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Britvic's FY Performance by Region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a 3% dip in sales in its full-year results as profits rose. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's per...

The US beer market - A level playing field for all

In a developed market where the top two players account for over two-thirds of total volumes, smaller players would be forgiven for thinking...


Ben Cooper | 30 Oct 2015

Setting an ambitious target and just failing to meet it is surely better than settling for an easy one and romping home with time to spare but, Ben Cooper writes, when setting stretching sustainability targets, companies risk having to admit failure and are judged harshly when they do.


Richard Corbett | 20 Oct 2015

Coconut water has been drunk in parts of the world for thousands of years but, with the exception of Robinson Crusoe and maybe a few others, the concept is still relatively new among European consumers.


Olly Wehring | 16 Sep 2015

Today's confirmation that Anheuser-Busch InBev is exploring a bid for SABMiller will have come as a surprise to precisely nobody in the global beer industry. And, while it is by no means a done-deal, there's a certain sense of inevitability about it that many have felt for quite a while now.


Ben Cooper | 27 Aug 2015

World Water Week is an opportunity for companies to convene with other stakeholders to discuss the importance of water stewardship, and also to draw attention to their own initiatives, as Nestle has done.

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 | 3 Feb 2016

PepsiCo is to nudge Pepsi into the New York limelight with a cocktail bar in the city, dedicated to the taste of the kola nut.


Andy Morton | 29 Jan 2016

Illinois soft drinks maker Cool Mountain Beverages has launched a new 'craft' soda, Chicago Draft Style Ginger Ale.


Andy Morton | 20 Jan 2016

PepsiCo has added four flavours to its Mountain Dew Kickstart range ahead of a new marketing campaign for the energy drinks.


Olly Wehring | 15 Jan 2016

PepsiCo is set to launch a kale-based vegetable smoothie in the UK under its Naked juice brand.


Andy Morton | 18 Dec 2015

PepsiCo is to introduce new labelling on its Tropicana products to assure consumers that most of the juice range does not contain genetically-engineered ingredients.


Lucy Britner | 17 Dec 2015

PepsiCo has refused to be drawn on reports that it will release an organic version of its Gatorade sports drink, adding that it is working on a number of sports products for the brand.


Andy Morton | 10 Dec 2015

PepsiCo has switched bottlers in Croatia to Radenska after its previous partner decided to exit the soft drinks category.


Andy Morton | 7 Dec 2015

PepsiCo has confirmed it will switch production in Croatia after current partner Badel 1862 exited the soft drinks category.


Andy Morton | 4 Dec 2015

Croatia's largest spirits producer Badel 1862 is to exit the non-alcoholic beverage market, according to a report.


Lucy Britner | 3 Dec 2015

Key UK flavour trends for 2016 include microbe-based cocktails, cachaca and algae, according to research released this week.


Andy Morton | 25 Nov 2015

Britvic has lined up new launches for next year, including a Purdy's overhaul, as the soft drinks maker battles a weak UK consumer backdrop.


Andy Morton | 19 Nov 2015

PepsiCo has confirmed job cuts after reports it had closed its global marketing procurement department.


Andy Morton | 13 Nov 2015

UK soft drinks maker Nari Juice has launched an “ethically-sourced” palm juice using sap from West African and South Asian coconut plantations.


Lucy Britner | 13 Nov 2015

Scientists from Cornell University have claimed to have reduced the bitter aftertaste of plant-based sweetener stevia.


Lucy Britner | 9 Nov 2015

Heineken has appointed Cindy Tervoort to the role of UK marketing director, following the promotion of Jacco van der Linden to managing director of Heineken's operating company in China. 


Dean Best | 15 Oct 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has reportedly stopped talks with Chobani after deciding the US yoghurt maker did not fit its portfolio.


Olly Wehring | 6 Oct 2015

PepsiCo has upped its full-year EPS forecast, after reporting a lift in both group and North America Beverages sales in the first nine months of its fiscal year.


Canadean | 29 Sep 2015

Global coconut water consumption has leapt in the last ten years, with growth expected to remain in double digits this year, according to new research.


Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

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


Andy Morton | 22 Sep 2015

PepsiCo is adding to its cane sugar US portfolio with the launch of Mtn Dew Black Label.


Olly Wehring | 18 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 20 Jan 2016

With The Coca-Cola Co stealing yesterday's limelight with its new united marketing strategy for brand Coke yesterday, a Forbes interview with PepsiCo North America Beverages' new CMO, Seth Kaufman, slipped under the radar.


Andy Morton | 23 Nov 2015

Forget gluten-free. Fodmaps are the latest food trend, and if you work in the soft drinks industry it is important to know where you stand with them.

Company research

PepsiCo, Inc. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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PepsiCo: Does Trian have a case for a spinoff?

PepsiCo: Does Trian have a case for a spinoff?

This case study explores why activist Investor Nelson Peltz is advocating that PepsiCo should separate its drinks and snacks divisions. It assesses the case for and against division, and considers whe...

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Cía de Bebidas Pepsico SA in Soft Drinks (Spain)

Cía de Bebidas Pepsico SA in Soft Drinks (Spain)

Cía de Bebidas Pepsico continued to struggle to maintain its volume sales in the current economic scenario. In 2013 the company focused on two fronts in order to reverse the downwards trend in consump...

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