5 most profitable products

Several factors contribute to a product's success or failure. The owners of these products obviously are doing something right.

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May 16, 2013 4:58PM
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If you get a chance to try a Coke that is made in Mexico, DO IT.  They sell them at some places here in the US and they are FAR superior than the high fructose corn syrup junk they sell us here.  Coke needs to sell their best tasting product in the US!!!!
May 16, 2013 11:47PM
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Wow, I see babies drinking Baby Formula, then kids drinking Coca-Cola, then the cram for finals and drink energy drinks, wonder how the heck they are gonna pay off the student loans and pick up smoking and texting and downloading apps!!!

Funny!!! 

May 13, 2013 8:42PM
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back in marketing 101, these products were referred to as cash cows.  products that bring in the bulk of the corporate revenue year after year.
May 13, 2013 11:25PM
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I own now, and have in the past, bar/restaurants in smaller towns and Coca-Cola has BY FAR the worst customer service I have ever seen..............."make the most money for the stockholders". I have not seen a "rep" in 4 years. I have not been contacted (other than corporate wondering what my next pop order will be). This company does not even ask "how is your business" or "can we serve you better" EVEN BY PHONE !!! But they sure want that next dollar.

 

My problem (and I'm trying to fix that) is MY customers don't like Pepsi products with their liquor.

 

I have several product vendors that call on me EVERY WEEK but coca-cola is too busy making money to mess with the little guys and since Warren Buffet is now a major stockholder you can bet they're not going to bother with me now.

 

on a scale from 0-10, I rate Coca-Cola a 00000.

May 16, 2013 10:28PM
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Actually "Mixologist" Pepsi has more acid in it than Coke does, The stories about Coke being able to clean blood off of a highway and oil off of garage floors --are true but they have been used for years because Coke was more readily available, Pepsi will do the same thing.  
May 23, 2013 1:02PM
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I think they missed Big Pharm here.
May 23, 2013 2:02PM
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I love how they had to add (legal) in there haha
May 23, 2013 1:54PM
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Even though Coke has gone downhill a little I still wont be drinking any damn Pepsi! If you don't drink a Pepsi in the first 10 minutes after it has been opened it tastes like crap!!!
May 23, 2013 4:12PM
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The government made Marlboro more profitable with all the taxes. I remember buying them for 25c a pack which means a 30% profit would be maybe 7.5c a pack. Now the government has driven up the price to the point they no longer need to price low to get new smokers they simply price as high as possible for those too addicted to quit. Eventually their market will die out but it's a gold mine now.
May 16, 2013 10:44PM
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"A company that spends too much on research and development, marketing or management can smother a product's margins" - Here is the  real problem with the idea of a growing America.

Short sightedness that the cash cow will live for ever and the margins will never erode - Stupid.

R&D the next cash cow, Market the company as a whole (not as a single item), Manage your Product Lines and People, worry less about shareholder dividends  with short term gains and think long term.

Now that's  Business 101
May 23, 2013 3:54PM
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every thing we like is not good for us but what good is life if you cant / eat / drink / smoke . my mom's food is not good for me but take out the sugar butter all the thing i like and it will not tast as good . be happy ta hell with every one else.  like the cowboys fans stressing if they will ever win another game. hail to the redskins

May 17, 2013 8:40AM
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Really! Coke, Monster, Marlboro! No wonder people have so many health challenges! You know what they say "The longer the shelf life, the shorter your life."
May 23, 2013 4:56PM
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 LIKE RON WHITE SAID YOU CANT FIX STUPID. so drink your pepsi
May 16, 2013 9:04PM
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Lame article, except for the baby formula, everything else is bad for you and highly addictive.
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Did you know Pepsi bought Leeway Van lines to Bankrupt three days later for Income Taxes.  they ripped American off!
May 23, 2013 4:28PM
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I think they left out some.  Insurance agents will call their policies "products."  If insurance is a product, then I think medicare supplements must certainly be in the top five.  I have always heard if a product is good, it does not have to be advertised.  And, I think that is true.  I also know someone is paying for the ads.  So, these scams (my opinion) are being sold rapidly.  Another "product" if yuu can call it a product are pills called "medicine."  If the "ask your doctor" ads are any indication, I think they have to be probably one of the most profitable.  Someone pays for those relentless, prime time, every day, all day ads.  And, look at the doctor offices....no spaces...year round!!! Addicting Bullymerica.  When nobody knows their name from pills, Cuba's boy scouts could take us over.
May 23, 2013 1:53PM
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Coke and I-phone did not surprise me... Marlboro cigs yes - in comp with Salem, I would have ventured that Salem had a larger percent.. Didn't think of Enfamil until I saw it, but even with mothers breast freeding more, formula is still used a lot..  Totally surprised at Monster Energy.. guess it's the new Coke for the younger generations... But I never would have thought it to be in the top five,
May 23, 2013 3:02PM
May 16, 2013 11:48PM
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Coke, Marlboro, Monster and iPhone....all worthless junk. What a surprise.
May 16, 2013 7:05PM
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they should make coke and pepsi pay into a fund like the tobacco company's for future health problems.
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