News

INDIA: PepsiCo silent on sugar cut report

Most popular

Pernod is buying Malfy for the flavour - comment

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Is Carlsberg treating consumers like suckers

The just-drinks Analyst returns

Why spirits marketers must be more careful

MORE

PepsiCo has declined to comment on reports that it is looking to cut sugar content in its beverages after CEO Indra Nooyi met with officials in India.

Nooyi has been meeting with a number of India officials

Nooyi has been meeting with a number of India officials

The Economic Times reported yesterday that Nooyi told Harsimrat Kaur Badal, India's food processing minister, the company wanted to lower sugar levels but maintain the same taste. Nooyi has met with a number of top officials during a visit to India, including the prime minister Narendra Modi.

However, when asked what was discussed in the meetings, a PepsiCo spokesperson told just-drinks the company is not commenting.

Nooyi has in the past called India “a country with huge potential”, and PepsiCo is committed to investing INR330bn (US$5.5bn) in it by 2020. Growth in the country could help PepsiCo balance out a slowdown in demand for carbonated soft drinks in developed markets, where health fears over high sugar content have frightened off some consumers.


Related Content

PepsiCo CEO lays ground for North America cola war as Pepsi loses out to Coca-Cola

PepsiCo CEO lays ground for North America cola war as Pepsi loses out to Coca-Cola...

PepsiCo pledges soda spend as North America Beverages sales suffer Q1 dip - results

PepsiCo pledges soda spend as North America Beverages sales suffer Q1 dip - results...

PepsiCo takes control of SodaStream International in US$3.2bn deal

PepsiCo takes control of SodaStream International in US$3.2bn deal...

Indra Nooyi leaves PepsiCo in good shape, but what lies ahead for Ramon Laguarta? - Comment

Indra Nooyi leaves PepsiCo in good shape, but what lies ahead for Ramon Laguarta? - Comment...

Oops! This article is copy protected.

Why can’t I copy the text on this page?

The ability to copy articles is specially reserved for people who are part of a group membership.

How do I become a group member?

To find out how you and your team can copy and share articles and save money as part of a group membership call Sean Clinton on
+44 (0)1527 573 736 or complete this form..



Forgot your password?