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Why stevia can still win in soft drinks - Comment

Consumer trends, along with government pressure and drinks companies' calorie pledges, mean the future for stevia is bright, regardless of i...

Has Coca-Cola pushed PepsiCo, AB InBev together?

Following completion of its takeover of SABMiller this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev has given notice it will sell SAB's share in African bottl...

Ben Cooper | 28 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. However, Ben Cooper writes, an even greater focus on specific areas of water stress from all drinks companies looks certain to be required to take industry engagement on water to the next level.

Richard Corbett | 22 Sep 2016

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at the sports drinks category and considers its continued reliance on one market at a time when its global future should look considerably more upbeat.

Ben Cooper | 30 Aug 2016

In this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper examines how Diageo's investment in a UK drinks start-up represents a commercial and sustainability win-win.

Ray Rowlands | 9 Aug 2016

Bottled water looks set to overtake soda as the number one soft drink choice in the US. Here, Ray Rowlands examines how the global bottled water market has developed and how it will continue to evolve.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 22 Jul 2014

Last week, we published the first part of our interview with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo and head of global research & development. Here, in the second and final part, Dr Khan gives us a tour of the inner workings of PepsiCo's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department.

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2014

Late last month, editor Olly Wehring spoke with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo. In part one of this interview, Khan discusses the changing role of Research & Development in recent years, and where R&D sits in the company's armoury for growth.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 20 Oct 2016

PepsiCo has pooled its beverages sales forces in France with Danone Waters in the out-of-home food channel.

Andy Morton | 17 Oct 2016

PepsiCo is ready to launch a US$500m bid for probiotic and kombucha drinks producer Kevita, according to Reuters.

Olly Wehring | 11 Oct 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has followed today's completion of its takeover of SABMiller with the announcement of its intention to offload SAB's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to The Coca-Cola Co.

Andy Morton | 10 Oct 2016

PepsiCo has attacked a lawsuit alleging its Naked Juice range misleads consumers over the type of fruit and vegetables it contains.

Andy Morton | 7 Oct 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff have continued their slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands.

Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2016

The CEO of PepsiCo has hailed healthy beverages, as the company continues to transform its business to keep up with consumer demand for health drinks. 

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2016

PepsiCo has increased year-to-date beverage volumes as its North American drinks unit boosted sales and profits.

Lucy Britner | 19 Sep 2016

An analyst has said that PepsiCo's beverage unit may be a more realistic target for Anheuser-Busch InBev than The Coca-Cola Co, as the brewer is expected to look outside of beer for its next acquisition. 

Andy Morton | 8 Sep 2016

PepsiCo is working on a new Gatorade product that analyses sweat to deliver a customised formula.

Lucy Britner | 31 Aug 2016

PepsiCo has released its first organic product in the Gatorade range. G Organic is available in Lemon, Strawberry and Mixed Berry flavours. 

Andy Morton | 25 Aug 2016

PepsiCo has appointed one of Time magazine's top 100 most influential people to its board of directors.

Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2016

PepsiCo has released its Mountain Dew "Camo Cans" for the fifth year in a row as it launches its latest 'Outdoor' campaign in the US.

Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2016

PepsiCo's recently-launched emojis are set to further infiltrate social media as the soft drinks maker becomes the launch partner for a new Twitter ad product.

Lucy Britner | 9 Aug 2016

PepsiCo has rolled out two new flavours of SoBe in celebration of the brand's 21st birthday.

Andy Morton | 8 Aug 2016

PepsiCo is taking "crafted" soft drinks range Stubborn Soda to US shelves as it expands the brand into major retail outlets.

Andy Morton | 22 Jul 2016

The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are set to ramp up their fizzy fruit juice portfolios in India once authorities standardise food safety guidelines on the category, a report has said.

Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2016

PepsiCo has sold a UK juice plant to Belgian beverage co-packer Konings for an undisclosed fee.

Andy Morton | 8 Jul 2016

PepsiCo's CEO has explained her company's decision to return aspartame to the Diet Pepsi portfolio, but admitted consumer "trepidation" around the artificial sweetener remains.

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2016

PepsiCo's global beverage volumes climbed by 2% in the first half of the year, driven by gains in the Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA) region.

Lucy Britner | 5 Jul 2016

PepsiCo franchisee Varun Beverages has filed a preliminary prospectus with India's Securities and Exchange Board for an initial public offer (IPO). 

Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2016

PepsiCo is returning the 1990s-era Crystal Pepsi to its North American portfolio for a limited time.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 31 Mar 2016

The soft drinks world is abuzz today over what an executive shake-up at PepsiCo might mean to on-going speculation over CEO Indra Nooyi's successor.

Andy Morton | 21 Mar 2016

PepsiCo has unveiled footage of its upcoming soda, Pepsi 1893.

Company research

Pepsi-Cola Egypt / Alkan Bugshan in Soft Drinks (Egypt)

Pepsi-Cola Egypt / Alkan Bugshan in Soft Drinks (Egypt)

Pepsi-Cola Egypt provides a range of soft drinks in the country, especially in carbonates, bottled water, mixers and tonic water....

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Carbonates in Egypt

Carbonates in Egypt

Carbonates were the most popular soft drinks in Egypt in 2015. Carbonates consumption was driven by Egypt’s teenagers and the growing population....

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Hot Coffee Market in Saudi Arabia to 2019

Hot Coffee Market in Saudi Arabia to 2019

The report presents detailed data on consumption trends in the Hot Coffee category in Saudi Arabia, analyzing consumption volumes and values at segment level....

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