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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...

PepsiCo H1 & Q2 performance

Earlier today (23 July), PepsiCo reported its half-year and second-quarter results, with profits in the half-year rising by 3% on flat sales...

Analysis - Coca-Cola fails confidence test

Coca-Cola Co CEO Muhtar Kent said yesterday (22 July) that his company's first-half results proved “steady progress” in a turbulent industry...

Brazil could have been worse - Coca-Cola Co CEO

The head of Coca-Cola Co has defended his company's performance in Brazil after a major World Cup sponsorship investment failed to lift Q2 v...

Latest Interviews

Interview - PepsiCo chief scientific officer, Pt 2 22 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Last week, we published the first part of our interview with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo and head of global research & development. Here, in the second and final part, Dr Khan gives us a tour of the inner workings of PepsiCo's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department.


Interview - PepsiCo chief scientific officer 10 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Late last month, editor Olly Wehring spoke with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo. In part one of this interview, Khan discusses the changing role of Research & Development in recent years, and where R&D sits in the company's armoury for growth.

Latest News

just the Research 23 Jul 14

Liz Hague

Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store:


Coca-Cola FEMSA sees purchases lead in H1 23 Jul 14

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has seen sales in its half-year receive a boost from last year's purchases in Brazil and Mexico.


PepsiCo drinks volumes rise but profits dip in Q2 23 Jul 14

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.


Coca-Cola Enterprises details quarterly dividend 23 Jul 14

James Wilmore

Coca-Cola Enterprises has declared its latest quarterly dividend.


Voters to decide on San Francisco soda tax 23 Jul 14

James Wilmore

San Francisco’s residents are set to have their say on whether the city introduces a tax on sugary soda, according to reports.


Monster Beverage defends itself over new lawsuit 22 Jul 14

James Wilmore

Monster Beverage has said there is no “credible evidence” it is implicated in the case of a 16-year-old boy who suffered heart failure and an unspecified injury after allegedly drinking a can of the firm's namesake energy drink.

Latest blogs

The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 21 Jul 14

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Coca-Cola Life, Australian Vintage, Pernod Ricard and BrewDog.


Coca-Cola Co steps out of the past with new UK home 17 Jul 14

Andy Morton

Last night, The Coca-Cola Co's UK division celebrated moving in to its stylish new central London headquarters with a barbecue on its roof-top terrace.

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