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US: PepsiCo to increase Tropicana prices

10 Mar 2011

PepsiCo has confirmed that it will raise prices on Tropicana juices in a bid to offset higher costs.

US: PepsiCo to switch Tropicana carton for bottles - report

18 Feb 2011

PepsiCo is to begin selling its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice in clear bottles in the US, according to reports.

Comment - Rising costs hitting soft drinks firms

16 Feb 2011

Commodity costs have rocketed in the past year and are set to cause problems for soft drinks firms in 2011 and beyond, if the latest set of industry results are anything to go by.

Comment - Coca-Cola Co lays a marker in China

4 Feb 2011

The Coca-Cola Co's announcement that it has produced its first "billion-dollar brand" in an emerging market is a sign of things to come.

Product Launch - US: PepsiCo's Tropicana Tropolis

17 Dec 2010

Product Launch - US: PepsiCo's Tropicana Tropolis

just the Facts - The Russian soft drinks market

6 Dec 2010

Last week, PepsiCo agreed to buy 66% of Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) for US$3.8bn in a move that will make PepsiCo the largest food and beverage group in Russia.

UK/IRELAND: PepsiCo sets carbon emissions target

19 Oct 2010

PepsiCo has announced plans to cut carbon emissions and water usage among its farming partners in the UK and Ireland by 50% over the next five years.

Comment: The potential - and perils - of PepsiCo's health kick

12 Oct 2010

Dairy, fruit and veg. On the face of it, these products seem a world away from the carbonated soft drinks and crisps that have long been core to PepsiCo's business.

just On Call - PepsiCo to focus on science-backed products

7 Oct 2010

PepsiCo has said it will place more emphasis on producing products backed by science as it announces plans to create a nutrition business unit to develop new products in a series of drinks categories.

The just-drinks Interview – PepsiCo’s Global Health Policy Senior VP

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.

US/CANADA: PepsiCo introduces Gatorade distribution switch

3 Sep 2010

PepsiCo has lined up a distribution change for its Gatorade brand in North America.

Product Launch - US: PepsiCo's Tropicana Trop50 Farmstand Apple

1 Sep 2010

PepsiCo's Tropicana Trop50 Farmstand Apple

Update - VIETNAM: PepsiCo expansion takes spend to $400m in five years

17 Aug 2010

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo said its latest investment in Vietnam will take its planned expenditure in the country to $400m between 2008 and 2013.

July/August Management Briefing - The Private-Label Drinks Market - Part I

30 Jul 2010

Private-label drinks sales make major progress Private-label drinks sales in supermarkets worldwide are no longer the poor relation of commercial ‘national’ brands – cheap drinks for consumers caring little about taste and brand image. A good place to examine this trend is the US, whose private-label offerings have often lagged behind those in Europe.

June Management Briefing - The BRICM Markets – Part V: China

6 Jul 2010

Given the fast-growing domestic consumption of branded drinks, Chinese beverage manufacturers are racing to expand their production.

GLOBAL: Fruit juice sales recovery expected - research

19 May 2010

Global fruit juice sales are expected to recover in 2010, despite the downward trend of 2009 results, with Mexico, India, and China among the top countries poised for growth.

UK: Pepsi beats Coca-Cola at the bar

30 Mar 2010

Pepsi overtook Coca-Cola to become the UK on-trade’s best selling soft drink brand in 2009, industry figures show.

US: PepsiCo targets Tropicana carbon footprint

19 Mar 2010

PepsiCo is looking to reduce the carbon footprint of its Tropicana brand in a pilot programme that will attempt to tackle its use of fertilisers.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

5 Mar 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

CANADA: PepsiCo launches “brighter mornings” Tropicana campaign

1 Mar 2010

PepsiCo is to launch a marketing campaign for its Tropicana juice brand in Canada, with a focus on the remote Arctic town of Inuvik

Focus - Coke and Pepsi vie for bragging rights

12 Feb 2010

The bitterest rivalry in the soft drinks market and arguably in the entire consumer goods arena is that between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Conveniently for those wishing to see how that battle is progressing, the two companies publish their annual results within a few days of one another. Ben Cooper takes a look at their performances and assesses who currently has the bragging rights.

Comment - Encouraging results for PepsiCo

12 Feb 2010

It’s been a good week for global beverage and snack maker PepsiCo as it booked a 16% increase in full-year profits on Thursday (11 February).

INDIA: PepsiCo unveils 7Up revamp

8 Feb 2010

PepsiCo India is to revamp its 7Up brand with the launch of a new campaign for 2010.

GLOBAL: PepsiCo in US$30bn health push

1 Feb 2010

PepsiCo has confirmed that it is planning to triple sales from healthy food and drink with the launch of several new products.

US: Orange juice prices spike as freeze takes hold

8 Jan 2010

Orange juice futures spiked this week over fears that a cold snap in the US would hit supplies.

Review of the Year 2009 - Soft Drinks & Water

17 Dec 2009

It would appear that, beyond the shadow of one major transaction, the soft drinks and water categories had a year of innovation and controversy. A colourful 12 months for the sector, then, as Ben Cooper reports.

In the Spotlight – PepsiCo

9 Oct 2009

Plano-based PepsiCo reported what it described as a “solid” profit performance in its third quarter of 2009 yesterday (8 October), beating analyst expectations.

Focus - Back to school opens doors for soft drinks, water

6 Oct 2009

Children returning to the classrooms this autumn are able to add to their RDA quotas of vitamins and minerals by drinking a range of school-compliant soft drinks. In response to consumer and government concerns about childhood obesity, health and wellness issues there has been a plethora of new beverage developments for the children's market. All the boxes are ticked: high juice content, use of all-natural ingredients, no artificial flavours, sweeteners or preservatives, and low or zero calories. Annette Farr reports.

just the facts – Disputes between drinks firms

20 Aug 2009

In 1996, Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co, a leading beverage producer in China, began a joint venture with Danone Group to form five new subsidiaries.

CHINA: PepsiCo opens "green" beverage plant, unveils further expansion

26 Jun 2009

PepsiCo has opened its first overseas "green" plant in China in the western city of Chongqing as it reiterated plans to invest US$1 billion in the country, which will include five new beverage plants over the next two years.









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