Schweppes SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Schweppes with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Schweppes

Parent Company

Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) Group

Category

Beverage

Sector

Lifestyle

Tagline/ Slogan

Schhh...You know who(1960s), 

USP

Manufactured the oldest soft drink (Tonic Water) in the world

STP

Segment

Soda loving people

Target Group

Bartenders, individual consumers primarily in the age group of 12-35 years

Positioning

Premium product

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. With a strong growth in volume, it is the company’s second biggest volume driven brand
2. More than 40,000 new fountain valves in North America, the biggest market
3. Among the top ginger ale in the US and Canada
4. Have won many awards like Best Customer Satisfaction among soft drink companies, Department of Transportation’s supplier of the year award, was named in The Civic 50 etc.
5. CSR activities include, having raised $6 million for United Way, DPS’ ACTIONeering program and Action Nation Month encourages employees to contribute 50 hours for any NGO, and various environmental initiatives etc. 
6. Used as a base for many cocktails/mocktails
7. Increase in net sales and net profit

8. Strong advertising and marketing makes it a top of the mind brand

Weaknesses

1. Not easily available in many major markets like India, China, Africa etc.
2. Only available in limited flavors and has tremendous competition means limited market share

Opportunities

1. Emerging economies like India, China etc.
2. Diversify product portfolio

3. More advertising and marketing to increase brand awareness

Threats

1.  Intense competition
2. Foreign exchange risk, interest rate risk, commodity risks etc.

3. Fluctuating economic conditions

Competition

Competitors

1.Coca-Cola

2.Pepsi

3.Polar beverages



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