PepsiCo opened its R&D centre in 2012

PepsiCo opened its R&D centre in 2012

PepsiCo will be the primary beverage supplier of mainland China's first Disney resort when it opens in Shanghai next year.

The deal, signed along with PepsiCo's China partner Tingyi, will also see Shanghai Disney Resort develop new menu items through PepsiCo’s Asia R&D centre in Shanghai, PepsiCo said today (27 February). The soft drinks maker opened the US$40m centre in November 2012, calling it a "game-changer" in the region.

“We are proud to work with Shanghai Disney Resort to showcase our brand excellence and will support this alliance with the full power of our product portfolio, our marketing capabilities, and our innovation and design teams,” Parinya Kitjatanapan, president of PepsiCo's Greater China region beverages, said today.

The agreement covers PepsiCo's beverage portfolio and Tingyi's Master Kong beverage soft drink and ready-to-drink tea brands.