Polar Beverages SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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

Polar Beverages

Parent Company

Polar Beverages




Food and Beverage

Tagline/ Slogan

The most health-smart bubbly thirst-squelching beverage you can find, Making bubbles since 1882


Large product portfolio with over 18 flavour varieties in Polar Seltzer only



Anyone who consumes non-alcoholic ready to drink (non-milk based) beverages on any occasion

Target Group

All age groups, from kids to adults


100% naturally flavoured and healthy beverages

SWOT Analysis


1. Largest independent soft-drink bottler in the United States
2. Strong traditional values due to fourth-generation, family-owned business
3. The polar bear mascot of the company is a symbol of their credibility
4. Several acquisitions over the past decade have increased the scope of the company

5. Its product portfolio includes fruit-flavored sodas, seltzer, ginger ale, drink mixers, and spring water

6. The popular brands include Polar bev, Adirondack and Cape Cod Dry


1. Due to its legacy and heritage, it may be tough for the youth to relate with the company
2. Lack of marketing expertise compared to global giants

3. The company has a major share of the US market but doesn’t have a significant presence outside US
4. Complex relationships and contracts due to the several acquisitions


1. To expand into cola based beverages
2. Can offer a range of ready to make cocktail/mock tails along with sodas
3.Can expand into flavoured water, juices etc.


1. Movement of companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi etc into the packaged water industry
2. Decrease in consumption of sodas due to health concerns
3. Emergence of substitutes like flavoured water etc.



1. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc
2. Coca Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England Inc
3. American Beverage Corporation


The table above concludes the Polar Beverages SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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