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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

Coca-Cole Enterprises encouraged by Q2, H1 numbers 24 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola Enterprises has reported a healthy set of numbers for its second quarter, with Q1's profits leap driving a strong showing in the half-year.


Napa winery Quixote sold to Chinese firm 24 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

California winery Quixote has been sold to Chinese firm Jinta Vineyards & Winery, according to local reports.


Seattle Cider Co signs Wirtz deal for Illinois 24 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Seattle Cider Co has agreed a deal with Wirtz Beverage to launch its portfolio of craft ciders in Illinois as it looks to capitalise on the category's growth.


DPSG H1 profits jump as sales rise 24 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has posted a big jump in profits as sales increased slightly.


Beam Suntory's Laphroaig Select 24 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has added a permanent addition to its Laphroaig Scotch whisky portfolio.


PepsiCo drinks volumes rise but profits dip in Q2 23 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

PepsiCo has reported a 1% lift in beverage volumes in its second quarter, although net profits in the three-month period fell slightly.

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