17 November 2011
According to a report in the New York Post yesterday (16 November), PepsiCo is working on two major acquisitions, in addition to examining the possibility of a business split.
13 September 2011
Nestle is reportedly interested in buying Russian juice and baby food producer Progress.
8 April 2011
Having returned to pre-recession rates, the fruit/vegetable juice category is set to maintain its current strong growth trend - as long as producers can keep up with consumer needs, reports Richard Haffner.
13 January 2011
Rounding off our preview of 2011 is this, the second and final part of Euromonitor International's look at what the year holds for the soft drinks and water categories.
3 December 2010
PepsiCo's deal for Wimm-Bill-Dann will see the group leapfrog its old foe The Coca-Cola Co in Russia's juice market.
7 October 2010
PepsiCo has said it will place more emphasis on producing products backed by science as it announces plans to create a nutrition business unit to develop new products in a series of drinks categories.
6 July 2010
The rise of the world’s large emerging markets, Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico - or BRICM to give them their popular acronym - has been especially significant for the drinks industry. With its array of international and local brands and a growing inquisitiveness of consumers worldwide towards foreign drinks, the drinks industry is a good fit for globalisation.
6 July 2010
Russia has a strong drinks sector, especially for spirits, beer and juices. Alcoholic beverage makers are having to deal with flat sales on the domestic market and a government determined to reduce alcohol consumption, forcing quality producers to look to export sales to boost profits.
1 April 2010
PepsiCo has declined to comment on a report that its Russian juice subsidiary, Lebedyanksy, dropped into the red in 2009.
19 March 2010
The Coca-Cola Co is reported to have tabled a bid to purchase a stake in Russian juice producer Nidan Juice. What is drawing the US drinks giant to this market and what can it expect from its investment there? just-drinks draws from the latest report from Euromonitor International to deliver you just-the-facts.
3 February 2010
The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) has said it continues to make progress with the Lebedyansky juice business in Russia, despite a decline in the category last year.
8 October 2009
Falling costs and investments in innovation have helped PepsiCo today (8 October) reported a solid profit performance in its third quarter of 2009, despite a dip in revenues.
6 October 2009
Pepsi Bottling Group has reported an uplift in consumer demand for soft drinks across Europe and Mexico in the third quarter, but conditions in the US are likely to remain challenging.
4 September 2009
Russian food and beverage group Wimm-Bill-Dann has posted a jump in second-quarter earnings, although a weak rouble weighed on half-year profits.
6 July 2009
PepsiCo and its bottling affiliate, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), is to invest US$1bn in Russia over the next three years.
20 April 2009
PepsiCo has posted a slight dip in profits in its first quarter, with net sales in the period following suit.
24 November 2008
Russian juice producer Lebedyanksy may borrow up to RUB10bn (US$364m) from its main stakeholder PepsiCo in a bid to help it finance current operations.
17 September 2008
PepsiCo has submitted a bid to acquire the remaining 25% of leading Russian juice firm Lebedyansky.
29 August 2008
PepsiCo and its main bottling arm have said they have completed a deal to buy 75% of leading Russian juice firm Lebedyansky.
28 July 2008
Under the stewardship of chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo has so far been able to shrug off the rising costs and economic slowdown that has taken the shine off many beverage and food companies.
21 July 2008
PepsiCo has been given the green light to go ahead with its acquisition of Lebedyansky in Russia
17 June 2008
Minority shareholders in Russia's OAO Lebedyansky have voted to sell its juice business to US soft drinks giant PepsiCo, the newspaper Kommersant reported today (17 June).
9 June 2008
JSC Lebedyansky has posted a net loss in its first quarter, compared to a healthy profit in the same period a year earlier.
17 April 2008
PepsiCo returned to the headlines last month, when it announced its plans to buy a major stake in Russian juice company Lebedyansky. The transaction, for a 75% stake in the company – which accounts for 30% of the country’s juice market - marked a clear statement of intent for the company in the emerging markets of the world. In the second part of this month’s just-drinks interview, PepsiCo International’s chairman and CEO, Mike White, tells Olly Wehring of the company’s approach in the developing markets, and considers the effect of the current economic climate on the soft drinks giant.
16 April 2008
Moscow police are looking for the murderers of the Russian Juice Producers Union’s president, who was beaten to death by masked attackers last weekend, according to local reports.
8 April 2008
PepsiCo is aiming to become the largest beverage company in Russia and its recent acquisition of a majority stake in the juice company, JSC Lebedyansky, represents an important step towards achieving this aim. In this month’s two-part just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Mike White, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo International, about the company’s plans for Russia.
20 March 2008
PepsiCo and The Pepsi Bottling Group have agreed to jointly acquire a majority stake in Russia’s leading branded juice company JSC Lebedyansky.
13 November 2007
Lebedyansky has posted a slip in net income for the first nine months of this year.
13 September 2007
Lebedyansky has had its share coverage lowered, despite the release of a healthy set of first half figures earlier this week.
10 September 2007
Lebedyansky has posted a healthy lift in its first half figures.