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Stevia sweetened Pepsi NEXT hits Australia in cola first

Pepsi NEXT has been launched in Australia, but intriguingly the drink has been formulated with stevia for this market to achieve a 30% sugar reduction, rather than the 60% effected...

PepsiCo president seizes 'once in lifetime' chance to fly new firm

PepsiCo says it feels sadness after the sudden resignation of president John Compton, who has left the firm to pursue a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity as CEO of Pilot...

Pepsi bottler Suntory could gatecrash Britvic Barr party - analyst suggests

Japanese Pepsi bottler Suntory could enter the fray with a rival bid for Britvic, according to one City analyst, but he added that this was unlikely due to the firm’s...

Aspartame 'breakdown' drives Diet Pepsi dance for new sweetening system?

As reports circulate suggesting PepsiCo is trialing an alternative sweetening system for Diet Pepsi, the company insists that it has no intention of altering the drink’s formula or taste.

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US girls just wanna have fun: Are you kidding PepsiCo?

OK, I confess, I am becoming fun averse. Given a choice between 24/7 full-on ‘fun’ and a cup of cocoa and an early night, as my years advance I’m inching...

PepsiCo set to fizz again on Burmese market after 15 year absence

PepsiCo has signed an agreement with Diamond Star to distribute its beverage brands in Burma, granting the latter exclusive rights to sell and distribute the Pepsi Cola, 7-Up and Miranda...

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Mountain Dew mouse case dissolves as PepsiCo settles

PepsiCo has reportedly reached an out of court settlement in a lawsuit filed in 2009 by a US man who alleged he found a mouse in a can of Mountain Dew.

Could Pepsi NEXT success lift stevia from zero to (mid-calorie) hero?

With an industry consensus forming that stevia can only offer a 50% calorie reduction in soft drinks, the US success of mid-calorie cola Pepsi NEXT could silence some of the...

‘Dangerous stunt’ in Mountain Dew advert draws PepsiCo apology

PepsiCo tells BeverageDaily.com it never meant to cause offence with a Mountain Dew advert that the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) censured for a ‘dangerous stunt’, but apologizes if it...

PepsiCo Americas Beverages needs new management - analysts suggest

PepsiCo continues to trail US rivals such as Coca-Cola in the vital energy drinks space, while new management and innovation could kick-start the former’s beverage business, according to one investment...

PepsiCo ‘desperate’ to build Mexico cola volumes: Coca-Cola FEMSA

Coca-Cola FEMSA insists that rival PepsiCo is ‘desperate’ to boost cola volume sales in parts of Mexico and has cut prices accordingly, but the former feels comfortable about pushing through...

PepsiCo stresses ‘cautious optimism’ on brand Pepsi but profits plunge

PepsiCo claims it is ‘cautiously optimistic’ on the prospects for brand Pepsi, as its second quarter results released today revealed that total operating profits slumped 14%.

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Pepsi hopes summer-time NEXT flavors will build brand awareness

PepsiCo has told BeverageDaily.com that it believes its two new summer-time only flavours will continue to encourage consumer trial and awareness of the its new mid-calorie cola launch Pepsi NEXT....

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Pepsi launches NEXT cherry and mango flavours

PepsiCo has launched two new flavor line extensions - cherry vanilla and paradise mango - under its mid-calorie Pepsi NEXT brand.

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Pepsi blunder costs Brazil soccer star Ronaldinho Coke millions

Coca-Cola has cancelled Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho's $750,000 per year contract after he was sighted with two cans of Pepsi at a recent press conference, according to reports.

Mountain Dew fans will flock to new US malt-based ‘craft soda' - PepsiCo predicts

PepsiCo claims that its new malt-based Mountain Dew is unlike any other soft drink on the US market, and predicts consumers will be keen to try the premium-priced limited edition...

Cyclists go bananas as sports performance study finds fruit matches PepsiCo's Gatorade

A new US study has found that bananas were as effective as PepsiCo sports drink Gatorade in providing nutritional support to trained cyclists during prolonged and intensive exercise.

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PepsiCo boosts Japanese Pepsi with extra caffeine

PepsiCo Japan launched of 'Pepsi Extra' as an addition to its Nex range in Japan on June 26, with the drink packed in 200ml cans and reformulated to feature added...

Our bottling inflexibility was ‘hard to believe’: PepsiCo Americas Beverages chief

PepsiCo Americas Beverages CEO, Al Carey, says his business is seeking a ‘sustainable fix’ to regain value share, with pack size limitations vis-à-vis Coke one issue being addressed via new...

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PepsiCo tips flavoured carbonates to outsell colas by 2015

PepsiCo Americas Beverages says flavoured carbonates are predicted to outsell colas in the US by 2015, as it revealed plans to capitalise upon growth in this segment, where growth is...

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PepsiCo hopes for design infusion with new CDO appointment

PepsiCo has appointed Mauro Porcini in a newly created role of chief design officer, with responsibility for 'infusing design thinking into PepsiCo's organisation and culture' by globally managing the firm's...

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Coke legal eagles pour over detail of trademark loss to PepsiCo

Coca-Cola Germany says it will take time to consider the written judgement handed down by the Hamburg Regional Court, which ruled that PepsiCo's 'Carolina' glass bottle did not illegally resemble...

PepsiCo bottle does not infringe Coke ‘Contour' trademarks – German court

Coca-Cola has lost a trademark fight against PepsiCo after a German court ruled that the latter’s ‘Carolina’ glass bottle does not illegally resemble Coke’s hallmark ‘Contour Bottle’.

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PepsiCo reportedly under fire from Mexican drug cartel

Mexican police were hunting for culprits following the latest attack on PepsiCo's Mexican subsidiary Sabritas last Thursday, with a powerful drugs cartel believed to be behind a series of attacks...

Judge: No reasonable consumer would be misled by PepsiCo’s 'all-natural' claims

PepsiCo has scored a victory in the ‘all-natural’ civil litigation stakes after persuading a judge in California to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging it misled consumers of its SoBe...