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Soft Drinks & Water - Ringing in the New Year

Now that the Champagne corks have finished popping and the fireworks are all but a pleasant memory, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd says good...

Will Coke Life, Pepsi True damage Stevia chances?

Amidst the much-publicised decline of both regular and reduced sugar carbonates, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have confirmed plans to launch...


Ray Rowlands | 10 Apr 2014

Last month, Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund Management sent a 37-page letter to PepsiCo's board urging it to spin off, what he described as, its struggling beverage business. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at the pros and cons of such a monumental undertaking and draws his own conclusions.


This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor looks at the small but booming soft drink sub-category of 'flavour enhancers'; the 21st Century's answer to the squashes and cordials of yore.


Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2013

The Coca-Cola Co has “stubbed its toe” in China's bottled water market and lost ground to PepsiCo so far this year, an analyst has warned.


Ray Rowlands | 8 May 2013

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd considers some of the product innovations that have shaped the US cola market following news of the pending launch of an omega-3 variant.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 10 Sep 2010

The debate raging around obesity, its victims and villains, causes and consequences, is shaping the policies of some of the world's most powerful multinational companies in a way few can have predicted only a few years ago. Derek Yach, senior vice president of global health policy for PepsiCo, talks to just-drinks.


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.

Latest News

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.


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 | 10 Sep 2015

Coconut water maker Vita Coco has appointed a former PepsiCo manager as global CFO.


Canadean | 25 Aug 2015

Consumers may be curbing their intake of carbonated soft drinks in many markets, but in Vietnam, the soft drinks segment is set to break the 1bn litres barrier in 2015, according to a new report by Canadean.


Andy Morton | 9 Jul 2015

PepsiCo's Americas beverages unit has posted an increase in first-half sales and profits despite an overall slump for the snacks and drinks maker.


Olly Wehring | 23 Feb 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


James Wilmore | 12 Dec 2014

PepsiCo is set to make an unspecified number of redundancies at its office in Chicago.


Stuart Todd | 29 Jul 2014

PepsiCo has appointed Bruno Thévenin to the newly-created post of general manager of Western Europe & South Africa (WESA) for its Tropicana fruit juice brand.


Andy Morton | 13 Dec 2013

PepsiCo is to replace the Coca-Cola Co as the non-alcoholic beverage provider for Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in the US, according to reports.


Dean Best | 29 Jul 2013

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston has insisted a takeover of Mondelez International would be "too risky" after calls from activist investor Nelson Peltz to carry out the deal.


Andy Morton | 18 Jan 2013

Ocean Spray has partnered with PepsiCo-owned Tropicana to introduce a new range to the chilled juice aisle.


Andy Morton | 20 Dec 2012

PepsiCo is to launch a powered version of its Tropicana fruit juice across India to “fulfil the need gaps” for consumers in the country.


Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2012

PepsiCo is set to move its Western Europe head into the newly-created role of PepsiCo Americas Beverages president.


Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2012

PepsiCo has launched an 89oz packaging variant for its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice brand in the US.


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.


Andy Morton | 28 Jun 2012

Health concerns among India's youth will see the non-carbonated soft drinks market grow by 35% annually despite its higher unit price, the Indian chambers of commerce has said.


James Wilmore | 3 May 2012

PepsiCo has been forced to withdraw 277 Tropicana Kids Orange Juice multi-packs in the UK due to contamination.


Olly Wehring | 24 Apr 2012

PepsiCo's Tropicana Trop50 Juice with Tea line, Red Orange


Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared orange juice imports from five countries, following negative tests for the fungicide carbendazim.


Michelle Russell | 18 Jan 2012

PepsiCo has said it is returning to using only oranges from Florida in its Tropicana Pure Premium juices amid concern about a banned fungicide found in juice sourced from Brazil.


Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 2012

A US consumer has filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo in the US over the firm's Tropicana orange juice claims, according to reports.


Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2011

PepsiCo has sold its bottling operations in China to Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp in exchange for a stake in the noodle and soft drinks maker's business.

Company research

Tropicana Looza Benelux in Soft Drinks (Belgium)

Tropicana Looza Benelux in Soft Drinks (Belgium)

Tropicana Looza Benelux is a leading company in the on-trade channel in Belgium. However, the declining volume sales of juice in the on-trade channel over the review period forced the company to focus...

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Tropicana UK Ltd in Soft Drinks (United Kingdom)

Tropicana UK Ltd in Soft Drinks (United Kingdom)

Tropicana UK Ltd is expected to increase its marketing and promotions activity as well as strengthen its health positioning. This will be mainly achieved thanks to its newest product Trop50, its first...

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Sports and Energy Drinks in Belgium

Sports and Energy Drinks in Belgium

The sports and energy drinks category has experienced rising consumer demand and acceptance over the review period. This trend continued in 2013, when energy drinks in particular registered a positive...

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