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Flavoured water "healthy" - Danone CFO

Groupe Danone's CEO has defended its flavoured water brands from accusations they contain too much sugar, saying they sit “at the heart” of...

Comment - PepsiCo to enter premi'Om' water market?

Ray Rowlands | 6 Aug 2013

This month, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd follows up on the reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium brand into the burgeoning US bottled water market next year, in an attempt to accelerate its diversification away from its struggling carbonates business.

IFE 2009 - review

Annette Farr | 24 Mar 2009

If anyone was expecting an underwhelming and downbeat atmosphere at last week's IFE food and drink show, they would have been pleasantly surprised. Among the soft drinks exhibitors at least, Annette Farr found that in these bleak times producers are keener than ever to set themselves apart through innovation.

Wising up to younger drinkers opportunities

Soft Drinks International | 23 Jan 2009

The children’s drinks market has changed substantially in recent years as health concerns have increased. However, writes Simon Maddrell of Euromonitor International, some companies have been quicker than others to recognise the commercial opportunities that new parental priorities offer.

Soft drinks & water review 2008 editorial team | 23 Dec 2008

While the past 12 months have been difficult for many soft drinks companies, notably in North America, the last year has seen continued development in better-for-you categories, notably enhanced waters and healthy colas. Ben Cooper takes a look back at 2008.

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks interview - PepsiCo International

Olly Wehring | 17 Apr 2008

PepsiCo returned to the headlines last month, when it announced its plans to buy a major stake in Russian juice company Lebedyansky. The transaction, for a 75% stake in the company – which accounts for 30% of the country’s juice market - marked a clear statement of intent for the company in the emerging markets of the world. In the second part of this month’s just-drinks interview, PepsiCo International’s chairman and CEO, Mike White, tells Olly Wehring of the company’s approach in the developing markets, and considers the effect of the current economic climate on the soft drinks giant.

The just-drinks interview – PepsiCo International

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 2008

PepsiCo is aiming to become the largest beverage company in Russia and its recent acquisition of a majority stake in the juice company, JSC Lebedyansky, represents an important step towards achieving this aim. In this month’s two-part just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Mike White, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo International, about the company’s plans for Russia.

Latest News

Glacier posts YTD sales lift, but losses widen

Andy Morton | 12 Dec 2013

Glacier Water Services has widened its losses despite a jump in YTD sales.

Danone Waters posts YTD sales jump after sunny Q3

Andy Morton | 18 Oct 2013

Danone's water unit has posted a strong jump in year-to-date sales as good weather in Europe helped boost volumes.

Glacier Water Services widens H1 losses

Andy Morton | 5 Sep 2013

Glacier Water Services has posted an increase in first-half losses despite a rise in sales.

PepsiCo silent on Om bottled water launch

Andy Morton | 30 Jul 2013

PepsiCo has declined to comment on a report claiming that it will enter the premium bottled water category with new product Om.

Bottled water firms in Australia re-brand products

James Wilmore | 16 Jul 2013

Six bottled water suppliers in Australia have agreed to remove the term 'organic' from their brand names after the country's consumer watchdog said the term is “misleading” for water.

just the Facts - PepsiCo M&A Activity since 2006

Michelle Russell | 17 Nov 2011

According to a report in the New York Post yesterday (16 November), PepsiCo is working on two major acquisitions, in addition to examining the possibility of a business split.

Round-Up with Russell - The Week in Soft drinks

Michelle Russell | 2 Sep 2011

It has been the talk of the soft drinks industry in the US for some time, but the tax debate has now moved to France, where ministers have sanctioned a four-fold VAT increase on sweetened soft drinks.

PepsiCo in talks over Siberia beverages plant

Michelle Russell | 1 Sep 2011

PepsiCo has confirmed that it is in discussions to build a soft drinks production facility and logistics centre in the Russian city of Novosibirsk.

Owens-Illinois strengthens Nestlé Waters ties

Olly Wehring | 27 Jul 2011

Owens-Illinois has completed its purchase of the Verrerie du Languedoc bottling plant in France, thereby expanding its “strategic relationship” with Nestlé Waters.

Danone CEO details factors for waters growth editorial team | 14 Apr 2011

Danone has said that the strong performance of its waters division in the first quarter was driven by growth in Latin America, Japan and the emerging economies.

just the Facts - The Russian soft drinks market editorial team | 6 Dec 2010

Last week, PepsiCo agreed to buy 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) for US$3.8bn in a move that will make PepsiCo the largest food and beverage group in Russia.

just the facts – Danone, Wahaha dispute editorial team | 1 Oct 2009

Danone said yesterday (30 September) it has agreed to sell its 51% stake in a joint venture with China's Wahaha, bringing to an end their long-running dispute and years of court battles across the globe. Here we look at five facts on the two companies.

PepsiCo, PBG to spend $1bn in Russia editorial team | 6 Jul 2009

PepsiCo and its bottling affiliate, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), is to invest US$1bn in Russia over the next three years.

Global bottled water sales continue to rise in '07 editorial team | 12 Sep 2008

Negative publicity for bottled water in the US and Europe failed to stem growth in the sector around the world last year, according to recent research.

PBG, PepsiCo completes Sobol acquisition editorial team | 7 May 2008

The Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiCo have announced that, through their PR Beverages joint venture in Russia, they have completed their previously announced acquisition of Sobol-Aqua in the country.

Unclean tap water opens up bottled water sector

Kevin Jacobs | 18 Apr 2008

Shortage of clean drinking water in India has spurred the trend for packaged water and the home water-purifier industry.

Power Brands launches Aqua Planet in cans editorial team | 27 Mar 2008

Power Brands has introduced its Aqua Planet water brand in recyclable cans across select stores in the northern California area.

Pepsi to buy Lebedyansky editorial team | 20 Mar 2008

PepsiCo and The Pepsi Bottling Group have agreed to jointly acquire a majority stake in Russia’s leading branded juice company JSC Lebedyansky.

RUSSIA: PBG, PepsiCo buys Russian Sobol editorial team | 17 Mar 2008

The Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiCo have signed a deal, through their Russian joint venture PR Beverages, to acquire Sobol-Aqua in Russia.

Borjomi Group buys Edelweiss editorial team | 5 Mar 2008

The Borjomi Group has made its first water acquisition in Russia, according to local reports.

GLobal bottled water growth on the up editorial team | 26 Oct 2007

Global bottled water consumption has continued to increase, with Asia/Australasia and North America leading the markets, according to a recent report.

Delta Holding opens water plant editorial team | 12 Sep 2007

Delta Holding has opened a EUR20m (US$27.6m) non-carbonated mineral water bottling plant in Serbia, according to local reports.

A-B agrees beautiful deal with BORBA editorial team | 21 Aug 2007

Anheuser-Busch has taken on the distribution and marketing of BORBA’s drinkable skincare line across the US and around the world.

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