The cost of the machines are highly prohibitive, particularly with the growing numbers of those families living on less money.
American is still experiencing an expansion in the POOR, lesser financially endowed, and an increase in the separation between the HAVES and HAVE NOTS. Convenience is costly these days and only a portion of the population will be able to afford them. Therefore there will never be a place without soda cans or bottles
Yes, Keurig will make buying bottled soda a thing of the past, because there is no need to buy soda anymore. Keurig is a lot cleaner for the environment, and people are a lot more conscious about environmental issues than they used to be. It is also a lot more cost-effective, because you don't have to pay for a bottle that you just throw away later.
Keurig seems unlikely to find success with its Sodastream
machines, elegant as they may look. People will continue to buy canned and
bottled soda because they do not want the hassle of mixing the soda, or of
cleaning the machine. The ads make the product look enticing, and some people
will doubtless buy them, but they will get bored with the work involved and
long for their old brand of soda. This is a fad, one that will not last long.
No, even though Keurig had made a device that can allow individuals to make their own soda at home, it is easier to just buy already made soda. Some people, well many people, are addicted to soda and will not give up the easy access of just buying soda on go and in any flavor that they so choose. Convenience is always more valuable with consumer, soda companies have no worries as of yet.
I do not believe that Keurig will make buying bottled soda a thing of the past. While I'm sure they will snatch up a small slice of the market, their prices will more than likely keep their products out of most peoples hands. Given their pricing in other markets, I have to assume I won't be able to afford it.
The extinction of bottled sodas is not going to happen. Recycling initiatives for plastic and glass are viable, but I don't see any of these self blending products overcoming the massive marketing power of the makers of Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola. These will be a fad or perhaps a niche market, but be prepared to see the real thing in stores for a long time to come.
Keurig will not make buying bottled soda a thing of the past. People are set in their ways, and it would take more then just one company changing things to get people to stop buying bottled soda. People will be buying bottled soda for a long time to come and that will not change.