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Pellerin12
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Tmdog3758
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Pepsi vs coca cola

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Pellerin12
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/8/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pellerin12

Con

Coca cola is better but my friend says Pepsi, this will settle it all
Tmdog3758

Pro

I will given specific text that Pepsi is better. I hope to prove this to all. Ready to begin when you are. Challenge accepted.
Debate Round No. 1
Pellerin12

Con

I say coca cola is better becuase in the mid 1900's coca cola beat Pepsi to the ground, plus , Pepsi is too bland and dull coca cola keeps you begging for more with its precious taste
Tmdog3758

Pro

Pepsi is better.
However, dig just a little bit and you'll find very different companies. Coca-Cola's main line of business is its carbonated drinks " about three-quarters of its revenues. For PepsiCo, it's only a quarter of their revenues. The rest of PepsiCo's sales come from snacks and foods, owning such popular brands as Frito-Lay, Doritos, Cheetos, Quaker, and Cap n' Crunch.

For Steve Cortes, founder of Veracruz TJM, the difference in product mix is the reason why PepsiCo has outperformed Coca-Cola in 2013 and why he thinks it will continue to do so in the future.

"Pepsi is far more of a food company," says Cortes. "Food companies have done terrifically well lately, largely because the input costs have absolutely plummeted. Corn, for instance, just a couple of weeks ago hit a three-year low. The food space has been a terrific spot to be."
Debate Round No. 2
Pellerin12

Con

True but coca cola is clasic and it leaves you begging for more With its amazing taste. And as you said before coca cola makes mostly carbonated drinks that means it has a lot more experience with drinks and what custamors want
Tmdog3758

Pro

Now, contemplate Coke's chief rival, PepsiCo. It's got similar exposure to our vanishing taste for sodas, but there's a whole other side to the business: Snacks, which account for about half the company's sales, and have been selling more robustly of late. Carbonated soft drinks make up only about a quarter of PepsiCo's U.S. sales, compared to 60 percent at Coke. Despite activist investor Nelson Peltz's crusade to get the company to split them apart, CEO Indra Nooyi has stubbornly refused. "Decoupling our beverage and snack businesses in North America would significantly reduce our relevance to our customers," she points out.

That's probably a smart move, given that there's no guarantee Americans will spend the same amount of money on branded beverages in the future -- but they're not likely to stop snacking anytime soon.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
9spaceking
Pellerin12Tmdog3758Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: pro uses statistics and actual people while con makes bland assertions with no evidence to back it up...... Except for one problem. Pro had plagiarism. So conduct points to con.
Vote Placed by Zanomi3 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Giving full points to Con due to plagiarism. If this is not allowed, please notify me and I will adjust accordingly, giving only conduct and arguments to Con. Just for those curious, here are the sources Pro copied directly from. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/02/20/coke-or-pepsi-as-soda-sales-crash-pepsis-a-better-bet/ http://m.cnbc.com/TalkingNumbers/details.php?page=9&sid=101270052
Vote Placed by republicofdhar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con was referring to the drink and Pro referred to the company. Con never corrected or redefined "Pepsi" or "Coca Cola" and allowed Pro to redefine the parameters of this debate. I'm not sure if this was meant to be a legitimate debate, but Con provided subjective arguments (e.g. "precious taste") whereas Pro provided very objective arguments, especially to do with PepsiCo's diversified product mix. Spelling and grammar to Pro; I was rather perturbed that Con spelt "customers" as "custamors". Both didn't use sources.