperValu, and many other supermarket chains.

The grocery business will offer razor-thin margins, Amazon to lower prices while still trying to bring in a profit.

When it comes to grocery shopping, we know customers love choice, that’s distinct from Whole Foods Market. It will continue to grow and remain the leader in quality natural and organic food said Amazon’s spokesperson.

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Disney+ will be a Big Project of Walt Disney: It will stream Marvel shows

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Disney has decided to step towards the launch of Disney+ with streaming Marvel shows. Walt Disney has to face huge competition with Netflix. 

Many well-established companies have decided this too and failed in the internet age. However, Disney believes they won’t be one of them. Disney promised to show full original content to their consumers. And Consumers are actually waiting for the launch of Disney+. 

In 1923, when Disney started, they never imagined anything like Netflix. But now, everything is here, they are bringing everyone’s favorite characters for the launch. 

Like, The Mandalorian, is speculated to be the first premiere on the platform. The show will be based on the Star Wars universe about an interplanetary bounty hunter. With this, disney+ will be about streaming content for characters in the Marvel Universe. 

Disney is spending too much to make Disney+ a huge success

To create all this content and streaming services, Disney is actually spending millions. All the Star Wars series and the Marvel movies will be available on the Platform. 

The company’s budget for 2020 is nearly $1 billion dollars. Out of this budget, the maximum share belongs to the Marvel shows. 

Sources revealed that there will be three marvel shows will be released on the platform. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, and WandaVision will be in the Marvel Universe. Each show is reported to cost up to $25 million per episode. Accordingly $500 million will be the cost of 20 episodes. However, The Mandalorian will cost up to nearly $15million per episode.

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Is Chick-fil-A’s popularity at stake?

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As per the reports, a newly released Drive-Thru performance study from QSR Magazine discloses the restaurants with the slowest and fastest average drive-thru times. As per the study customers usually, spend about an average of about 255 seconds or say 4.25 minutes while waiting in drive-thru lines between the speaker and the order window.

At Chick-fil-A, as per the study customers tends to wait for about 323 seconds or say 5.4 minutes. The report further says that the main cause behind this isn’t the poor service, but the demand. QSR Magazine is said to accurately measure a drive-thru wait using a mystery shopping and market research company in order to collect the data.

As per QSR’s methodology, each order was standardized to the main item, side item and drink, along with a minor special request, such as no ice, etc.

It’s said that the average wait time, he period between giving an order and receiving the food grew by more than a minute this summer from the previous one, as per the industry publication QSR, that is said to partner with a third party to test drive-thru service annually.

Chick-Fil-A has upped their level of the fast-food game by posting their team members outside, to take orders and payment from customers on their iPads while they wait. Breitbart News also reported that the fast-food chain had doubled its overall sales in recent years, despite protests against the restaurant because of its support for traditional marriage and Christian values.

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