Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is supporting convenience retailers with the introduction of a new 12 x 500ml PET case format across selected flavoured carbonates.
Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, Lilt, and Cherry Coke will now be available in a 12 x 500ml case size across both £1 price-marked packs (PMPs) and standard packs.
The launch follows the success of its existing 12 x 500ml PET case size which launched last year in Coca-Cola Zero and Coca-Cola Life variants. The change in aimed at enabling wholesalers to better support retailers so they can stock a broader range of soft drinks across a variety of sectors to meet consumer needs.
The new case size will also benefit retailers with limited storage space, giving them greater flexibility to stock up on cases as products sell through. Coca-Cola and Diet Coke will continue to remain available in the larger case size of 24 x 500ml.
CCE wholesale sales director Simon Harrison said: “We work closely with wholesalers and independent retailers to ensure they can provide their customers with choice in both flavour and format.
“We also recognise that stocking larger case sizes can be difficult for some retailers, particularly those with limited storage space. Our aim with this new case format is to give our customers more flexibility than they’ve had previously to stock the right amount of product for their store.”