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Back to Basics as Big Soda Rethinks Bottler Ties

The Coca-Cola Co's largest independent bottler has been flexing its considerable might of late....

Spotlight – Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group have been under pressure following its long-awaited licensing deal with The Coca-Cola Co, but many analyst...

Research - Global drinking culture enters new era

Euromonitor International | 30 Apr 2010

Portfolio diversity has become increasingly important over the past decade, fuelled by intensive retail modernisation and a new generation of consumers with high expectations of choice. 'Drinking Cultures of the World – Globalisation Creates Opportunities', Euromonitor International’s latest briefing on global drinking habits, highlights the challenges and opportunities going forward.

In the Spotlight - Coca-Cola Co, CCE deal editorial team | 26 Feb 2010

Coca-Cola Co's $12bn deal to acquire the North American operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises has dominated business news headlines in the last 24 hours. Here, just-drinks digests the market reaction.

Focus - Coke and Pepsi vie for bragging rights

Ben Cooper | 12 Feb 2010

The bitterest rivalry in the soft drinks market and arguably in the entire consumer goods arena is that between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Conveniently for those wishing to see how that battle is progressing, the two companies publish their annual results within a few days of one another. Ben Cooper takes a look at their performances and assesses who currently has the bragging rights.

In the spotlight – Pepsi Bottling Group

Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 2010

The largest bottler of PepsiCo beverages, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), this week released its full-year results, likely the last for the firm as an independent company. Michelle Russell examines the market reaction.

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - The Coca-Cola Co editorial team | 1 Oct 2009

The opportunity to grab some time with the chief marketing officer of a company the size of The Coca-Cola Co. doesn't come along very often. However, when just-drinks was invited to Zurich by the company last week, the chance to grab an audience with Joe Tripodi was the clincher. Olly Wehring puts the questions to Tripodi, and his time starts... now.

The just-drinks interview – PepsiCo International

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 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.

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Bacardi switches rum category directors

Olly Wehring | 1 Nov 2012

In a busy HR week for Bacardi, the company has confirmed the appointment of a senior global category director of rums.

Pepsi-Cola Philippines sees H1 profits jump 436%

Andy Morton | 30 Jul 2012

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines (PCPPI) has posted a 436% rise in its first-half profits, fuelled by strong cola growth.

PepsiCo to fight proposed sugar taxes

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2012

PepsiCo Americas Beverages will reduce the calorie content of its soft drinks as US cities mull taxes on high-sugar drinks, the company's divisional head has said.

just The Preview - Britvic Q1

Michelle Russell | 24 Jan 2012

Britvic will report interim results for its first-quarter tomorrow (25 January). Here, just-drinks brings you the company's highlights for the 12 weeks to 20 December.

Pepsi Bottling Ventures replaces retired CEO

Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 2012

Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has appointed a president and CEO to replace Keith Reimer.

Pure Growth Partners secures distribution deal

Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 2012

Pure Growth Partners has signed a deal with independent Pepsi distributor, the Honickman Group, for its Street King energy shot in the US.

Britvic pins high hopes on US venture

Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 2011

Britvic has said that it hopes to one day launch its Fruit Shoot brand nationwide in the US, as part of a strategy to expand beyond the UK soft drinks market.

Britvic FY profits up, outlook positive

Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 2011

Britvic has recorded an increase in full-year profits and said that it is confident on the year ahead, despite a continued challenging financial environment.

just the Facts - PepsiCo M&A Activity since 2006

Michelle Russell | 17 Nov 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.

CEO succession concerns PepsiCo board

Michelle Russell | 8 Nov 2011

Members of the PepsiCo board of directors have expressed frustration at the lack of a potential successor to CEO, Indra Nooyi, according to reports.

Coca-Cola Co to buy Great Plains bottler

Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2011

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to purchase US bottler Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co for US$360m.

PepsiCo makes senior executive changes

Michelle Russell | 14 Sep 2011

PepsiCo has announced several executive changes, including the appointment of a CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages.

just On Call - PepsiCo will focus on nutrition

Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2011

PepsiCo has said that it is looking to accelerate the growth of its nutritional segment, with a focus on Gatorade and products under the Wimm-Bill-Dann banner.

PepsiCo reports drop in Q1 profits, sales jump editorial team | 28 Apr 2011

PepsiCo has reaffirmed its full-year earnings outlook, despite recorded a drop in first quarter profits.

PepsiCo takes M&A off the agenda, for now

Chris Mercer | 31 Mar 2011

PepsiCo's chief financial officer has told just-drinks that the company does not expect to make any more large-scale acquisitions in the immediate future.

Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo may close plants - analysts

Michelle Russell | 25 Mar 2011

The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo may close several facilities as part of their bottler integration processes, Sanford Bernstein analysts have predicted.

PepsiCo pips Coca-Cola in value - analyst

Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 2011

PepsiCo's purchase of Wimm-Bill-Dann last month makes it a better investment bet than The Coca-Cola Co heading into 2011, according to analyst group Sanford Bernstein.

just the Facts - The Russian soft drinks market editorial team | 6 Dec 2010

Last week, PepsiCo agreed to buy 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) for US$3.8bn in a move that will make PepsiCo the largest food and beverage group in Russia.

Suntory to create new business divisions editorial team | 24 Nov 2010

Suntory Group has announced a number of organisational changes within the firm that will see the creation of three new divisions and the appointment of new executives.

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