When PepsiCo put up $5.4bn last week to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann, it was seduced by the promise of high revenue growth but like any high-yield investment the Russian deal does not come without risks.
PepsiCo to buy Wimm-Bill-Dann in eventual $5.4bn deal
PepsiCo has revealed its intention to buy 66 per cent of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods for $3.8bn with plans to acquire the remaining shares following completion of the initial deal.
Coca-Cola agrees to Dr Pepper firewall in bottler deal
The Coca-Cola Company has agreed to set up a firewall to protect the interests of Dr Pepper Snapple as a condition for its $12.3bn acquisition of the North American arm of the bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).
New natural PepsiCo product could influence industry shift towards sugar
Sierra Mist Natural, PepsiCo’s reformulated carbonated soft drink product, may indicate a swing towards the use of sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup, say two industry analysts.
PepsiCo plans to distribute Gatorade direct to retailers
PepsiCo is planning to begin distributing its Gatorade sports drinks direct to stores from its own and independent bottlers in the US and Canada.
Senomyx and PepsiCo collaborate on sweetness enhancement
California-based flavor firm Senomyx has entered into a four-year partnership with PepsiCo in order to develop sweetness enhancers and natural high-intensity sweeteners for new PepsiCo products.
Senomyx and PepsiCo negotiating sweet taste technology deal
California-based flavor firm Senomyx has signed a letter agreement with PepsiCo to negotiate a deal for the development and commercialization of new sweet taste technology, Senomyx said on Thursday.
PepsiCo looks to ‘new’ Chinese regions in investment push
PepsiCo plans to invest $2.5bn over the next three years in China as the company turns towards the less developed central and western areas of the country for growth opportunities.
Sports drinks suffer sales volume slump in US
Sports drinks appear to have suffered a severe reversal of fortune in the US with volumes going through the floor in 2009.
PepsiCo steps up innovation in formulation to meet health demand
Food and beverage behemoth PepsiCo pledges to cut fat, salt and sugar across key global brands over the next ten years as demand for health-positioned products gains momentum and the Frito-Lay maker underlines wellness to deliver long-term growth.
PepsiCo accepts Dr Pepper firewall to close bottling deal
PepsiCo has agreed to set up a ‘Chinese wall’ to ensure that the acquisition of its two largest bottlers does not jeopardise competition with rival Dr Pepper Snapple.
Coke unveils plan to buy most of its largest bottler
Coca-Cola has revealed plans to buy the bulk of its largest bottler following a similar move from rival PepsiCo last year.
Britvic and PepsiCo switch up to 600ml bottles
Unlike Coca-Cola which has recently introduced a mini can in the US to encourage healthier drinking habits, Britvic and PepsiCo are increasing their bottle sizes in the UK for the same reason.
Europe depresses Pepsi Bottling Group sales
The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), which is being bought out by PepsiCo, has published flat full year sales figures as volumes declined sharply in Europe and Mexico.
PepsiCo opens nutrition driven research lab
PepsiCo is opening a new research laboratory in New Haven to help “fundamentally improve” the nutritional portfolio of its products.