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The ethical investor is here, how second-quarter reporting season is shaping up and the troubles ahead for Anheuser-Busch InBev - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jul 2019

Returning to just-drinks for his monthly look at our industry from an investor's perspective, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, flags the growing presence of ethical investment decisions. He also looks at what to expect from the latest round of quarterly results and the likelihood of alarm bells ringing at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

PepsiCo's SodaStream CEO to move aside for chairman role

15 Jul 2019

The CEO of SodaStream, the at-home soft drinks maker PepsiCo bought last year, is to step down 12 months on from the acquisition, according to reports.

PepsiCo's Bubly Mini - Product Launch

15 Jul 2019

PepsiCo has launched its Bubly sparkling water brand in a 7.5oz can as the company increasingly focusses on smaller packaging.

Coke, Pepsi will not be centre of energy drink category - PepsiCo CEO

10 Jul 2019

The CEO of PepsiCo has warned that consumers may avoid energy drinks released under big-name soft drinks brands such as Coke and Pepsi.

PepsiCo’s Bolt 24 sports drink - Product Launch

10 Jul 2019

PepsiCo's Gatorade brand has launched a new sports drinks range in the US.

PepsiCo H1 beverage sales up in North America as volumes dip - results

9 Jul 2019

PepsiCo's North American beverage unit has increased first-half sales despite a fall in volumes in the period.

Kweichow Moutai takes seat among FMCG elite with top 50 entry

8 Jul 2019

Baijiu distiller Kweichow Moutai has muscled its way onto a list of the world's leading FMCG companies after boosting sales by 25% last year.

How soft drinks can tap into meal delivery revolution - Comment

4 Jul 2019

This month, soft drinks columnist Lucy Britner turns her attention to takeaways. As the trend towards convenience and frictionless delivery continues, where do soft drinks fit in?

Pabst Brewing Co tests 5% abv iced coffee on US

4 Jul 2019

Pabst Brewing Co is lining up the trial launch of an alcoholic RTD iced coffee in the US.

PepsiCo confirms Luigi Lavazza RTD coffee launch, plans European distribution for 2020

3 Jul 2019

PepsiCo has revealed that a new coffee RTD launch in the UK with Italian coffee company Luigi Lavazza will roll out to the rest of Europe next year.

PepsiCo to launch UK iced cappuccino RTD in Luigi Lavazza tie-up - report

2 Jul 2019

PepsiCo is poised to launch an iced cappuccino RTD in a new partnership with Italian coffee company Luigi Lavazza, according to a report.

PepsiCo's SodaStream Soda Press low-sugar range - Product Launch

17 Jun 2019

PepsiCo's at-home carbonation unit, SodaStream, has teamed up with Australian soda syrup maker Soda Press to launch a range of low-sugar offerings in the UK.

Paul Rudd, Michael Pena front latest Pepsi Max spot - video

13 Jun 2019

PepsiCo has recruited actors Paul Rudd and Michael Peña for its latest Pepsi Max advert in the US.

PepsiCo names Ram Krishnan CCO as Laxman Narasimhan departs

12 Jun 2019

PepsiCo has appointed Ram Krishnan, currently CEO for Greater China, as its new global chief commercial officer.

PepsiCo develops Sweet Lightning Mountain Dew to pair with KFC chicken

11 Jun 2019

PepsiCo has developed a new Mountain Dew flavour exclusively for KFC restaurants.

PepsiCo gives Mtn Dew 50-state label promotion in US - video

10 Jun 2019

PepsiCo is in the process of launching a 50-strong range of label designs for Mtn Dew in the US, one per state in the country.

PepsiCo forms JV to buy Serbian mineral water firm Knjaz Milos

10 Jun 2019

PepsiCo is to take control of Serbian mineral water producer Knjaz Miloš through a new joint venture.

How soft drinks companies can trump the water fountain - Comment

4 Jun 2019

This month, just-drinks' new soft drinks commentator, Lucy Britner, looks at the next wave of smart drinks dispensers, as soft drinks companies continue to innovate around ever-tightening rules on plastic.

SodaStream readies National Refill Day tie-up in UK

28 May 2019

SodaStream is targeting next month's National Refill Day in the UK through a partnership with campaign group Refill.

PepsiCo launches US summer Instagram push for Pepsi

21 May 2019

PepsiCo has lined up a summer campaign for its namesake soda brand as it looks to engage consumers through Instagram.

Why gaming is the next frontier for drinks marketing - Consumer Trends

15 May 2019

When I was ten, I begged my parents to allow me to use my Christmas money to buy a Sega Megadrive. This was a computer console at the height of gaming sophistication at the time, with its trusty blue hedgehog, Sonic, leading a whole band of children and adults on an endless quest to bag as many gold coins as possible, without falling to their deaths. Computer games were something that occupied a number of my childhood years, before I got interested in music (Oasis were much better than Blur!), make-up and boys. It appears, however, that for many people gaming isn't something that they grow out of, but rather continue throughout their lives.

PepsiCo's Propel Vitamin Boost - Product Launch

30 Apr 2019

PepsiCo has launched a vitamin-enhanced addition to its Propel sports drink range as it looks to boost the brand's fitness water credentials.

Beverage giants sign up to new plastic recycling initiative

30 Apr 2019

PepsiCo, Nestlé Waters and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have joined a consortium founded by Carbios and L'Oréal to support the use of enzymatic technology for the recycling of plastics.

PepsiCo unveils new Mountain Dew push with Kevin Hart - video

29 Apr 2019

PepsiCo has launched the first ad in a new Mountain Dew campaign, featuring actor and Mountain Dew ambassador Kevin Hart.

PepsiCo invokes conservation ethos with new mobile-enabled drinks platform

26 Apr 2019

PepsiCo has lined up a new drinks system as it looks to tap into consumer trends around personalised nutrition and demand for sustainable packaging.

Why drinks brands must move beyond comfortable consensus on climate change - Sustainability Spotlight

25 Apr 2019

Ben Cooper looks at the impact the recent increase in environmental activism might have on how consumers judge drinks companies' actions in relation to climate change.

Will this be the year Coca-Cola Co's coffee project goes mainstream? - Comment

25 Apr 2019

In 2006, The Coca-Cola Co launched Coca-Cola Blak, a cola/coffee fusion drink that hoped to take the soft drinks market by storm. Blak first rolled out in France, went to Canada before eventually hitting the buffers in the US - it was discontinued two years after its introduction. At the time, a just-drinks columnist marked Blak's passing with the insight that "coffee colas were always going to be a niche market".

Hapi Drinks takes US$100,000 prize in PepsiCo incubator programme

24 Apr 2019

Hapi Drinks, a US company that makes sugar-free beverages for children, has won a US$100,000 business grant from PepsiCo.

PepsiCo unveils fruit-juice-flavoured Pepsi portfolio

23 Apr 2019

PepsiCo has launched a range of flavoured Pepsi variants that contain fruit juice.

PepsiCo lines up sports drink innovation as Gatorade suffers - market data

18 Apr 2019

PepsiCo's CEO Ramon Laguarta has said the company is to launch new innovations in sports hydration as Gatorade loses volume share to a Coca-Cola Co-backed rival.





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