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US: PepsiCo to launch higher-end Tropicana

6 Mar 2008

PepsiCo is launching a super premium line of juices for its Tropicana juice brand.

UK: PepsiCo targets smoothie market with Tropicana range

25 Feb 2008

PepsiCo is set to focus on slow uptake of the ‘five-a-day’ recommendations in the UK, by launching a new range of smoothies in the country.

Focus - Soft drinks makers reap superfruit dividend

8 Feb 2008

Growing consumer interest in the health-enhancing properties of exotic fruits has proved a significant boon for the soft drinks industry. Most of these superfruits end up in juice form, writes Shane Starling, providing soft drinks producers with a constant stream of new product opportunities at premium price points.

US: PepsiCo declares dividend

4 Feb 2008

PepsiCo has given details of its latest quarterly dividend.

INDIA: PepsiCo prepares Tropicana twist for India

29 Jan 2008

PepsiCo has lined up an addition to its juice portfolio in India.

INDIA: PepsiCo signs partnership with Punjab Agro Juices

29 Nov 2007

PepsiCo India has signed a MOU with Punjab Agro Juices Limited (PAJL) for processing tomatoes and kinnows - an orange authentic to the Punjab region - at the PAJL plant in Hoshiarpur.

US: DNA moves into Tennessee and Mississippi

20 Nov 2007

Energy drink producer DNA Beverage has announced that it has appointed Solid Gold Distributors as its distributor for Tennessee and Mississippi, completing its expansion into the southeast US.

US: PepsiCo splits two units into three

5 Nov 2007

PepsiCo has realigned its company structure in an effort to “more fully leverage the talents of its senior leaders”.

US: Cott Corporation restructures to cut costs

2 Jul 2007

Cott Corporation plans to merge two of its units in an effort to cut costs and “strengthen its relationship with retailers.”

View from A Farr – Coke and Pepsi see green

15 May 2007

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have been the fiercest of competitors for decades but the fact that their rivalry now extends to ‘outgreening’ one another could be good news for the environment, writes Annette Farr.

US: PepsiCo toasts flying start to 2007

25 Apr 2007

PepsiCo has posted an impressive lift in earnings for the first quarter of this year.

US: PepsiCo names Gatorade boss

11 Apr 2007

PepsiCo has appointed a new president for its Gatorade business.

US: New Sun Nutrition adds to management team

22 Mar 2007

New Sun Nutrition, the California producer of functional beverages and supplements, has added to its senior management team.

CCE pays heavy price for Coke’s lack of imagination

15 Feb 2007

The announcement of major restructuring and 3,500 job losses at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) says as much about The Coca-Cola Company as it does about its largest bottler. Annette Farr examines the underlying reasons behind CCE’s current malaise and suggests it is Coca-Cola’s failure to keep pace with rival PepsiCo in product innovation that has been the bottler’s prime problem.

US: Pepsi manager moves to Clearly Canadian

14 Feb 2007

Clearly Canadian has brought in a former Pepsi-QTG manager to direct overall sales and marketing strategy.

CANADA: Hansen drops Leading Brands for Pepsi

13 Feb 2007

Hansen Natural Corp. has teamed up with PepsiCo in Canada. PepsiCo.’s Canadian arm will replace Leading Brands as the distributor of Monster Energy, Lost Energy, Joker Mad Energy and Hansen’s energy products throughout the country.

US: International division boosts PepsiCo

8 Feb 2007

Buoyant international sales boosted sales and earnings last year at PepsiCo, the US-based group said today (8 February). PepsiCo, which owns beverage brands including Gatorade, Tropicana and Pepsi, posted a 9% jump in operating profit to US$6.4bn on the back of 8% rise in net sales to $35.1bn.

INDIA: Coke to launch flagship juice Minute Maid

19 Jan 2007

The Coca-Cola Co. is set to introduce its best-selling fruit juice brand Minute Maid into the Indian market in the coming months.

US: PepsiCo gets Naked in juice deal

22 Nov 2006

PepsiCo has snapped up self-styled super-premium juice producer Naked Juice Co. from US private equity group North Castle Partners.

US: PepsiCo to inflate OJ price - report

8 Nov 2006

PepsiCo has released plans to boost prices on Tropicana and Dole orange juice by 4% to 8% from the start of 2007, reported AFX Asia.

Coke, Pepsi eye Eastern Europe for healthy acquisitions

16 Oct 2006

Both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have looked to capitalise on the rising popularity of healthier drinks, not least to compensate for slowing sales of carbonates. As the two soft drinks giants seek to increase their profile in healthier categories, Euromonitor International’s Catherine Mars forecasts further acquisitions in the growing juice, nectars and juice drinks markets of Eastern Europe.

US: Strong Q3 for PepsiCo, FY upped

13 Oct 2006

A strong performance in international markets has helped PepsiCo report a 73% increase in third quarter earnings per share to US$0.88, compared to the same period last year.

US: Pepsi aims to bring global success home

18 Sep 2006

PepsiCo is set to witness the first changes under incoming CEO Indra Nooyi with the revamp of its business in North America.

CBC – If you ask me...PepsiCo succession

4 Sep 2006

PepsiCo has been applauded for appointing Indra Nooyi as the successor to CEO Steve Reinemund. But while the appointment has further enhanced the company’s reputation for gender equality, Chris Brook-Carter believes the positive feedback owes more to Nooyi’s credentials as the best candidate.

US: Pepsi CFO to take top job

14 Aug 2006

PepsiCo president and CFO Indra Nooyi will take the top job in October after chairman and CEO Steve Reinemund today (14 August) announced he was to step down for family reasons.

US: Pepsi trades up with Tropicana range

9 Aug 2006

PepsiCo has launched a range of fruit juices it hopes will tap into the growing demand for premium products in the US.

US: Pepsi Bottling sales up across the board

11 Jul 2006

Rising sales in each of Pepsi Bottling Group’s key regions worldwide have driven an increase in revenues for the second quarter of the year.

Non-carbs offer growth for Russian soft drinks firms

14 Jun 2006

Non-carbonated categories, such as waters, natural fruit juices and iced teas, are providing growth for Russian soft drinks manufacturers as consumer tastes evolve, and demand for healthier beverages grows. Catherine Mars reports.

US: Tropicana in safety hazards payout

18 Apr 2006

Tropicana Beverages North America has agreed to pay more than US$164,000 in fines for exposing workers to safety hazards at its Bradenton processing plant.

UK soft drinks market shows strength in adversity

24 Mar 2006

In spite of new legislation and adverse publicity, the UK soft drinks market continued to grow in 2005. And while concerns over childhood obesity may have impacted on carbonated drinks sales, those same concerns have undoubtedly created opportunities for other products, such as smoothies, fruit juices and waters. Annette Farr reports.









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