LaCroix is struggling to keep up in a competitive seltzer market
Jun 27, 2019

LaCroix is struggling to keep up in a competitive seltzer market

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Plus: The latest on Boeing's 737 Max and and your crash course on Shenzhen, China, where the world’s top electric vehicle and iPhone assembly companies were born.

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What's a pioneer firm to do when its competitors copy its successful trend?

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LaCroix dominates the flavored seltzer market, but its market share is fizzling as competitors sweep in.
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer