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Soft Drinks & Water - Ringing in the New Year

Now that the Champagne corks have finished popping and the fireworks are all but a pleasant memory, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd says good...

Will Coke Life, Pepsi True damage Stevia chances?

Amidst the much-publicised decline of both regular and reduced sugar carbonates, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have confirmed plans to launch...

Comment - PepsiCo: Time to Split?

Ray Rowlands | 10 Apr 2014

Last month, Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund Management sent a 37-page letter to PepsiCo's board urging it to spin off, what he described as, its struggling beverage business. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at the pros and cons of such a monumental undertaking and draws his own conclusions.

NPD: Soft Drink Flavour Enhancers

Tom Vierhile, innovation insights director at Canadean | 28 Oct 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor looks at the small but booming soft drink sub-category of 'flavour enhancers'; the 21st Century's answer to the squashes and cordials of yore.

Coca-Cola "stubbed its toe" in China bottled water

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2013

The Coca-Cola Co has “stubbed its toe” in China's bottled water market and lost ground to PepsiCo so far this year, an analyst has warned.

Comment - Fishy Moves in the Cola Market

Ray Rowlands | 8 May 2013

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd considers some of the product innovations that have shaped the US cola market following news of the pending launch of an omega-3 variant.

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - PepsiCo

Michelle Russell | 10 Sep 2010

The debate raging around obesity, its victims and villains, causes and consequences, is shaping the policies of some of the world's most powerful multinational companies in a way few can have predicted only a few years ago. Derek Yach, senior vice president of global health policy for PepsiCo, talks to just-drinks.

The just-drinks interview – PepsiCo International

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.

Latest News

Vita Coco names former PepsiCo exec as global CFO

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2015

Coconut water maker Vita Coco has appointed a former PepsiCo manager as global CFO.

Vietnam's CSD consumption to break 1bn litres

Canadean | 25 Aug 2015

Consumers may be curbing their intake of carbonated soft drinks in many markets, but in Vietnam, the soft drinks segment is set to break the 1bn litres barrier in 2015, according to a new report by Canadean.

PepsiCo posts H1 Americas beverage rise

Andy Morton | 9 Jul 2015

PepsiCo's Americas beverages unit has posted an increase in first-half sales and profits despite an overall slump for the snacks and drinks maker.

just a While Ago - On 23 February in...

Olly Wehring | 23 Feb 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

PepsiCo cuts jobs in Chicago

James Wilmore | 12 Dec 2014

PepsiCo is set to make an unspecified number of redundancies at its office in Chicago.

PepsiCo appoints W Europe, S Africa Tropicana GM

Stuart Todd | 29 Jul 2014

PepsiCo has appointed Bruno Thévenin to the newly-created post of general manager of Western Europe & South Africa (WESA) for its Tropicana fruit juice brand.

PepsiCo takes Buffalo Wild Wings from Coca-Cola

Andy Morton | 13 Dec 2013

PepsiCo is to replace the Coca-Cola Co as the non-alcoholic beverage provider for Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in the US, according to reports.

Mondelez takeover "too risky" - PepsiCo CFO

Dean Best | 29 Jul 2013

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston has insisted a takeover of Mondelez International would be "too risky" after calls from activist investor Nelson Peltz to carry out the deal.

Ocean Spray's Cranberry and Blueberry Juice

Andy Morton | 18 Jan 2013

Ocean Spray has partnered with PepsiCo-owned Tropicana to introduce a new range to the chilled juice aisle.

PepsiCo's Tropicana powder mix

Andy Morton | 20 Dec 2012

PepsiCo is to launch a powered version of its Tropicana fruit juice across India to “fulfil the need gaps” for consumers in the country.

PepsiCo appoints Americas Beverages president

Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2012

PepsiCo is set to move its Western Europe head into the newly-created role of PepsiCo Americas Beverages president.

PepsiCo adds bottle pack to Tropicana stable

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2012

PepsiCo has launched an 89oz packaging variant for its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice brand in the US.

Pepsi-Cola Philippines sees H1 profits jump 436%

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.

Indian non-sparkling soft drink market to grow 35%

Andy Morton | 28 Jun 2012

Health concerns among India's youth will see the non-carbonated soft drinks market grow by 35% annually despite its higher unit price, the Indian chambers of commerce has said.

PepsiCo recalls contaminated kids Tropicana

James Wilmore | 3 May 2012

PepsiCo has been forced to withdraw 277 Tropicana Kids Orange Juice multi-packs in the UK due to contamination.

PepsiCo's Tropicana Trop50 Juice with Tea

Olly Wehring | 24 Apr 2012

PepsiCo's Tropicana Trop50 Juice with Tea line, Red Orange

FDA clears five countries for orange juice imports

Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared orange juice imports from five countries, following negative tests for the fungicide carbendazim.

PepsiCo returns to Florida oranges for Tropicana

Michelle Russell | 18 Jan 2012

PepsiCo has said it is returning to using only oranges from Florida in its Tropicana Pure Premium juices amid concern about a banned fungicide found in juice sourced from Brazil.

PepsiCo faces lawsuit over Tropicana claims

Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 2012

A US consumer has filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo in the US over the firm's Tropicana orange juice claims, according to reports.

PepsiCo sells bottling operations to Tingyi

Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2011

PepsiCo has sold its bottling operations in China to Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp in exchange for a stake in the noodle and soft drinks maker's business.

Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp

Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2011

This morning (4 November), PepsiCo announced the sale of its bottling operations in China to Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp in exchange for a stake in the noodle and soft drinks maker's business.

PepsiCo makes senior executive changes

Michelle Russell | 14 Sep 2011

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

Company research

Tropicana Looza Benelux in Soft Drinks (Belgium)

Tropicana Looza Benelux in Soft Drinks (Belgium)

Tropicana Looza Benelux is a leading company in the on-trade channel in Belgium. However, the declining volume sales of juice in the on-trade channel over the review period forced the company to focus...

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Tropicana UK Ltd in Soft Drinks (United Kingdom)

Tropicana UK Ltd in Soft Drinks (United Kingdom)

Tropicana UK Ltd is expected to increase its marketing and promotions activity as well as strengthen its health positioning. This will be mainly achieved thanks to its newest product Trop50, its first...

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Sports and Energy Drinks in Belgium

Sports and Energy Drinks in Belgium

The sports and energy drinks category has experienced rising consumer demand and acceptance over the review period. This trend continued in 2013, when energy drinks in particular registered a positive...

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