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Analysis: Is Heinz, Kraft merger "a growth story"?

This morning's (25 March) news HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group have inked a definitive merger agreement sent shockwaves through the US food s...

On the money: PepsiCo managing "volatile market"

With its exposure to volatile currencies and growing instability in developing countries, PepsiCo saw macro-economic issues weigh on its top...

M&A Watch: Who could be on 3G Capital's radar?

Given 3G Capital's industry focus, its background of partners and track-record, the next big takeover target for the co-owner of Heinz is al...

Comment: Danone, PepsiCo caught in Russia backlash

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO, US snack firm Wise 15 Sep 2014

Dean Best

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.


Interview: PepsiCo chief scientific officer: pt 2 29 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

In the second part of a two-part interview, Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer and head of global research and development at PepsiCo, gives Olly Wehring, editor of just-food sister site just-drinks, a tour of the inner workings of the food and beverage group's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department

Latest News

Strauss Group bullish on Sabra prospects 20 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Israel-based Strauss Group - joint owner of US hummus manufacturer Sabra Dipping Co. alongside PepsiCo - believes the US market for fresh dips will almost double by 2020.


Food industry news of week: Nestle, Danone 20 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

We attended the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London this week, bringing you strategic updates from the likes of Nestle, Danone and Glanbia. Elsewhere, General Mills reported further pressure on sales and earnings and we profiled the growing importance of e-commerce to baby food makers in China.


PepsiCo "plans US$500m investment in Egypt" 16 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

US snack giant PepsiCo is reportedly planning to invest US$500m in Egypt this year to expand production in the country.


Calbee UK plant to start production in June 12 Mar 2015

Dean Best

Japanese snacks group Calbee has confirmed production at its new UK plant will start in June.


PepsiCo cites benefits of keeping company together 20 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

PepsiCo has insisted its "better together" concept which draws on driving sales by combining its snacks and beverage businesses as one unit "is working".

Latest blogs

just-food all set for Gulfood 6 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Dubai is the modern day New York, with its towering skyscrapers and bright lights and tomorrow just-food is again flying over to the city for this year's annual Gulfood exhibition, where food manufacturers convene to build their presence in the city and the wider Middle East.


Ocado shines but manufacturers see problems with shift to online 3 Feb 2015

Dean Best

Fifteen years after starting out, UK pure-play online grocer Ocado today (3 February) announced its first annual profit - and claimed the trend towards online shopping was continuing. Manufacturers are taking note and diverting more resources to the channel but are encountering challenges.

Company research

PepsiCo, Inc. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report

PepsiCo, Inc. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, S

Synopsis Canadean's "PepsiCo, Inc. : Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile, SWOT & Financial Report" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations. The profile contai...

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Pepsico in Packaged Food (World)

Pepsico in Packaged Food (World)

In 2013, although heavily dependent on snacks, PepsiCo posted strong financials, and again increased its returns to investors. Recent acquisitions/joint ventures, such as Tingyi, Müller Quaker Dairy a...

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PepsiCo Alimentos SCA in Packaged Food (Venezuela)

PepsiCo Alimentos SCA in Packaged Food (Venezuela)

Within a very restrictive business environment, PepsiCo’s strategy is aimed at directing resources – both physical and human – towards core production lines which use local components (for example ext...

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