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PepsiCo 2018 hit by rising beverage costs in North America - results

15 Feb 2019

PepsiCo's global beverage volumes climbed 1% last year, but North American Beverages saw volumes drop as rising costs bit into profits.

Cardi B signs up for second Pepsi ad - video

7 Feb 2019

PepsiCo has lined up a follow-on commercial from its Super Bowl ad, set to air this Sunday, during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

PepsiCo's hibiscus-based Pure Leaf Herbal Iced Tea range - Product Launch

6 Feb 2019

PepsiCo's hibiscus-based Pure Leaf Herbal Iced Tea range

What will be the biggest sustainability trends in 2019? - Sustainability Spotlight

1 Feb 2019

Already the most significant long-term trend affecting drinks companies, climate change will top the 2019 agenda with an acceleration in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions urgently needed. Agricultural supply chains will be a prime focus as companies come under pressure to reduce their indirect 'Scope 3' emissions. Ben Cooper investigates.

What beverage ads will air at Super Bowl 2019? - Focus

1 Feb 2019

Advertisers love to spring a surprise or two in their Super Bowl campaigns - anything to get people talking, and tweeting. In terms of which beverage companies are taking part, however, 2019 lacks any real shocks.

PepsiCo names Jason Richards as new UK head

31 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has appointed a new general manager for its operations in the UK.

Coca-Cola European Partners, Danone, PepsiCo sign up to 'Loop' global recycling programme

25 Jan 2019

A raft of food and drinks companies have signed up to a global environmental initiative to combat the use of plastics in packaging.

Choosing between beer & spirits in 2019, my drinks stock of the year and activist investors - The just-drinks Analyst

24 Jan 2019

Our resident analyst is back, in 2019! Ian Shackleton will share with us his investor perspective on the drinks industry throughout the year. This month's take sees Ian picking a favourite between beer and spirits, announcing his 'Stock to Watch' of 2019 and warning of the disruptive effects on a company from an activist investor.

PepsiCo launches new Mtn Dew campaign featuring entire portfolio - video

21 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has lined up a new commercial for its Mtn Dew brand, with all iterations featuring in the same ad for the first time.

PepsiCo enlists Michael Bublé for Bubly Super Bowl push

17 Jan 2019

Canadian singer Michael Bublé will star in a Super Bowl commercial for Pepsico's Bubly sparkling water brand.

PepsiCo CEO to assume chairman position as Nooyi steps down

11 Jan 2019

The new CEO of PepsiCo will step into the chairman position, as current incumbent Indra Nooyi prepares to exit.

What's coming up in soft drinks in 2019? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

8 Jan 2019

Over the coming weeks, just-drinks' category commentators will share with us their thoughts on how 2019 will shape their respective sectors. First up, Richard Corbett looks at the soft drinks and bottled water categories.

PepsiCo rolls out first new Pepsi tagline in seven years - video

8 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has unveiled the new international tagline for Pepsi - For the Love of it.

PepsiCo launches self-driving Snackbot - video

4 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has rolled out a self-driving robot delivery service under its smart technology platform, Hello Goodness.

PepsiCo splits North America leadership as Al Carey announces retirement

21 Dec 2018

PepsiCo has lined up Kirk Tanner as CEO of North America Beverages as the company looks to split leadership of its North American drinks unit.

FREE TO READ - What just-drinks said about the cannabis category - The review of 2018

21 Dec 2018

2018 will be remembered as the year the starting gun was fired for cannabis beverages as governments across the world loosened restrictions and companies got serious about investing in the category. Here's a rundown of the top ten cannabis stories on just-drinks during a historic 12 months.

The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2018

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.

Hemp legalisation could propel PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Co into CBD - analyst

11 Dec 2018

The US is on the verge of signing off a new bill to legalise industrial hemp that could see The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo target the CDB category, an analyst has said.

PepsiCo unveils "endurance" Mountain Dew for gamers, Mtn Dew Amp Game Fuel

7 Dec 2018

PepsiCo is to launch a new Mountain Dew CSD that claims to give video gamers increased accuracy and alertness.

PepsiCo hails personalisation and sustainability as SodaStream deal closes

5 Dec 2018

PepsiCo's new CEO has highlighted key consumer trends as the company completes the US$3.2bn acquisition of SodaStream.

Why the soft drinks category is trapped in a plastic corner - Sustainability Spotlight

29 Nov 2018

Faced with relentless campaigning and mounting public concern about plastic pollution, soft drinks companies have no choice but to act to mitigate the environmental impact of their packaging. As new research is published underlining the increasing importance of sustainable packaging to consumers, Ben Cooper assesses the soft drinks sector's engagement with a recently-launched global initiative on plastic use.

Why the future looks better for low-calorie soft drinks, despite US troubles - Comment

15 Nov 2018

In recent years, the health & wellness trend has set the scene for low-calorie soft drinks to boom. The US, however, has provided little but headaches for soft drinks companies. Until now. Richard Corbett investigates.

Three drinks start-ups make the cut for PepsiCo's North America Nutrition Greenhouse incubator

13 Nov 2018

PepsiCo has announced the first start-up enterprises to join its Nutrition Greenhouse incubator programme in North America.

US soft drinks industry defends anti-grocery tax ads

6 Nov 2018

The American Beverage Association has defended its members after a New York Times article revealed the amount of funding The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are giving to anti-grocery tax ads.

PepsiCo makes plastics pledge as waste pressure mounts

26 Oct 2018

PepsiCo has pledged to use 25% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025, following a similar promise by The Coca-Cola Co.

Investors' tobacco fears for cannabis, why companies should ask their shareholders first and the Q3 results season so far - The just-drinks Analyst

23 Oct 2018

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, has some sage advice for those listed drinks companies out there who are sniffing around the cannabis sector. He also considers the growing importance of corporate governance, while preparing the ground for a lively few days of third-quarter results.

From Diageo's Distill Ventures to Coca-Cola Amatil X - the just-drinks guide to incubator units, venture capital funds and start-up initiatives

11 Oct 2018

The last five years have seen a raft of drinks firms launch all kinds of venture capital funds, incubator units and start-up accelerators as they look to enter new categories or invest in new technologies.

Soft drinks firms named in plastic waste report tell Greenpeace: "We share your goals"

11 Oct 2018

Leading soft drinks companies including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have underlined the importance of sustainability after Greenpeace labelled them the world's worst offenders for plastic waste.

What strategy should soft drinks companies take to ensure future growth? - Comment

9 Oct 2018

The ongoing fallout from the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group earlier this year has prompted soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett to consider how companies should consider their options when it comes to chasing growth.

Kweichow Moutai crowned beverage champion in future-proof list

9 Oct 2018

China's Kweichow Moutai is the world's most future-proofed beverage company, according to a new global ranking.





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