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Comment - Can PepsiCo teach the Coca-Cola Co lessons in China?

17 Oct 2012

If you take the top-line figures, there was only one winner in this quarter's edition of the Big Soda smackdown.

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.

US: PepsiCo appoints Americas Beverages president

16 Aug 2012

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

US: PepsiCo adds bottle pack to Tropicana stable

7 Aug 2012

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

PHILIPPINES: Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines' H1 profits soar 436%

30 Jul 2012

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

INDIA: Non-sparkling soft drinks market set for 35% annual growth - trade group

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.

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.

Product Launch - US: PepsiCo's Tropicana Trop50 Juice with Tea line, Red Orange

24 Apr 2012

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

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: FDA clears five countries for orange juice imports

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.

Update - US: PepsiCo returns to Florida oranges for Tropicana Pure

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.

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.

Focus - What's Eating PepsiCo?

16 Nov 2011

PepsiCo's CEO, Indra Nooyi, is under pressure; the group's strategic review has been extended and, this week, talk of a business split has been fuelled by the arrival of activist investor Nelson Peltz. So, asks Michelle Russell, what's eating PepsiCo?

CHINA: PepsiCo sells bottling operations to Tingyi Holding Corp

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.

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.

just The Facts - Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp

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.

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.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - The Future? Plastics!

27 Sep 2011

The soft drinks and water categories are not short on controversial issues. One of the most actively-argued areas is packaging. This month, Ray Rowlands looks at what direction drinks producers are heading in when it comes to what holds their products.

US: PepsiCo makes senior executive changes

14 Sep 2011

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

Product Launch - FRANCE: PepsiCo's Tropicana Limited Editions

14 Sep 2011

PepsiCo's Tropicana Limited Editions

US: PepsiCo secures continuation of NFL tie-up

7 Sep 2011

PepsiCo has extended its commercial tie-up with the National Football League in the US.

JAPAN/MALAYSIA: Asahi Group Holdings to purchase Permanis

21 Jul 2011

Asahi Group Holdings has continued its moves outside of Japan, by lining up the purchase of Malaysian soft drinks firm Permanis from CI Holdings.

Product Launch - US: PepsiCo's Tropicana Trop50 Low-Guilt Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade

10 Jun 2011

PepsiCo's Tropicana Trop50 Low-Guilt Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade

FRANCE: Jus de Fruits d'Alsace to restructure

21 Apr 2011

French juice producer Jus de Fruits d'Alsace is to invest EUR15m (US$22m) over the next two years to restructure its logistics operations.

Focus - Juices and Nectar Outlook to 2015

8 Apr 2011

Having returned to pre-recession rates, the fruit/vegetable juice category is set to maintain its current strong growth trend - as long as producers can keep up with consumer needs, reports Richard Haffner.

Comment - The Game Plan has Changed for Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo

1 Apr 2011

Diet Coke last week superseded Pepsi for the first time as the number-two-selling US soft drink, but is it now less about the headline brands for these firms and more about their broader strategies?

INDIA: Coca-Cola India rolls out Minute Maid pure juice

30 Mar 2011

Coca-Cola India has entered the pure juice market in the country with the launch of its Minute Maid brand.

just the Facts - Britvic Soft Drinks Report 2011

22 Mar 2011

The UK soft drinks market grew by 10.6% in value in 2010, according to figures from the 2011 Britvic Soft Drinks Report published yesterday (21 March). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the report.









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