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Back to Basics as Big Soda Rethinks Bottler Ties

The Coca-Cola Co's largest independent bottler has been flexing its considerable might of late....

In the Spotlight - Coca-Cola Co, CCE deal

Coca-Cola Co's $12bn deal to acquire the North American operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises has dominated business news headlines in the las...

Ben Cooper | 12 Feb 2010

The bitterest rivalry in the soft drinks market and arguably in the entire consumer goods arena is that between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Conveniently for those wishing to see how that battle is progressing, the two companies publish their annual results within a few days of one another. Ben Cooper takes a look at their performances and assesses who currently has the bragging rights.

Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 2010

The largest bottler of PepsiCo beverages, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), this week released its full-year results, likely the last for the firm as an independent company. Michelle Russell examines the market reaction.

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas. Today, it's the Top Ten Most Read News Stories of 2009.

Ben Cooper | 17 Dec 2009

It would appear that, beyond the shadow of one major transaction, the soft drinks and water categories had a year of innovation and controversy. A colourful 12 months for the sector, then, as Ben Cooper reports.

Latest Interviews

The opportunity to grab some time with the chief marketing officer of a company the size of The Coca-Cola Co. doesn't come along very often. However, when just-drinks was invited to Zurich by the company last week, the chance to grab an audience with Joe Tripodi was the clincher. Olly Wehring puts the questions to Tripodi, and his time starts... now.

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Olly Wehring | 13 Mar 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

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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.

Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2011

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to purchase US bottler Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co for US$360m.

Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2011

PepsiCo has said that it is looking to accelerate the growth of its nutritional segment, with a focus on Gatorade and products under the Wimm-Bill-Dann banner.

PepsiCo has reaffirmed its full-year earnings outlook, despite recorded a drop in first quarter profits.

Chris Mercer | 31 Mar 2011

PepsiCo's chief financial officer has told just-drinks that the company does not expect to make any more large-scale acquisitions in the immediate future.

Michelle Russell | 25 Mar 2011

The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo may close several facilities as part of their bottler integration processes, Sanford Bernstein analysts have predicted.

Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 2011

PepsiCo's purchase of Wimm-Bill-Dann last month makes it a better investment bet than The Coca-Cola Co heading into 2011, according to analyst group Sanford Bernstein.

PepsiCo has posted rises in both sales and profits for its third quarter, driven in part by the acquisition of its two anchor bottlers earlier this year.

The Coca-Cola Co has completed its takeover of the North America operations of its major bottler, Coca-Cola Enteprises.

PepsiCo has lined up a distribution change for its Gatorade brand in North America.

Alcoholic drinks firms in the US have been reluctant to acquire new businesses in the last 18 months and activity has lagged behind other sectors, such as soft drinks, new figures show.

PepsiCo has dismissed any notion that it would look to spin-off its newly-acquired bottlers, PepsiAmerica and Pepsi Bottling Group, according to a report.

Analyst group Stifel Nicolaus has said that Dr Pepper Snapple Group may get a lower windfall than first assumed from The Coca-Cola Co's deal to buy the North American operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Pepsi Beverages Co (PBC), a division of PepsiCo, has completed its acquisition of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co of Yuba City, Inc.

PepsiCo is to adopt a new global policy to stop sales of its full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools by 2012.

PepsiCo has appointed its executive vice president of global operations as its new CFO.

PepsiCo has reaffirmed its full-year profits guidance after completing the takeover of its two largest bottlers, Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas.

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