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You don't manage ten years at the top of PepsiCo without having a bit of bite. And yesterday, Indra Nooyi, who is due to celebrate a decade...


Olly Wehring | 5 Jul 2016

On Thursday, PepsiCo will report its second-quarter and first-half results. Here, just-drinks looks at the major developments for the group in the three months to the end of June.


Ben Cooper | 6 Jun 2016

The world's two largest soft drinks producers, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo, are among the ten multinational companies included in Oxfam's 'Behind the Brands' report, which rates the global food and drinks businesses across seven criteria relating to their supply chain policies. Oxfam's scores and summaries of Coca-Cola's and PepsiCo's performance are detailed here, along with the companies' responses.


Ben Cooper | 6 Jun 2016

PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co have made progress on some of the agricultural supply chain issues monitored by Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign. But, Ben Cooper writes, the NGO bemoans the companies’ lack of progress on farm worker pay and conditions and support for smallholders.


Andy Morton | 14 Apr 2016

PepsiCo will report its first-quarter results on Monday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in beverages for the three months to the end of March:

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 | 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.


Andy Morton | 28 Jun 2016

PepsiCo is to relaunch Diet Pepsi with aspartame in the US a year after removing the artificial sweetener from the zero-calorie soda.


Mini Pant Zachariah | 9 Jun 2016

The Indian state government of Karnataka has given PepsiCo permission to build a major new soft drinks and snacks manufacturing plant, 200km south-west of Bangalore.


Andy Morton | 20 May 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.


Olly Wehring | 17 May 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is worst-placed among soft drinks companies to deal with consumers' and regulators' concerns about sugared drinks globally, an analyst has warned.


Andy Morton | 17 May 2016

PepsiCo has taken its AMP Energy brand into the growing world of e-sports and gaming for the first time through a link-up with live streaming platform Twitch.


Andy Morton | 10 May 2016

PepsiCo is to roll out a new global emoji marketing campaign for Pepsi that includes a series of five-second TV ads.


Lucy Britner | 22 Apr 2016

A spokesperson for PepsiCo has confirmed to just-drinks the appointment of a new SVP & global chief information officer at the company. 


Lucy Britner | 20 Apr 2016

PepsiCo has launched a new line of flavoured sparkling waters as it continues to innovate outside of soda. 


Lucy Britner | 19 Apr 2016

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has outlined the company's plans to capitalise on growing health and wellness trends. 


Lucy Britner | 18 Apr 2016

PepsiCo has reported a lift in sales and operating profits for its North America Beverages (NAB) division, though group sales and profits were down. 


Olly Wehring | 13 Apr 2016

Pepsi Bottling Ventures has consolidated two of its facilities in North Carolina into a new site in Harrisburg.


Andy Morton | 31 Mar 2016

PepsiCo has confirmed the launch of its latest "craft" soda, Pepsi-Cola 1893.


Lucy Britner | 31 Mar 2016

PepsiCo is to launch its Mountain Dew Black Label brand across the US following trials at college campuses. 


Lucy Britner | 31 Mar 2016

PepsiCo has promoted the CEO of its North America Beverages unit to head up its total North America operations, prompting one analyst to suggest that he could be in line to take over as group CEO.


Lucy Britner | 22 Mar 2016

PepsiCo has made its first move into cold-pressed juice in the US, with the launch of five products under its Naked brand.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 8 Apr 2016

The drinks industry could do more to benefit from new technology.


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.

Company research

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

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PepsiCo: Does Trian have a case for a spinoff?

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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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