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The soft drinks category in 2018 - Review

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look bac...

How ready are soft drinks co's for UK sugar tax?

On 6 April, the UK will bring into effect the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. The so-called sugar tax comprises: GBP0.18 per litre if the drink...

Richard Corbett | 21 Oct 2016

Consumer trends, along with government pressure and drinks companies' calorie pledges, mean the future for stevia is bright, regardless of its chequered past. Richard Corbett explains.

Ray Rowlands | 6 Jan 2015

Now that the Champagne corks have finished popping and the fireworks are all but a pleasant memory, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd says goodbye to the old year and contemplates some of the issues facing the soft drinks industry in 2015.

Amidst the much-publicised decline of both regular and reduced sugar carbonates, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have confirmed plans to launch stevia-based cola carbonates (Coca Cola Life and Pepsi True) in the US.

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.

Latest Interviews

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.

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

Andy Morton | 4 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has added to its Tropicana Essentials range of functional juices with an ‘Immune Support’ extension ahead of the coldest period in the UK winter.

Stuart Todd | 12 Sep 2018

PepsiCo has found a willing buyer for its Tropicana fruit juice production and bottling facility in France, with Munich-based investment holding company Navigator Capital lining up a move.

Stuart Todd | 5 Apr 2018

Declining sales in France have prompted PepsiCo to line up the sale of the sole French plant for its Tropicana fruit juice brand.

Andy Morton | 4 Jan 2018

PepsiCo had handed the majority of its Tropicana distribution in India to bottling partner Varun Beverages.

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 | 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.

Andy Morton | 18 Dec 2015

PepsiCo is to introduce new labelling on its Tropicana products to assure consumers that most of the juice range does not contain genetically-engineered ingredients.

Andy Morton | 7 Dec 2015

PepsiCo has confirmed it will switch production in Croatia after current partner Badel 1862 exited the soft drinks category.

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2015

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

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.

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.

Olly Wehring | 23 Feb 2015

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

James Wilmore | 12 Dec 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

Andy Morton | 18 Jan 2013

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

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.

Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2012

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

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2012

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

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 | 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.

Company research

Health and Wellness in France

Health and Wellness in France

In line with the review period, health and wellness continued to record retail value growth in 2017. This coincided with many factors, including the ageing of the population, with consumers becoming m...

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Naturally Healthy Beverages in France

Naturally Healthy Beverages in France

More than ever, consumers are redirecting their drinking habits towards products to which they subjectively assign a certain degree of naturalness. The growing number of scandals about unhealthy ingre...

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Fortified/Functional Beverages in France

Fortified/Functional Beverages in France

Although fortified/functional beverages still has room for growth, this will be increasingly less likely for some of its previous growth drivers. Firstly, the controversial ingredient, taurine, and it...

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