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US: PBG sees good growth, ups full year forecasts

9 Jul 2004

The Pepsi Bottling Group yesterday reported second quarter 2004 net income of US$142m, or diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.53.

US: PBG to acquire Maine bottling operation

23 Jun 2004

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Pepsi bottling operation of Seltzer and Rydholm, Inc.

US: Pepsi Bottling to acquire Maryland bottler

16 Jun 2004

Pepsi Bottling Ventures has signed a letter of intent to acquire Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Salisbury, Maryland.

MEXICO: New anchor bottler for PepsiCo

7 Jun 2004

Grupo Embotelladoras Unidas (Geupec) has reached a final agreement to buy out Grupo Embotellador Bret.

US: PBG shareholders elect Rebolledo to board

27 May 2004

Shareholders at the Pepsi Bottling Group’s Annual Meeting yesterday approved the PBG 2004 Long-Term Incentive Plan and ratified the appointment of KPMG LLP as the company's independent auditors.

US: Pepsi Bottling signs NFL deal

18 May 2004

The American football team San Diego Chargers has signed a multi-year, integrated marketing partnership with The Pepsi Bottling Group, which makes Pepsi-Cola the official soft drink of the San Diego Chargers and its Qualcomm Stadium.

Mexico a growing jewel in soft drink crown

17 May 2004

On the doorstep of the US, the world's largest soft drink market, Mexico is, nonetheless, a completely different animal and turning in growth figures for CSDs US businesses can only dream of. Ben Cooper examines the market and signs of future prospects.

US: PBG confirms Q2 earnings guidance

13 May 2004

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. will confirm its second quarter earnings guidance at a company-hosted meeting for investors and financial analysts in Monterrey, Mexico today.

US: Pepsi Bottling rating cut

15 Apr 2004

Pepsi Bottling Group has had its rating cut.

US: PBG Q1 figures on the rise

14 Apr 2004

The Pepsi Bottling Group has reported Q1 net income for 2004 of US$50 million.

US: New president and CEO for PBV

8 Apr 2004

Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has named a new president and CEO.

US: Hawaii limits sugary drinks to students

7 Apr 2004

Schools in Hawaii have decided to limit the amount of soft drinks available to students. The state’s board of education voted in favour of a policy requiring vending machines to be stocked primarily with water, milk and fruit juices.

US: PBG expects Q1 profits at top of range

31 Mar 2004

Pepsi Bottling Group expects Q1 earnings to reach the top of its estimated range.

US: PBG increases dividend fourfold

26 Mar 2004

The Pepsi Bottling Group has authorised a five-fold increase in the company's annual dividend, raising it from $0.04 to $0.20. At the same time, the company board declared the quarterly dividend of $0.05 per share, which is payable June 30, 2004 to PBG shareholders of record on June 11, 2004.

US: Pepsi Bottling reaffirms 2004 forecast

12 Mar 2004

Pepsi Bottling Group has reaffirmed its profit forecast for 2004.

US: Pepsi Bottling acquires Mexican bottler

9 Mar 2004

Pepsi Bottling (PBG) has made a new acquisition.

US: Pepsi Bottling dividend declared

5 Mar 2004

The Pepsi Bottling Group has declared its quarterly dividend

US: Pepsi Bottling rating raised

2 Mar 2004

The rating for Pepsi Bottling Group has been upgraded.

US: Pepsi debt ratings shifted upwards

27 Feb 2004

PepsiCo’s long- and short-term debt ratings have been raised.

US: Cadbury appoints beverages marketing boss

25 Feb 2004

Former YUM! Restaurants international chief marketing officer Randy Gierhas been poached by Cadbury Schweppes to lead its marketing efforts for its Americas beverages division.

RUSSIA: Pepsi to build $10m factory

30 Jan 2004

PepsiCo has announced plans to open a new factory in Russia.

US: Pepsi Bottling posts Q4 growth, year drop

27 Jan 2004

The Pepsi Bottling Group has announced figures for Q4 and full-year 2003.

US: New business ops president for Pepsi Bottling

12 Jan 2004

Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. has appointed a new president of business operations.

US: Pepsi Bottling Group target raised

7 Jan 2004

Pepsi Bottling Group saw its target price raised yesterday by investment bank Morgan Stanley.

US: PBG sells $400m in notes

13 Nov 2003

The soft drinks bottler Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), has sold US$400m in 10-year notes, said joint book-running manager Citigroup on Wednesday.

US: EPS for Pepsi Bottling cut by analysts

5 Nov 2003

Equity analysts Legg Mason has cut its fourth quarter and full-year EPS for Pepsi Bottling Group due to problems with the company’s Mexico operation.

US: Pepsi Bottling reorganises Mexican management

29 Oct 2003

The Pepsi Bottling Group today announced the appointment of Rogelio Rebolledo as president and chief executive officer of PBG Mexico, and of Pablo Lagos as chief operating officer there.

MEXICO: Pepsi Bottling cuts prices

17 Oct 2003

As Mexico continues to struggle with a flat economy and high competition among the soft drinks companies, Reuters today reported that Pepsi Bottling Group has lowered prices on soft drinks in Mexico City to help boost sales.

RUSSIA: Pepsi Bottling signs juice deal

15 Oct 2003

The Russian juice producer Nidan Foods has agreed a distribution and investment deal with the soft drinks company Pepsi Bottling Group.

US: PBG posts rise in Q3 profit

30 Sep 2003

Earnings at the soft drinks producer, Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. (PBG), rose by 2.8% from US$178m, or 61 cents a share, to US$183m, 67 cents a share, in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.

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