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PepsiCo names Jason Richards as new UK head

31 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has appointed a new general manager for its operations in the UK.

Coca-Cola European Partners, Danone, PepsiCo sign up to 'Loop' global recycling programme

25 Jan 2019

A raft of food and drinks companies have signed up to a global environmental initiative to combat the use of plastics in packaging.

The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2018

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.

PepsiCo opens talks with investment company over Tropicana site in France

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.

PepsiCo to cease production of Tropicana in France

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.

How prepared are soft drinks companies for UK sugar tax? - Focus

28 Mar 2018

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 has 5g of sugar or more per 10cl GBP0.24 per litre if the drink has 8g of sugar or more per 10cl

PepsiCo shakes up Tropicana distribution in India with Varun Beverages deal

4 Jan 2018

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

Premiumisation pushes Chinese juice brands ahead of foreign rivals - report

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.

PepsiCo rolls out Tropicana Essentials to India

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.

Why stevia can still win in soft drinks - Comment

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.

PepsiCo to add GMO-free labels to Tropicana range

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.

PepsiCo to change bottlers in Croatia

7 Dec 2015

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

Vita Coco names former PepsiCo exec as global CFO

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 - research

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 boost

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...

23 Feb 2015

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

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Ringing in the New Year

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.

PepsiCo cuts jobs in Chicago

12 Dec 2014

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

Research in Focus - Will Coca-Cola Life and Pepsi True Damage Perceptions of Stevia?

21 Oct 2014

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.

EUROPE: PepsiCo appoints Western Europe, South Africa GM for Tropicana

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.

Round-Up - NPD: Soft Drink Flavour Enhancers Look Like a Free-For-All in 2014

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.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Fishy Moves in the Cola Market

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.

Research in Focus - Soft Drinks: How Consumption Patterns Drive Branding and Product Development

5 Oct 2012

In 2011, global soft drinks sales reached 609bn litres, up by 4% over the previous year and continuing a steady upwards trend. At the same time, global consumption continues to evolve, both in terms of what consumers are buying as well as how, where and - perhaps most importantly - why.

UK: PepsiCo recalls contaminated kids Tropicana multi-packs

3 May 2012

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

just the Facts - The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend

25 Apr 2012

Earlier this week, Harris Interactive released its annual study of brand health for beverages in the US.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Shifting Focus at Coca-Cola Co

1 Mar 2012

The Coca-Cola Co has spent the last 20 years diversifying its portfolio. Where once the rest of the stable cowered in Coke's shadow, more of the company's brands are now grabbing the spotlight and delivering growth. Ray Rowlands looks at how the firm has benefitted from covering bases.

US: PepsiCo faces lawsuit over Tropicana claims - report

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.

In the Spotlight - PepsiCo, Tingyi Holding to heat up competition

4 Nov 2011

An alliance announced this morning (4 November) between PepsiCo and Tingyi Holding has been hailed by analysts as a smart move for both firms, and a signal that competition is set to intensify in China's soft drinks market.

Functional Drinks – Part I: Introduction and Overview

20 Oct 2011

The functional beverages category represents a key part of the functional food industry and, as such, exemplifies two defining yet contrasting characteristics of this sector of the market: Its considerable growth potential and its ability to court controversy.

Functional Drinks – Part II: Growth Potential, Investment and Challenges

20 Oct 2011

According to Leatherhead Food Research, the global market for functional food and beverages, currently worth around US$23bn, is set to grow by between 3% and 5% over the next five years. Both specialist and mainstream drinks manufacturers have fostered that growth and are seeking to capitalise on it.









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