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PepsiCo’s new Chinese alliance will not change our business strategy: Coke CEO

Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the firm will not change its Chinese business strategy in response to PepsiCo’s new alliance with leading local drinks maker Tingyi-Asahi Beverages (TAB).

Britvic and PepsiCo 'win race' to launch UK soft drinks with stevia

PepsiCo UK and Britvic claim to have 'won the race' to launch the first UK soft drink containing stevia extract by formulating the high intensity sweetener within a functional water...

SIG Combibloc discusses Brazilian ‘business opportunities’ with PepsiCo

SIG Combibloc says that milk-mix drinks are a rapid growth category in Brazil, and has revealed that it is discussing new “business opportunities” with PepsiCo having just supplied the beverage giant with a new...

PepsiCo draws fire for alleged ‘crass commercial’ choice of profit over public health

Leading US nutrition expert Professor Marion Nestle says that PepsiCo’s decision to invest around $500m on marketing ‘megabrands’ she describes as unhealthy was a ‘crass commercial decision’, but the firm...

Caramel cancer claims against Coke, Pepsi seek to scare Americans, ABA

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has accused the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) of scaremongering after the watchdog warned yesterday that Coke, Pepsi and the FDA were...

PepsiCo sees NEXT move as means to strike back at Coca-Cola, analyst

PepsiCo is aiming strike back at Coca-Cola with it mid-calorie ‘NEXT’ cola launch at the end of March, after the latter’s Diet Coke brand pulled ahead of Pepsi-Cola in 2010,...

Senomyx CEO hints at PepsiCo interest in enhancer to cut HFCS

Flavour ingredients house Senomyx has hinted at PepsiCo’s interest in its work on developing an enhancer to reduce high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) levels in beverages and foods by up...

PepsiCo spots ‘unique opportunity’ to co-brand beverages and snacks

PepsiCo management has highlighted what it says is a ‘unique’ opportunity to co-brand leading snack and beverage brands such as Pepsi Max and Lay’s.

Relief for Coke, Pepsi after UAE ditches can ban

Coca-Cola has welcomed a decision by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Economy to reverse its ban on the sale of 300ml cans, which also saw cans of other...

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Tata and PepsiCo see Indian nutrient beverage scope

Tata Global Beverages has announced that it plans to market a nutrient beverage in India in a joint venture with PepsiCo, as both firms seek to profit from rising ready...

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PepsiCo counts another three billion-dollar brands

PepsiCo now has 22 brands with at least $1bn of sales each year, including 14 billion-dollar beverage brands, with Diet Mountain Dew, Brisk and Starbucks RTD the most recent additions,...

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PepsiCo and Ocean Spray announce strategic alliance to crack Latin America

PepsiCo and Ocean Spray have annonced a strategic alliance in Latin America in a bid to strengthen the former's juice portfolio in the region and increase accessibility of the latter's...

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Canned mouse would have turned to jelly: PepsiCo

PepsiCo is fighting claims by a consumer that he found a dead mouse in a Mountain Dew can, with a scientist testifying that there is no way the creature could...

Inventor accuses PepsiCo/Gatorade of patent infringement

An Oregon-based inventor has filed a complaint in a federal court in Illinois accusing PepsiCo of patent infringement by using his patented packaging designs in its Gatorade G Series pouches.

Pepsi mulls broader rollout for Pepsi NEXT in Q1 2012

PepsiCo is gearing up for a possible roll-out of its new mid-calorie cola Pepsi NEXT in the first quarter of next year.

PepsiCo on Trop50: ‘We’re selling everything we can make’

Stevia-sweetened fruit drink Trop50 has been the runaway success story in PepsiCo’s US beverages business this year with volumes of the mid-calorie beverage up 50% in the third quarter, PepsiCo...

PepsiCo agrees to sell stake in $548m Thai soft drinks firm

PepsiCo has agreed to sell its majority 41.5 per cent stake in Thai soft drinks and bottling firm Serm Suk (SSC), after ThaiBev (THBEV) announced plans to acquire the latter...

If at first you don't succeed... Could it be 3rd time lucky for PepsiCo in mid-cal beverage market?

Early feedback from trials of Pepsi Next - PepsiCo’s third attempt to create a successful mid-calorie cola - has been “very favorable”, bosses have revealed.

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PepsiCo in discussions over Indian site expansion

PepsiCo is in talks with Indian authorities in the Punjab in relation to expanding an existing beverage production facility there.

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola’s profit aided by growth in emerging markets

Emerging markets were key to growth for beverage giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola in the second quarter of 2011.

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PepsiCo announces mid-calorie cola trial for US market

PepsiCo is planning to trial a new mid-calorie cola drink with 60 per cent less sugar in the US this summer.

CEO of PepsiCo Europe takes over as UNESDA president

Zein Abdalla, the PepsiCo executive who oversaw the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann last year as CEO of PepsiCo Europe, has been elected as the new president of the Union of European...

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PepsiCo rolls out green range of beverage cups

PepsiCo is introducing a range of green packaging options for its food service cups in the US.

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Coke and Pepsi settle trademark lawsuit

The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo have settled a trademark lawsuit over PepsiCo’s Trop50 juice packaging design, which Coca-Cola had claimed was too similar to that of its Simply juice range....

Coca-Cola is recovering better than PepsiCo in beverages, says analyst

PepsiCo has beaten analyst expectations for first quarter profits but Morning Star analyst Philip Gorham believes that in beverages Coca-Cola is recovering better from the recession.