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Bottlers may forge new relationships with Coca-Cola and PepsiCoComment - Back to Basics as Big Soda Rethinks Bottler Ties

31 January 2013

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

GLOBAL: Bacardi switches rum category directors

1 November 2012

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

PHILIPPINES: Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines' H1 profits soar 436%

30 July 2012

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

US: Sugar tax plans "keep me up at night" - PepsiCo beverages boss

22 June 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

24 January 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.

US: Pepsi Bottling Ventures replaces retired CEO Reimer

13 January 2012

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

US: Pure Growth Partners secures Street King distribution deal

4 January 2012

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

just On Call: Britvic pins high hopes on US venture

30 November 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.

UK: Britvic FY profits up, outlook positive

30 November 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

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.

US: CEO succession concerns PepsiCo board - report

8 November 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.

US: Coca-Cola Co to acquire Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co

28 October 2011

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

US: PepsiCo makes senior executive changes

14 September 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

28 April 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.

US: PepsiCo reports drop in Q1 profits, sales jump

28 April 2011

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

CAGE 2011 - PepsiCo takes M&A off the agenda, for now

31 March 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.

US: Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo may close plants - analysts

25 March 2011

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

US: PepsiCo pips Coca-Cola Co in value stakes - analyst

17 January 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.

Review of the Year 2010 - Soft Drinks

10 December 2010

The second round-up in our Review of the Year series sees Ben Cooper consider a busy 12 months for our soft drink brethren.

just the Facts - The Russian soft drinks market

6 December 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.

JAPAN: Suntory to create new business divisions

24 November 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.

US: PepsiCo thanks bottler purchases for ramping up Q3

7 October 2010

PepsiCo has posted rises in both sales and profits for its third quarter, driven in part by the acquisition of its two anchor bottlers earlier this year.

just the Facts - PepsiCo Q3

7 October 2010

PepsiCo this morning (7 October) posted rises in both sales and profits for its third quarter, driven in part by the acquisition of its two anchor bottlers earlier this year. Here we take a closer look at the soft drink giant's results.

US: Coca-Cola Co seals Coca-Cola Enterprises deal

4 October 2010

The Coca-Cola Co has completed its takeover of the North America operations of its major bottler, Coca-Cola Enteprises.

S KOREA/PHILIPPINES: Lotte Chilsung takes control of Pepsi Cola Products Philippines

16 September 2010

Lotte Chilsung Beverage Co has broadened its Pepsi bottling portfolio with the acquisition of a controlling stake in Pepsi Cola Products Philippines.

US/CANADA: PepsiCo introduces Gatorade distribution switch

3 September 2010

PepsiCo has lined up a distribution change for its Gatorade brand in North America.

US: Recession hangover hits alcohol M&A deals - figures

28 July 2010

Alcoholic drinks firms in the US have been reluctant to acquire new businesses in the last 18 months and activity has lagged behind other sectors, such as soft drinks, new figures show.

US: PepsiCo sees bottlers deal as long-term - report

15 June 2010

PepsiCo has dismissed any notion that it would look to spin-off its newly-acquired bottlers, PepsiAmerica and Pepsi Bottling Group, according to a report.

In the Spotlight – Dr Pepper Snapple Group

11 June 2010

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group have been under pressure following its long-awaited licensing deal with The Coca-Cola Co, but many analysts think the group has reason to be cheerful. Michelle Russell examines market reaction to this week's agreement.

US: Dr Pepper Snapple to get lower windfall - analyst

12 May 2010

Analyst group Stifel Nicolaus has said that Dr Pepper Snapple Group may get a lower windfall than first assumed from The Coca-Cola Co's deal to buy the North American operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises.

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