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Dean Best

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Interested companies have until 12 October to join PepsiCo's North America scheme"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 September 2018

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.

The Coca-Cola Co is one of the companies said to be interested in GSK's Horlicks businessNestle, Kraft Heinz, Coke 'eyeing GSK's Horlicks' - report 18 June 2018

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle and Kraft Heinz are reportedly among the companies to have held early talks on a possible move to buy the food and drinks brand Horlicks, owned by UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline.

San Miguel Corp is consolidating its alcohol and food operationsSan Miguel Corp mulls stake sale in alcohol and food arm 23 November 2017

Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corp has said it could sell a 30% stake in its soon-to-be-combined beer, liquor and food units.

Macro challenges set to continue - PepsiCo CEO 12 February 2016

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi has warned that the global macroeconomic challenges facing business will persist in 2016, claiming she has not seen trading conditions of this nature in her time in business.

Coca-Cola is widening its dairy footprintThe Coca-Cola Co to invest in Nigerian dairy group Chi 1 February 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is to buy a minority stake in Nigerian dairy and soft drinks business Chi.

Stevia cleared for use in India 26 November 2015

Beverages on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.

Chobani sees The Coca-Cola Co bow out - report 15 October 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has reportedly stopped talks with Chobani after deciding the US yoghurt maker did not fit its portfolio.

Kraft Heinz merged this year
Kraft Heinz Co to cut 2,500 jobs 13 August 2015

Kraft Heinz Co is to cut around 2,500 posts across the US and Canada, the first confirmation of job losses made at the newly-formed food & beverage giant.

PepsiCo releases its H1 results todayPepsiCo creates North America beverage unit in reshuffle 9 July 2015

PepsiCo has announced an overhaul of its Americas beverages unit as it unveiled a series of management changes.

For Goodness Shakes has new owners For Goodness Shakes acquired by Ireland's Aurivo 13 March 2015

Aurivo Co-operative Society has acquired UK sports nutrition business For Goodness Shakes for an undisclosed sum.

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