Costco Bans Coca-Cola

A dispute over pricing has led Costco to stop selling a number of Coca-Cola brands, which means all Coke varieties as well as Sprite, Squirt, Dasani water, and Full Throttle energy drinks, reports the Associated Press.

The two companies will almost certainly work out some sort of pricing deal and make-up eventually, but in the meantime you’ll have to buy your soda elsewhere. But does it matter? A retail consultant over at notes that Costco was never a huge discounter of soft drinks in the first place, so maybe it will be a good thing to free up shelf space for other deals.

“Costco stops carrying Coke drinks in price dispute” [Associated Press]
“Costco Stops Selling Coca-Cola” [RetailWire] (registration required)
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