Athletic apparel company Nike (NYSE: NKE) is what I like to call a “pillar of civilization” stock at least in the sports apparel business. If Nike were to disappear tomorrow, it would be missed—at least for a short while. Nike’s iconic swoosh symbol appears on a number of sports programs and commercials. Athletes across the world in a variety of sports small and large publicly endorse and wear its products, adding to its brand recognition. With that said, Nike definitely deserves a second look by serious long-term investors. Here’s why.
On June 7, it was reported that the Keurig Kold machine will come to a disappointing end. Customers will receive a refund for their machines because the pods will no longer be available. Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) loses a much needed avenue of distribution for its products as it faces headwinds from the healthy lifestyles movement.
Carbonated soda demand volume has fallen steadily since 2004. Coca-Cola needed all the help it could get. However, it wasn’t a total loss for Coca-Cola nor is the concept totally dead. Let’s examine what happened and what the future holds for making cold soda beverages at home.