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Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group have been under pressure following its long-awaited licensing deal with The Coca-Cola Co, but many analyst...

Portfolio diversity has become increasingly important over the past decade, fuelled by intensive retail modernisation and a new generation of consumers with high expectations of choice. 'Drinking Cultures of the World – Globalisation Creates Opportunities', Euromonitor International’s latest briefing on global drinking habits, highlights the challenges and opportunities going forward.

Coca-Cola Co's $12bn deal to acquire the North American operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises has dominated business news headlines in the last 24 hours. Here, just-drinks digests the market reaction.

Ben Cooper | 12 Feb 2010

The bitterest rivalry in the soft drinks market and arguably in the entire consumer goods arena is that between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Conveniently for those wishing to see how that battle is progressing, the two companies publish their annual results within a few days of one another. Ben Cooper takes a look at their performances and assesses who currently has the bragging rights.

Michelle Russell | 5 Feb 2010

The largest bottler of PepsiCo beverages, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), this week released its full-year results, likely the last for the firm as an independent company. Michelle Russell examines the market reaction.

Latest Interviews

The opportunity to grab some time with the chief marketing officer of a company the size of The Coca-Cola Co. doesn't come along very often. However, when just-drinks was invited to Zurich by the company last week, the chance to grab an audience with Joe Tripodi was the clincher. Olly Wehring puts the questions to Tripodi, and his time starts... now.

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 2008

PepsiCo is aiming to become the largest beverage company in Russia and its recent acquisition of a majority stake in the juice company, JSC Lebedyansky, represents an important step towards achieving this aim. In this month’s two-part just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Mike White, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo International, about the company’s plans for Russia.

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Olly Wehring | 1 Nov 2012

In a busy HR week for Bacardi, the company has confirmed the appointment of a senior global category director of rums.

Andy Morton | 30 Jul 2012

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines (PCPPI) has posted a 436% rise in its first-half profits, fuelled by strong cola growth.

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2012

PepsiCo Americas Beverages will reduce the calorie content of its soft drinks as US cities mull taxes on high-sugar drinks, the company's divisional head has said.

Michelle Russell | 24 Jan 2012

Britvic will report interim results for its first-quarter tomorrow (25 January). Here, just-drinks brings you the company's highlights for the 12 weeks to 20 December.

Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 2012

Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has appointed a president and CEO to replace Keith Reimer.

Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 2012

Pure Growth Partners has signed a deal with independent Pepsi distributor, the Honickman Group, for its Street King energy shot in the US.

Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 2011

Britvic has said that it hopes to one day launch its Fruit Shoot brand nationwide in the US, as part of a strategy to expand beyond the UK soft drinks market.

Michelle Russell | 30 Nov 2011

Britvic has recorded an increase in full-year profits and said that it is confident on the year ahead, despite a continued challenging financial environment.

Michelle Russell | 17 Nov 2011

According to a report in the New York Post yesterday (16 November), PepsiCo is working on two major acquisitions, in addition to examining the possibility of a business split.

Michelle Russell | 8 Nov 2011

Members of the PepsiCo board of directors have expressed frustration at the lack of a potential successor to CEO, Indra Nooyi, according to reports.

Michelle Russell | 28 Oct 2011

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to purchase US bottler Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co for US$360m.

Michelle Russell | 14 Sep 2011

PepsiCo has announced several executive changes, including the appointment of a CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages.

Michelle Russell | 28 Apr 2011

PepsiCo has said that it is looking to accelerate the growth of its nutritional segment, with a focus on Gatorade and products under the Wimm-Bill-Dann banner.

PepsiCo has reaffirmed its full-year earnings outlook, despite recorded a drop in first quarter profits.

Chris Mercer | 31 Mar 2011

PepsiCo's chief financial officer has told just-drinks that the company does not expect to make any more large-scale acquisitions in the immediate future.

Michelle Russell | 25 Mar 2011

The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo may close several facilities as part of their bottler integration processes, Sanford Bernstein analysts have predicted.

Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 2011

PepsiCo's purchase of Wimm-Bill-Dann last month makes it a better investment bet than The Coca-Cola Co heading into 2011, according to analyst group Sanford Bernstein.

Last week, PepsiCo agreed to buy 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) for US$3.8bn in a move that will make PepsiCo the largest food and beverage group in Russia.

Suntory Group has announced a number of organisational changes within the firm that will see the creation of three new divisions and the appointment of new executives.

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