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Why kombucha is gaining traction with the big guys

These are changing times for kombucha. Molson Coors' acquisition of California-based Clearly Kombucha earlier this month, following PepsiCo'...

How organic juice can grow its global market share

The organic movement started at a grassroots level, led by consumers. It has never been a core business for multinationals....


Richard Corbett | 24 May 2018

Our soft drinks commentator returns! This month, Richard Corbett considers the Deposit Return Scheme concept and flags why the soft drinks industry should welcome it with open arms.


Ben Cooper | 14 May 2018

A new report from US-based sustainability non-profit Ceres, which assesses the performance of 613 US-based publicly-traded corporations on a comprehensive range of sustainability criteria, reveals food and drinks to be among the most progressive and highest-achieving sectors. However, the research does not reflect well on the drinks sector specifically.


On 6 April, the UK will bring into effect the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. The so-called sugar tax comprises: GBP0.18 per litre if the drink has 5g of sugar or more per 10cl GBP0.24 per litre if the drink has 8g of sugar or more per 10cl


Ian Shackleton | 27 Mar 2018

Our analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly consideration of the latest developments in the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian turns his attention to the saga at Conviviality, the possibility of the Coca-Cola system venturing into alcohol and tells us why Pernod Ricard makes him feel all warm and fuzzy.

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

Richard Woodard | 19 Jun 2018

PepsiCo has revamped its Naked smoothie range, aiming to recruit new consumers with a refreshed pack design and a new Protein Pomegranate variant.


Andy Morton | 18 Jun 2018

PepsiCo has overhauled the packaging for its 7UP Free brand in the UK ahead of a new marketing campaign.


Andy Morton | 13 Jun 2018

A PespiCo bottler in Mexico has shut down a distribution plant two months after Coca-Cola FEMSA shuttered its factory in the area, amid concerns over employee intimidation.


Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2018

A character created by PepsiCo for a Pepsi ad is to star in his own Hollywood movie this month.


Andy Morton | 5 Jun 2018

PepsiCo has unveiled a four-minute animated movie for its Gatorade brand charting the life of football star Lionel Messi.


Andy Morton | 24 May 2018

PepsiCo has hired country singer Dierks Bentley to front its latest activation for Pepsi as the brand ramps up its country-music associations.


Lucy Britner | 23 May 2018

Jersey sponsorship has helped push sponsor revenues for the National Basketball Association in the US over the US$1bn mark, according to new figures, with several drinks companies contributing to the pot.


Andy Morton | 21 May 2018

PepsiCo has launched the first ads in its Mountain Dew Kickstart tie-up with US actor and comedian Kevin Hart.


Andy Morton | 15 May 2018

PepsiCo has launched a range of limited-edition "retro" Pepsi cans featuring music stars including Michael Jackson and Britney Spears.


Andy Morton | 30 Apr 2018

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has pledged to go "toe-to-toe" with The Coca-Cola Co, as the two soft drinks giants battle over share of North America's cola market.


Andy Morton | 30 Apr 2018

PepsiCo has launched Gatorade's first sport-specific product, Gatorade Football Energy.


Andy Morton | 26 Apr 2018

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has said the company will boost investment in its core soda brands after Q1 sales and volumes at its North American Beverage unit dipped.


Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2018

PepsiCo’s new sparkling water Bubly is shaking up the US sparkling water category as the brand gets off to a strong start in the US, an analyst has said.


Stuart Todd | 5 Apr 2018

Declining sales in France have prompted PepsiCo to line up the sale of the sole French plant for its Tropicana fruit juice brand.


Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2018

PepsiCo is going back on a promise it made three years ago by relaunching Mountain Dew Baja Blast into the US grocery channel.


Andy Morton | 3 Apr 2018

PepsiCo has released the first ad featuring its new "face of Pepsi", baseball star Aaron Judge.


Andy Morton | 3 Apr 2018

PepsiCo is re-aligning its Propel Fitness Water with the Gatorade brand after admitting the sports nutrition beverage "lost its edge".


Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2018

Drinks companies operating in the UK that are already braced for next month's sugar tax are facing further disruption after the Government announced plans to introduce a bottle-deposit return system in England.


Andy Morton | 22 Mar 2018

PepsiCo has released its second Mountain Dew collaboration with comedy actor Danny McBride, who once again takes on the mantle of hopeless Nascar driver Dewey Rider.


Lucy Britner | 8 Mar 2018

PepsiCo has released a football-focused activation for its namesake CSD brand, as it looks to tap into the global popularity of the sport.


Andy Morton | 22 Feb 2018

PepsiCo has launched its reusable Drinkfinity bottle in the US and Europe as it expands the footprint of the pod-based drinking system.


Andy Morton | 16 Feb 2018

PepsiCo has signed comedian and Hollywood actor Kevin Hart to support its Mountain Dew Kickstart brand, offering fans the chance to sit beside him during the upcoming NBA playoffs.

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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