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Juices and Nectar Outlook to 2015

Having returned to pre-recession rates, the fruit/vegetable juice category is set to maintain its current strong growth trend - as long as p...

Comment - PepsiCo leapfrogs Coca-Cola Co in Russia

PepsiCo's deal for Wimm-Bill-Dann will see the group leapfrog its old foe The Coca-Cola Co in Russia's juice market....

the Russian juice market

The Coca-Cola Co is reported to have tabled a bid to purchase a stake in Russian juice producer Nidan Juice. What is drawing the US drinks g...

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The just-drinks interview - PepsiCo International 17 Apr 2008

Olly Wehring

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 8 Apr 2008

Olly Wehring

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.

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PepsiCo to close Russian juice plant 2 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

PepsiCo has confirmed it is to shut one of its fruit juice plants in Russia.

just the Facts - PepsiCo M&A Activity since 2006 17 Nov 2011

Michelle Russell

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.

Nestle in talks to buy juice firm Progress 13 Sep 2011

Sam Webb

Nestle is reportedly interested in buying Russian juice and baby food producer Progress.

PepsiCo to focus on science-backed products 7 Oct 2010

Michelle Russell

PepsiCo has said it will place more emphasis on producing products backed by science as it announces plans to create a nutrition business unit to develop new products in a series of drinks categories.

PepsiCo silent on Lebedyansky losses 1 Apr 2010

just-drinks.com editorial team

PepsiCo has declined to comment on a report that its Russian juice subsidiary, Lebedyanksy, dropped into the red in 2009.

Company research

Lebedyansky OAO in Soft Drinks (Russia)

Lebedyansky OAO in Soft Drinks (Russia)

Lebedyansky is the largest producer of fruit/vegetable juice in Russia as well as being one of the largest fruit/vegetable juice producers in the world. The company aim is to be a leader of the catego...

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Naturally Healthy Beverages in Russia

Naturally Healthy Beverages in Russia

In 2012, NH beverages benefited from general growth in the health consciousness of local consumers. The category performed well in 2012, as it recorded 11% growth in total current value sales to reach...

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Fortified/Functional Beverages in Russia

Fortified/Functional Beverages in Russia

FF beverages demonstrated a strong performance in 2012. Current value sales went up by 16% to reach RUB36.6 billion. Supported by growing health trends, FF beverages also benefited from promising quic...

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