Permira holds fire on Britvic bid
Private equity group Permira denied it was about to unveil a bid to
buy Britain's biggest soft drinks group, Britvic, following two
days of heavy speculation.
PepsiCo unveils first female chief executive
PepsiCo has appointed Indian-born Indra Nooyi to be its new chief
executive, displaying the group's international credentials as it
looks to build on recent success.
PepsiCo signs Ocean Spray drinks deal
PepsiCo has signed a deal with Ocean Spray to bottle and distribute
single-serve cranberry juice drinks, as the soft drinks firm looks
to expand its offering to health-conscious consumers.
Cadbury Schweppes eyes US bottler buyout
Cadbury Schweppes may be about to buy up its Dr Pepper/Seven Up
bottling partner in the US, says a report, indicating a growing
consolidation trend in the US soft drinks supply chain.
PepsiCo ups functional drinks push
PepsiCo has launched a range of flavoured waters enriched with
vitamins across the US, in a further sign that functional drinks
are pushing their way into the mainstream soft drinks sector.
Coca-Cola attacks bottlers in Powerade dispute
Coca-Cola said it would fight to put down a lawsuit filed against
it by more than 50 of its own bottlers over the distribution of
sports drink Powerade to Wal-Mart stores.
Emerging markets lift PepsiCo sales
Emerging markets across Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America came
good for both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola in 2005, increasing their
importance in the two rivals' growth strategies.
Drinks drive performance market, report
Sports and energy drinks have stolen a march on foods to become the
powerhouse of the global market in performance products, according
to a new report from Leatherhead Food International.
PepsiCo beats Coca-Cola in market value
PepsiCo's successful diversity and faster action on health has
taken it ahead of Coca-Cola in the market for the first time in 112
years, but don't be fooled into thinking Coca-Cola is dead wood.
Sports drink heads Coca-Cola sales rise
Sports drinks, juice and bottled water spearheaded a set of
encouraging third quarter results from Coca-Cola as
health-conscious consumers force a realignment at the major soft
Sports drinks lead PepsiCo sales rise
Energy drinks push their way to the front of PepsiCo's portfolio as
the Gatorade brand drives forward third quarter sales alongside
more growth from diet and non-carbonated drinks, leaving fizzy cola
festering on the shelf.
New technology targets diet soft drinks makers
Soft drinks makers looking to replace sugar with sweeteners to
reach health-conscious consumers could save time and money with an
award-winning new technology from UK supplier Pursuit Dynamics,
reports Chris Mercer.
PepsiCo joins companies reducing ads to kids
PepsiCo has become the latest company to bow to pressure on the
food industry from the rising tide of obesity, introducing
voluntary restrictions on its advertising to children, according to
an article in today's London-based...
PepsiCo installs business platform to unify operations
US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has installed a primary business
platform from SAP to unify its operations, standardise its
processes and increase efficiency across all its divisions.
Healthy and portable - the functional beverage success story
Functional waters have exploded onto the global drinks scene in
recent years and become the fastest growing functional beverage,
according to new data from market research firm Euromonitor.