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In the second part of this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper continues his review of the findings from a new report from Ceres on...


Ben Cooper | 6 Oct 2017

The beverage sector's performance on water stewardship has come under close scrutiny with the publication of a new report from sustainability non-profit organisation Ceres. In a two-part special feature, Ben Cooper examines Ceres' findings and what they say about the beverage sector's response to arguably the most challenging sustainability issue it faces.


Carbonated soft drink producers seem to be fighting a losing battle when it comes to sugar. Reformulating drinks with no- or low-calorie sweeteners has not worked out as planned. Smaller-size packages are boosting margins, but at the expense of volume. Apologising for sugar is not working; maybe, going in the opposite direction by celebrating sugar (and indulgence) could produce a different result.


Ben Cooper | 8 Aug 2017

In late-July, Coca-Cola European Partners unveiled an increased 2020 target for recycled content in its plastic bottles in the UK. just-drinks' sustainability commentator, Ben Cooper, believes this news also underlines the role that brands can play in encouraging consumers to recycle.


Ben Cooper | 3 Jul 2017

Last month, Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord. Ben Cooper looks at how the drinks sector has responded and what US withdrawal means, both for global efforts to address climate change and for multinational beverage corporations.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 22 Jul 2014

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.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2014

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

Andy Morton | 20 Oct 2017

PepsiCo is to distribute Norwegian bottled water brand Voss in the US premium restaurant channel.


Olly Wehring | 4 Oct 2017

PepsiCo has reported a continued decline in global beverage volumes in the year-to-date, with the North America Beverages unit proving the major drag in the period.


Andy Morton | 27 Sep 2017

PepsiCo has denied allegations it fired its former lead lawyer over her handling of a Russia probe.


Andy Morton | 15 Sep 2017

PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew has teamed up with Microsoft to launch an online auction that gives consumers the chance to win the new X-Box.


Lucy Britner | 8 Sep 2017

PepsiCo has lined up a deal with television network AMC to produce an augmented reality app in the US for its Mountain Dew brand.


Andy Morton | 29 Aug 2017

PepsiCo has launched an organic version of its Amp Energy energy drink brand, which it claims simplifies the category by containing just five ingredients.


Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2017

Soft drinks producers in Singapore are to reduce their sugar content after agreeing a deal with the city-state's government.


Andy Morton | 22 Aug 2017

Alcohol delivery channels continue to expand in the US as a restaurant chain launches a craft beer online ordering platform.


Andy Morton | 22 Aug 2017

A PepsiCo tie-up in the US with the National Football League (NFL) aims to "gamify" the sports-viewing experience, the company has said.


Andy Morton | 17 Aug 2017

A high-level business forum set up by US president Donald Trump, and including PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, has disbanded, saying intolerance has "absolutely no place in this country".


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2017

PepsiCo has launched its first new KeVita flavours since buying the Kombucha producer last year.


Lucy Britner | 10 Aug 2017

Indian PepsiCo franchisee Varun Beverages has confirmed plans to acquire additional PepsiCo territory in the country.


Andy Morton | 31 Jul 2017

PepsiCo has pledged to address low recycling rates in the US in a new partnership with a non-profit group.


Andy Morton | 31 Jul 2017

Molson Coors has teamed up with PepsiCo in the UK to offers bar snacks as part of its on-premise delivery service.


Lucy Britner | 20 Jul 2017

PepsiCo has appointed the CEO of its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) business to the role of president, PepsiCo. 


Andy Morton | 17 Jul 2017

PepsiCo has teamed up with The Hershey Co to launch a two-story beverage outlet at Hersheypark, the confectionery giant’s 110-year-old theme park.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2017

PepsiCo’s CEO has said e-commerce will become a 100%-impulse channel as technology improves click-and-collect services.


Andy Morton | 11 Jul 2017

PepsiCo's global beverage volumes declined slightly in the first half of the year as its US drinks unit posted a slight rise in sales and profits.


Lucy Britner | 10 Jul 2017

PepsiCo will announce its second-quarter 2017 results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to 17 June. 


Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2017

Political upheaval around the world, including Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump, have pushed mergers and acquisitions in the FMCG area to their lowest levels for five years, a new report has said.


Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2017

Foreign-owned juice brands in China are losing out as domestic rivals prove more adept at premiumising, a new report has said.


Lucy Britner | 15 Jun 2017

Tapped Birch Water owner Nature On Tap has received a financial boost from PepsiCo as it joins the group's Europe-wide Nutrition Greenhouse programme.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 31 Mar 2016

The soft drinks world is abuzz today over what an executive shake-up at PepsiCo might mean to on-going speculation over CEO Indra Nooyi's successor.


Andy Morton | 21 Mar 2016

PepsiCo has unveiled footage of its upcoming soda, Pepsi 1893.

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