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What could influence US healthy snacking market?

Snacking is a significant macro trend driving trends in the US market and demand for healthier products is on the rise. Sally Lyons Wyatt, e...

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

Why investors are concerned about water risk

Ben Cooper | 27 Aug 2015

A group of 60 institutional investors has written to 15 food and drink companies urging improvement in how they manage and report on water risk in their own operations and in their supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.

Editor's viewpoint: The impact of China's slowdown

Dean Best | 17 Jul 2015

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the impact of China's recent economic slowdown is affecting companies in our sector.

10 Things to Learn - PepsiCo gears up for tough H2

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Jul 2015

At first glance, PepsiCo's second-quarter figures looked solid enough but industry watchers believe the rest of the year will be challenging for the US group, with continued currency pressure, macroeconomic volatility and high commodity inflation. Here's our take on PepsiCo's numbers, recent performance and the outlook for the business.

Why focus on cane sugar supply chains to rise

Ben Cooper | 23 Jun 2015

The fourth agricultural commodity to be featured in just-food's management briefing on sustainable sourcing is the world's largest - sugarcane. While sugar is already a much-discussed subject in the context of the obesity debate, Ben Cooper writes, food companies are under increasing pressure to step up engagement on sugar from a supply chain perspective and scale up current sustainability efforts.

Latest Interviews

Interview: Miguel Bostock, CEO, US snack firm Wise

Dean Best | 15 Sep 2014

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

Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2014

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

PepsiCo to expand Frito-Lay plant in US

Hannah Abdulla | 26 Nov 2015

PepsiCo plans to expand a Frito-Lay snacks plant in the US, with investment in the site's production of Cheetos.

PepsiCo launches Walkers crackers line in UK

Dean Best | 19 Nov 2015

PepsiCo has added to the range of cracker products it sells in the UK with the first line sold under flagship snacks brand Walkers.

PepsiCo trims staff amid marketing cuts talk

Andy Morton | 19 Nov 2015

PepsiCo has confirmed job cuts after reports it had closed its department for global marketing procurement.

PepsiCo launches Quaker Cruesli in Spain

Hannah Abdulla | 6 Nov 2015

PepsiCo is launching a line of breakfast cereals in the Spanish market under its Quaker brand.

PepsiCo opens Quaker Oats plant in China

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Oct 2015

PepsiCo has opened its first Quaker Oats manufacturing plant in China.

Quotes of week: PepsiCo, Campbell, CSM Bakery

Hannah Abdulla | 23 Oct 2015

The UK debate over sugar intensified this week with Public Health England calling for a series of measures to reduce consumption. In the US, Campbell Soup Co. and The Schwan Food Co. both made pledges to simplify the ingredient panels in some of their products. In China, PepsiCo announced the opening of the first Quaker Oats plant in the country. Here is the week in quotes.

Chobani 'sees Coke bow out; WhiteWave in talks'

Dean Best | 15 Oct 2015

Coca-Cola Co. has reportedly stopped talks with Chobani after deciding the US yoghurt maker did not fit its portfolio.

Unilever, PepsiCo team up on foodservice waste

Helen Arnold | 15 Oct 2015

Food manufacturing giants PepsiCo, McCain Foods, Unilever and Ardo, plus foodservice group Sodexo, have teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund, to create the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC), which aims to combat food waste in the sector.

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola 'battle for stake in Chobani'

Dean Best | 13 Oct 2015

PepsiCo is reportedly vying with arch-rival Coca-Cola Co. to invest in Chobani, the US-based yoghurt maker that has driven the rise of the Greek yoghurt market in the country.

PepsiCo to close Australia crisps plant

Dean Best | 8 Oct 2015

PepsiCo is to shut a snacks plant in Australia after a review of its manufacturing in the country.

PepsiCo lifts underlying earnings target

Dean Best | 6 Oct 2015

PepsiCo today (6 October) reported lower third-quarter profits, affected by the strong US dollar and a charge on its operations in Venezuela, but the Lay's and Quaker manufacturer upped its forecast for constant-currency earnings.

American Halal Co. names ex-Sabra exec new COO

Hannah Abdulla | 2 Sep 2015

The American Halal Co. has announced the appointment of Sabra Dipping Co. finance executive, Haroon Jafree, as its chief operating officer and senior VP of corporate development.

PepsiCo warned on Frito plant violations

Hannah Abdulla | 21 Aug 2015

PepsiCo has been issued a warning letter by the US Food and Drug Administration over "serious violations" at its Tennessee Frito-Lay factory.

Industry news of week - Nomad Foods, Kellogg

Dean Best | 21 Aug 2015

Acquisitive Nomad Foods, which has snapped up one frozen food business in Europe and is set to buy another, this week confirmed it is eyeing possible deals in the sector in the US. Meanwhile, in emerging markets, Hershey is to go it alone in Brazil and Kellogg is to invest in R&D in India.

Muller Quaker launches dessert-inspired yoghurt

Katy Askew | 17 Aug 2015

Muller Quaker Dairy, a US venture operated by German dairy Muller and PepsiCo, is expanding its line of Muller yoghurts in the country with the launch of a dessert-inspired line.

PepsiCo, Girl Scouts team up for new Quaker snack

Hannah Abdulla | 11 Aug 2015

PepsiCo has teamed up with the US Girl Scouts for the launch of Quaker granola bars "inspired" by cookies sold under the Girl Scout trademark.

Venezuela seizes Nestle, PepsiCo distribution hub

Katy Askew | 4 Aug 2015

A distribution centre serving a number of international food and beverage companies – including Nestle, PepsiCo, Coca Cola and Cargil - and owned by local food giant Empresas Polar has been seized by the Venezuelan authorities.

PepsiCo, Cargill back US climate pledge

Dean Best | 28 Jul 2015

PepsiCo and Cargill are among 13 US companies to issue pledges on climate change as part of a wider commitment drawn up by the US government.

Food industry quotes of week - PepsiCo, Hostess

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Jul 2015

This week, PepsiCo reported on its second quarter numbers and its conference call detailed its plans to prepare for a tough second half to the year. Elsewhere Hostess Brands' owners insisted they were not looking for an IPO or a sale at present. animal abuse and McCain announced an A$10m investment at a Tasmania plant. Here is the week in quotes.

Food industry news of week - PepsiCo, Boulder

Dean Best | 10 Jul 2015

PepsiCo issued its second-quarter results this week - and upped its annual earnings forecast. The company's shares fell, amid concerns the second half of the year will prove more challenging. Under-pressure US group Boulder Brands, fresh from the departure of its CEO, announced restructuring plans likely to lead to 15% of jobs being cut. French dairy group Sodiaal announced another move in China, while we analysed the impact Russia's import restrictions have had on domestic companies.

PepsiCo announces executive reshuffle

Dean Best | 9 Jul 2015

PepsiCo has announced a series of management changes, including the departure of its global categories and operations chief.

PepsiCo lifts FY earnings forecast

Hannah Abdulla | 9 Jul 2015

PepsiCo has lifted its forecast for underlying annual earnings after an increase in second-quarter profits.

Latest blogs

FMCG online: more data shows why brands must act

Dean Best | 7 Jul 2015

Just a week after the IGD issued forecasts for the growth of online grocery to 2020, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel today (7 July) issued their own take on the prospects for the channel. And the message to brands is clear: act now.

PepsiCo secures NBA sponsorship deal

Katy Askew | 14 Apr 2015

PepsiCo has honed in on a sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing current sponsor and chief soft drinks rival The Coca Cola Co.

Company research

PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

In 2014, PepsiCo posted strong financials, and increased its returns to investors. Recent acquisitions/joint ventures, such as Tingyi, Müller Quaker and Wimm-Bill-Dann, as well as expansion into Brazi...

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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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