PepsiCo is set to run the trials following an agreement with SodaStream

PepsiCo is set to run the trials following an agreement with SodaStream

PepsiCo has struck a deal with SodaStream that will see new versions of its brands tested in the latter's home carbonation machines.

In a filing late last week, the Israel-headquarterd firm confirmed it has agreed with PepsiCo to run a “small-scale, limited test” later this year around the brands. The move follows news in March that PepsiCo had secured a partnership with Malta-based home-carbonation company, Bevyz.

PepsiCo also confirmed the SodaStream trials today. “At-home, make-your-own beverages represent an emerging category that has generated interest among some consumers,” the group said in a statement to just-drinks today. “SodaStream is one of several companies we’re talking to about potential ideas for the future.

"Our discussions with SodaStream are specifically focused on a small-scale, limited time test scheduled for later this year.” 

Reports on Friday suggested a ten-week test will begin in Florida next week, with brands such as Sierra Mist Homemade and Pepsi Homemade.  

PepsiCo's rival, The Coca-Cola Cotook a stake in Keurig Green Mountain earlier this year to develop a machine to make at-home beverages. The first brand was launched last month

SodaStream stressed that it is also “exploring multiple relationships with other leading beverage brands”. 

The filing added: “This is a limited test and there are currently no discussions between the company and PepsiCo concerning any other form of broader business collaboration.” Speculation earlier this year linked PepsiCo with a purchase of a stake in SodaStream.