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UK: Shepherd Neame appoints marketing chief

16 Mar 2006

UK brewer and pub group Shepherd Neame has appointed Graeme Craig as sales and marketing director.

US: PepsiCo International sees developing growth

24 Feb 2006

Developing markets are continuing to drive growth at PepsiCo, the company’s international chairman said yesterday (23 February).

International soft drinks groups target China

21 Feb 2006

With a population of 1.3bn, increasing personal spending power and growing consumerism, China represents a huge growth opportunity for international soft drinks groups. Annette Sessions reports.

An apple a day…

23 Jan 2006

Health advice about the benefits of fruit may be rather more sophisticated today than the old adage of an apple a day keeping the doctor away, but the message is basically the same - eat more fruit and you’ll be healthier, and the opportunities this presents have not been lost on juice producers. Annette Sessions reports.

US: New marketing chief for Tropicana

16 Jan 2006

Tropicana Products has appointed a new chief marketing officer.

US: Pepsi Bottling Group reaffirms guidance

19 Dec 2005

The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) has reaffirmed its financial guidance for this year.

US: Tropicana launches added-fibre juice

15 Dec 2005

Tropicana is adding a new orange drink with additional fibre to its portfolio.

US: Tropicana to raise orange juice prices - report

30 Nov 2005

Tropicana has said that it plans to increase retail prices of its orange juice from January, according to press reports.

US: Pepsi makes North American management changes

11 Nov 2005

Pepsi-Cola North America and Pepsi-QTG Canada yesterday (10 November) announced changes to their management.

Smooth progression in the UK

7 Nov 2005

Having arguably failed to reach their potential in the US, following a phenomenal start in California, the “smoothie” has become a major success story in the UK soft drinks market. So much so, according to Soft Drinks International, that smoothie brands are now setting their sights on Europe and beyond.

US: PepsiCo to push Smart Spot products

17 Oct 2005

PepsiCo is looking at increasing the support for its healthy eating and drinking “Smart Spot” programme.

INDIA: Radico to acquire eights IMFL brands

3 Oct 2005

Radico Khaitan is to acquire the Indian-made foreign-liquor (IMFL) brands of Brihans Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate for Rs35 crore (US$7.9m), local reports said today.

US: PepsiCo Q3 hit by tax charge, set fair for FY

29 Sep 2005

PepsiCo has posted a better-than-expected rise in profits for the third quarter.

US: PBG posts 7% rise in Q3 net income

28 Sep 2005

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG) has reported a 7.3% rise in net income for the third quarter of 2005.

US: PBG confirms earnings guidance

7 Sep 2005

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG) today (7 September) affirmed its forecast for third quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) and projected that its results will likely reach the high end of its guidance range of US$0.76 to US$0.78.

US: PepsiCo changes Tropicana labels

12 Aug 2005

PepsiCo is to change the labelling on two of its Tropicana drinks lines.

SPAIN: Tropicana launches premium juice line

21 Jul 2005

PepsiCo-owned Tropicana has launched a range of premium fruit juices called ‘Tropicana Sensations’ to grow in Spain’s booming health-juice market.

US: PepsiCo earnings up, full estimates raised

12 Jul 2005

PepsiCo has reported a 15% increase in second-quarter earnings per share to US$0.70, as non-carbonate drinks rescued a poorer performance by the CSD brands.

US: Pepsi Bottling volumes drive income boost

7 Jul 2005

The Pepsi Bottling Group today reported second quarter net income of US$148m, or diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.59. The results were up on the same period last year as the company grew volumes by 3%. In the second quarter 2004 the company reported net income of US$142m.

INDIA: Gatorade bottling starts in India – report

21 Jun 2005

PepsiCo is planning to start bottling Gatorade in India, according to local reports.

US: PBG in link-up with Hershey

9 Jun 2005

The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) has agreed a deal with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts which will see Pepsi become the official beverage at numerous Hershey resorts including Hersheypark, The Hotel Hershey and the Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park.

US: FTC raps Tropicana over Healthy Heart claims

3 Jun 2005

Tropicana Products Inc. has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its ‘Healthy Heart’ orange juice claims.

US: PepsiCo makes German juice purchase

3 May 2005

PepsiCo has agreed to acquire a German juice maker from Sunny Delight Beverages Co.

Not enough sunshine but a healthy outlook

26 Apr 2005

Dairy, functional and premium juices were the winners, water continued to grow, whilst carbonates and squashes lagged behind in the 2004 UK soft drinks race, according to the recently published Britvic Soft Drinks Category Report 2005. Annette Sessions reports on the progress of the take-home market.

US: PBG income down as Q1 volumes flat

12 Apr 2005

The Pepsi Bottling Group has reported a fall in first quarter 2005 net income to US$39m, or diluted earnings per share (EPS) of US$0.15. This compares to reported net income in first quarter 2004 of US$50m, or US$0.19 per diluted share.

US: Senior changes at PepsiCo North America

30 Mar 2005

PepsiCo has appointed a new president and CEO of its North America division.

US: American Water Star acquires CRD

24 Mar 2005

American Water Star Inc has acquired the Nevada operations of Colorado River Distributors (CRD). The operations of CRD have been consolidated with AMW's current operations in Las Vegas.

FRANCE: PepsiCo France flat in 2004 - report

24 Feb 2005

PepsiCo’s sales in France have gone flat, according to local press reports.

UK: PepsiCo makes PJs smoothie acquisition

22 Feb 2005

PepsiCo UK has acquired PJs.

From oranges and lemons to sauerkraut juice

21 Feb 2005

The sophisticated health-conscious consumer with an adventurous palate is driving diversity in the vast juice and juice drinks category. Annette Sessions looks at the wide and ever broadening panoply of flavours and ingredient options available across the juice market.









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