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Drinks companies must tap into consumer happiness

The pursuit of happiness may conjure up notions of carefree abandon, but it has become a serious business. Ben Cooper examines how positive...

PepsiCo's Q1 2017 results - Preview

On Wednesday, PepsiCo will release its first quarter results for 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in...

Ben Cooper | 19 Apr 2017

A recent report from Greenpeace has condemned the world's largest soft drinks producers for not doing enough to address ocean pollution caused by plastic bottles. The report is particularly critical of the lack of progress on bottle re-use, which suggests to Ben Cooper that this may have to feature more prominently in sustainability strategies if further damaging criticism is to be avoided.

One of the older flavours in the soft drinks market has become one of the category's hottest new trends. Ginger is spicing things up with a wave of new product innovation sweeping through non-alcoholic beverages, from carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks to plant waters, healthful shots, and beyond.

Ian Shackleton | 24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.

Ian Shackleton | 15 Feb 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton considers the tobacco model for drinks companies. He also gives us his tip of the stock to watch in 2017.

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 | 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.

Lucy Britner | 8 Jun 2017

PepsiCo has said the next wave of Lifewtr labels will feature women in the arts. 

Andy Morton | 7 Jun 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's namesake product has arrested its slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands after dropping out of the top ten last year.

Andy Morton | 30 May 2017

PepsiCo has declined to comment on a report it is preparing a takeover bid for coconut water producer Vita Coco.

Andy Morton | 26 May 2017

PepsiCo is to sell its stake in its UK & Ireland distributor, Britvic, as it continues cost-cutting measures.

Andy Morton | 15 May 2017

PepsiCo has launched a limited-edition Mountain Dew that combines three of the brands most popular flavours.

Lucy Britner | 11 May 2017

PepsiCo has lined up a cinnamon-flavoured limited edition cola under its Pepsi brand. Pepsi Fire will be available throughout the US for an eight-week period.

Lucy Britner | 11 May 2017

PepsiCo has signed a partnership with online and mobile commerce giant Alibaba Group as it looks to develop its e-commerce capabilities in China. 

Lucy Britner | 4 May 2017

PepsiCo has opened its fourth concentrates plant in Asia as it looks to ramp up healthier beverage options in the Asia Pacific market. 

Andy Morton | 3 May 2017

PepsiCo has expanded the launch of its "next generation" Lemon Lemon soda to Western Europe.

Andy Morton | 26 Apr 2017

PepsiCo's North America drinks unit, North American Beverages, has posted a Q1 sales and profits jump despite a slight fall in volumes.

Andy Morton | 12 Apr 2017

PepsiCo is offering a EUR100,000 (US$106,000) prize to help uncover Europe's next big idea in nutrition.

Lucy Britner | 10 Apr 2017

PepsiCo has created a 'Label Series' for its Mtn Dew brand.

Lucy Britner | 6 Apr 2017

PepsiCo has apologised for its latest Pepsi advert after the campaign was attacked for appearing to make light of protest marches.

Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has ended PepsiCo's almost two-decade sponsorship of Major League Baseball in the US.

Lucy Britner | 23 Mar 2017

PepsiCo has lined up the launch of its Tropicana Essentials range in India as the company looks to expand its "nutrition" portfolio in the country.

Olly Wehring | 22 Mar 2017

Britvic, PepsiCo’s soft drinks agent in the UK, has announced details of a flavoured variant of the US company’s Pepsi Max CSD brand.

Lucy Britner | 10 Mar 2017

Bottled water has become the biggest selling packaged beverage by volume in the US for the first time, according to recently-released research.

PepsiCo has countered the latest claims that its use of water in Kerala is contributing to a drought in the Indian state.

Andy Morton | 3 Mar 2017

PepsiCo has unveiled two "next generation" carbonated soft drinks as it continues to tweak its portfolio to target health-conscious consumers.

Lucy Britner | 2 Mar 2017

PepsiCo has lined up two new flavours for its 1893 Cola brand. 

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. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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PepsiCo Inc in Soft Drinks (USA)

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Energy Drinks in Canada

Energy Drinks in Canada

Energy Drinks in Canada industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The p...

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