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Advertising authority shows flexibility over health claims

The Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA’s) policing of EU health claims offers a ray of light to food firms looking to use them in advertising, according to Eversheds senior partner Owen...

Leaders of the pack: Kraft, Frito Lay top event roster

The upcoming Packaging Conference 2014 will feature senior executives from top suppliers and consumer packaged goods firms.

Caring, sharing and saving cash...PepsiCo’s staff wellness program

PepsiCo’s staff wellness program saved cash in terms of lower healthcare costs but its mainstream ‘lifestyle management’ component had little overall effect, US researchers have concluded.

Pepsi busted for Naked antioxidant ambition

Pepsi-owned Naked Juice has been told to remove the term 'antioxidant’ from its marketing materials as the UK advertising watchdog demonstrates its EU law enforcement bite.

‘Dangerous conflicts of interest’ mar soft drinks obesity research?

Scientists receiving research funding from big beverage firms such as Coke or Pepsi are five times more likely to conclude in review studies that there is no link between soft...

Top 5 Beverage Stories of 2013: Happy Christmas!

As we hang up our Christmas stockings and hope that Santa rewards us with something moderately alcoholic, let's take a look back at's five most-read stories of 2013, in...

5 Booms to Shake the Beverage Room in 2014!

Here are five global beverage trends that could shake up everything from soda to smoothies in 2014, as tea goes glam and consumers grow more cynical and health conscious.


10 Lordly Questions A-Leaping! Tackle's Xmas quiz...

How well do you know the beverage industry? Our special Christmas quiz that covers everything from Muhtar Kent to Perrier and 'White Coke'. See if you can top the leaderboard!

News in brief

Buffalo Wild Wings replaces Coke with Pepsi

PepsiCo will reportedly supplant Coke as the beverage supplier to US restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings from 2014.

PepsiCo India finally fills CEO role

D Shivakumar has been named as the new chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo India, a post that has been lying vacant since former incumbent Manu Anand quit the company...

Tingyi looking to continue acquisitions spree

Having already formed alliances with PepsiCo, Asahi Group and others over the last three years, China’s Tingyi is looking to further boost its portfolio, according to its chief financial officer....

What do Churchill, Beckham and Britvic’s Fruit Shoot have in common?

These British émigrés all go down rather well in the US, and Britvic’s CEO now claims that soft drink Fruit Shoot is growing the $200m kids’ single-serve category where native...

Bottler buys Sidel Matrix hotfill for Gatorade

CCU Chile, which works with Heineken, Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, has installed a Sidel Matrix hotfill system to produce Gatorade sports’ drinks.

Indra Nooyi laughs off ‘irrelevant’ Pepsi v Coke competition talk

Indra Nooyi says people should forget PepsiCo’s Coke rivalry in India and welcome both firms’ $10.5bn investment in the country, where the middle class will exceed that of the US,...

PepsiCo donates $1m to Philippines Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief

PepsiCo will donate $1m to support disaster relief and recovery efforts across the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Senomyx: First products from collaboration with PepsiCo using sweet taste modifier S617 will be commercialized in 2014

San-Diego-based flavor innovator Senomyx says the first products arising from a collaboration with PepsiCo using a novel sweet taste modifier called S617 should hit shelves next year - contingent upon a...


Pepsi pushes PET to the MAX in Germany with Sidel blow molding upgrade

Sidel says its ECO lamps for blow molding machines – recently adopted by PepsiCo Germany to cut energy use 19% – use a proprietary ceramic reflector to significantly increase heat efficiency.

India’s highest court orders regular checks on fizzy drinks

India’s highest court has directed the country’s top food safety watchdog to conduct regular checks on carbonated soft drinks sold in the country.

PepsiCo: Disruptive innovation, not "ridiculous pricing", the answer to diet soda slowdown

The recent drop in diet soda sales in North America has been “a little more rapid than we expected” says PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, but PepsiCo remains convinced that “significant disruptive...

Why are Americans falling out of love with diet soda? And what are they drinking instead?

If current trends continue, carbonated soft drinks volumes could decline 15-20% by 2020 driven by sharp declines in diet variants, predicts Wells Fargo. But why have Americans fallen out of...

Diet soda in a funk says Wells Fargo: ‘PepsiCo will be forced to do something soon to stop the share and volume losses’

Dollar sales of low/zero calorie carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) plunged 8.6% in the four weeks to Sept 28, according to the latest Nielsen xAOC* data, which shows the diet soda...

Sidel wins $9m contract with Pepsi bottler Moha

Sidel has won a contract with Moha Soft Drinks to install a production line for its carbonated soft drinks (CSD) and water in Ethiopia.

PepsiCo brand Gatorade nets Liverpool Football Club deal

PepsiCo brand Gatorade has signed a deal with Liverpool Football Club to supply products to the team, while the club also gains access to the brand’s sports science laboratory to...

Pepsico commits to beefing-up supplier code of conduct

Oxfam tackles PepsiCo, Coke over 'disastrous impact' of sugar land grabbing

Oxfam insists that PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Associated British Foods – the three most powerful firms in the global sugar industry – must do more to police the 'disastrous impact' of...

Stevia innovation: PepsiCo tackles Reb-D solubility challenge

A patent application filed by PepsiCo describes methods of enhancing the solubility of steviol glycoside Reb-D such that it can be used in higher amounts in beverages and beverage concentrates,...

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