Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent said, “Our second quarter volume results came in below our expectations reflecting an ongoing challenging global macroeconomic environment and unusually poor weather conditions in the quarter. While we are not happy with our performance, we did gain global volume and value share in total nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages as well as in sparkling and still beverages in the quarter. Despite the headwinds in the quarter, we are committed to improving upon our results, with current dynamics leading us to believe that our performance will be better in the second half of the year.”
Slow economies in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and historically wet and cold weather conditions across multiple regions impacted consumer spending and, consequently, overall NARTD beverage industry performance.
Worldwide sparkling beverage volume was even
in the quarter and up 2% year to date. Worldwide
Worldwide still beverage volume grew 6% in both the quarter and year to date.
full press release, including more facts and figures about our second quarter
results, can be found by clicking here.
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