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PepsiCo find stability but Peltz concerns linger

PepsiCo yesterday continued its financial year with another quarter of well-received results to follow April's estimate-beating Q1s....

Dr Pepper Snapple Group to tackle diet declines

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is to tackle declines in sales of diet Dr Pepper with a range of marketing programmes, its CEO has said....

Focus - Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q2 Performance

Dr Pepper Snapple Group today (24 July) posted a rise in second-quarter profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the comp...

PepsiCo to consider more re-franchising - CEO

PepsiCo’s CEO has hinted the group is looking at re-franchising more of its operations globally after successful partnerships in Vietnam and...

Latest Interviews

just The Answer: KWL Enterprises' CEO, Kevin Liles 19 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Kevin Liles, the former CEO of Def Jam Records, now heads up his own multi-industry firm, KWL Enterprises. This includes working as a consultant to stars such as Jay-Z and Mariah Carey, with whom he has just released a line of tea-blend soft drinks. Yesterday (18 June), he spoke to just-drinks about the celebrity tie-ups, how to make the most of new technology and Jay-Z and Carey's love for the beverage industry.

Interview - MillerCoors' Blue Moon brewmaster 9 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.

Latest News

Major Brands to buy Missouri Beverage Co 28 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Drinks distributor Major Brands is set to acquire fellow Missouri-based wholesaler Missouri Beverage Co (MoBev).

Constellation appoints new board member 28 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has appointed the MD of General Motors' Mexican business to its board of directors.

Lassonde Industries buys Apple & Eve for US$148m 28 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Canada's Lassonde Industries has finalised its US$147.9m takeover of US juice maker Apple & Eve.

Molson Coors CEO to retire 25 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Molson Coors has announced its CEO will retire at the end of this year to be replaced by the group's Europe chief.

El Jimador Mango Mango, Mexican Lime 25 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has launched the first flavour extensions for its El Jimador Tequila brand.

PepsiCo director steps down over health issue 25 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

A long-serving PepsiCo director has resigned from the firm's board due to “personal health reasons”.

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