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Andy Coyne

Articles by Andy Coyne

Func Foods markets and distributes brands including Fast Sports Nutrition, which includes protein beveragesUS health drinks company Celsius snaps up Finland's Func Food Group 16 September 2019

Finland-based functional food and beverage business Func Food Group is to be acquired by Celsius Holdings, the US company behind the Celsius fitness drink brand, in a US$24.6m deal.


PepsiCo's Ram Krishnan will step into the CCO role as part of the executive shufflePepsiCo names Ram Krishnan CCO as Laxman Narasimhan departs 12 June 2019

PepsiCo has appointed Ram Krishnan, currently CEO for Greater China, as its new global chief commercial officer.


US President Donald Trump has threatened new tariffs ahead of planned trade talks with ChinaPresident Trump raises China trade stakes with fresh tariff threat 7 May 2019

Tweets from US President Donald Trump over the weekend suggest he is willing to escalate the on-going trade war between his country and China.


PepsiCo is one of the soft drinks companies involved in the plastics initiativeBeverage giants sign up to new plastic recycling initiative 30 April 2019

PepsiCo, Nestlé Waters and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have joined a consortium founded by Carbios and L'Oréal to support the use of enzymatic technology for the recycling of plastics.


Time for drinks companies to switch from Millennials to Generation Z - research 15 March 2019

Brand owners will need to keep up with the endless list of food and drink 'I wants' in order to connect with Generation Z consumers determined to express themselves through what they buy, according to the latest report from FUTURES, the new insights service from just-food and sister site just-drinks. 


PepsiCo has made several leadership changesPepsiCo shakes up executive team to support "growth agenda" 5 March 2019

PepsiCo has announced changes at senior executive level, designed to "support the company's strategic priorities and growth agenda".


Hormel Foods has disclosed the sales price for CytoSportHormel Foods reveals PepsiCo paid US$465m for CytoSport 22 February 2019

US-based Hormel Foods has revealed that it sold its CytoSport sports nutrition business to peer PepsiCo for US$465m.


Unilever will pay EUR3.3bn for the Horlicks brand and other GSK assetsUnilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks 3 December 2018

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has emerged as the winner in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), confirming a EUR3.3bn (US$3.74bn) deal.


Lion's Dairy & Drinks business includes brands such as Pura milk, Dare iced-coffee and South Cape cheeseKirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks 19 October 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy and drinks division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.


The Coca-Cola Co was the leading plastic polluter, according to GreenpeaceSoft drinks firms named in plastic waste report tell Greenpeace: "We share your goals" 11 October 2018

Leading soft drinks companies including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have underlined the importance of sustainability after Greenpeace labelled them the world's worst offenders for plastic waste.




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