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The just-drinks guide to incubator funds

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...

How soft drinks co's can work to ensure growth

The ongoing fallout from the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group earlier this year has prompted soft drinks commenta...

Ian Shackleton | 27 Sep 2018

This month, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, has a lot on his plate. What will Ian drink to wash it all down? He'll probably have a Coke. Lots and lots (and lots) of Coke.

Richard Corbett | 11 Sep 2018

Last month's announcement that PepsiCo will buy the SodaStream home carbonation market leader has shaken up a sector of the soft drinks industry that, until now, had proved idiosyncratic at best. This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett tells us why he believes the sector is primed - finally - to change the game.

Ian Shackleton | 28 Aug 2018

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, returns this month with a headache from Heineken. He also considers the prospects for growth in the tricky Chinese market and surveys the dangers facing PepsiCo that its next CEO will have to deal with from day one.

The US soft drinks market of today sees bottled water rivalling carbonated soft drinks for significance as consumers increasingly favour the segment's offer of naturally-healthy and convenient hydration.

Latest Interviews

Dean Best | 18 Sep 2018

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.

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.

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 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.

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2018

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

Olly Wehring | 2 Oct 2018

PepsiCo has reported a stronger third quarter for its drinks operations in North America, with the performance in the latest three months bringing sales from the unit to parity in the year so far.

Andy Coyne | 2 Oct 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has joined Unilever and Nestle in making it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.

Olly Wehring | 27 Sep 2018

A blind taste test in the UK has prompted PepsiCo to claim that Pepsi Max was found to taste better among consumers than regular Coca-Cola.

Andy Morton | 18 Sep 2018

PepsiCo is to match its on-premise glassware with its retail bottle packaging in the UK as it looks to boost brand awareness for the sugar-free Pepsi Max variant.

Stuart Todd | 12 Sep 2018

PepsiCo has found a willing buyer for its Tropicana fruit juice production and bottling facility in France, with Munich-based investment holding company Navigator Capital lining up a move.

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2018

PepsiCo has joined some of its biggest soft drinks rivals in a research alliance to develop more sustainable packaging.

Richard Woodard | 7 Sep 2018

PepsiCo has set a target of achieving 50% recycled plastic (rPET) in the company's bottles across the European Union by 2030, with an interim goal of 45% by 2025.

Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2018

Beverages have been placed ninth out of 15 in a list of industries ranked by their "brand intimacy".

Andy Morton | 22 Aug 2018

PepsiCo has reassured its bottling partners its US$3.2bn takeover of SodaStream International will not see it turn away from them, according to a Bloomberg report.

Lucy Britner | 21 Aug 2018

PepsiCo's North America division has created an operating entity that will focus on incubating and accelerating its smaller, emerging brands.

Andy Morton | 20 Aug 2018

PepsiCo is to buy SodaStream International in what could be the final acquisition of CEO Indra Nooyi's leadership.

Andy Morton | 6 Aug 2018

PepsiCo's long-standing CEO, Indra Nooyi, is to step down, handing over the reins of the world's second-biggest beverage company to Ramon Laguarta.

Richard Woodard | 25 Jul 2018

PepsiCo has signed up to become an official marketing partner of The Madison Square Garden Co (MSG), with effect from 1 September.

Richard Woodard | 16 Jul 2018

Three drinks companies made it through to the final of the latest PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse European incubator programme, including a non-alcoholic wine maker.

Andy Morton | 11 Jul 2018

PepsiCo's North American beverage business is back on track, the company's head has said, after a rescue plan launched last quarter helped revive Pepsi sales.

Lucy Britner | 10 Jul 2018

PepsiCo has reported improved sales for its North America Beverages unit in the second quarter of 2018.

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.

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.

Company research

PepsiCo Inc - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

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Soft Drinks in Venezuela

Soft Drinks in Venezuela

Manufacturers’ and consumers’ decisions are strongly influenced by the hyperinflationary environment developing in Venezuela during 2017. On the supply side, manufacturers cannot avoid transferring co...

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Carbonates in the United Arab Emirates

Carbonates in the United Arab Emirates

While consumption of sugary soft drinks in the United Arab Emirates remains high, the government has already made significant strides to counter rising obesity rates via health awareness campaigns. Du...

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