The new PepsiCo plant bottle appears to tick all the “green” boxes for a disposable drinks bottle but the innovation should not be taken too seriously until it arrives on shelves.
PepsiCo has developed a rival to the Coca-Cola Plant Bottle - a package made entirely of agricultural by-products from its food business.
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Company have warned of cost inflation going into 2011 as both companies face up to commodity price increases.
PepsiCo gains Russian approval for Wimm-Bill-Dann deal
PepsiCo has received all the necessary regulatory approvals from the Russian authorities required to close its acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann.
Wimm-Bill-Dann has acquired a dairy plant in eastern Russia as the government gives its approval for PepsiCo to acquire the company.
PepsiCo ups investment in coconut water firm to majority stake
PepsiCo has increased its investment in coconut water company O.N.E. despite supply issues that have affected the market in 2010.
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.