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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Tuesday 27 October (free to read)

27 Oct 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

PepsiCo invests $170m to "empower" Hispanics, promote diversity

19 Oct 2020

PepsiCo has unveiled an initiative to increase the representation of the Hispanic community across its US business.

Former PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi calls on India to embrace alternative protein

12 Oct 2020

Indra Nooyi, the former long-time CEO of food and beverage giant PepsiCo, has told a virtual conference hosted in India that the country needs to change its food culture.

Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

28 Sep 2020

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

PepsiCo's post-Covid optimism about Europe e-commerce – interview

23 Sep 2020

It's no surprise to PepsiCo e-commerce sales jumped through the early months of Covid-19. But does it believe interest in shopping online will continue when the virus is tackled?

PepsiCo announces new renewable electricity targets

21 Sep 2020

US food and beverage heavyweight PepsiCo has announced its target date for sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

PepsiCo starts snacks plant build in Russia

16 Sep 2020

The US food and drinks group has embarked on the building of its latest factory in Russia, the company's third-largest market by sales.

PepsiCo appoints Athina Kanioura as chief strategy officer

14 Sep 2020

PepsiCo has appointed a chief strategy and transformation officer, the food and beverages giant has announced.

Covid-19 – How food majors are adapting to homeworking

14 Sep 2020

Covid-19 has seen increased home-working, often with flexible hours. We explore the challenges and opportunities for packaged-food companies as new working habits look set to stay.

Upcycled brand Spudsy gets more PepsiCo accelerator cash

24 Aug 2020

A fledgling snacks business in the US has been awarded the latest grant issued by PepsiCo's accelerator in North America.

New products - Nestle enters alternative seafood category; Green Giant breadsticks from B&G Foods; Country Archer's Zero Sugar Jerky; Unilever's Hellmann's brand rolls out coleslaw

20 Aug 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Nestle's move into seafood alternatives and a new category for Premier Foods.

PepsiCo to expand US snacks plant

13 Jul 2020

PepsiCo is to expand one of its domestic food factories to allow for "future growth" at the facility, the US giant has indicated.

Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development

7 Jul 2020

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.

How are packaged food manufacturers using AI in NPD?

7 Jul 2020

How can artificial intelligence help packaged-food companies in the development of new products, a notoriously difficult area in which to succeed? Lucy Britner explores. 

PepsiCo's Walkers Crisps hit by Covid-19 outbreak

2 Jul 2020

Walkers Crisps, the UK-based snacks business owned by US food and beverages giant PepsiCo, has been hit by a Covid-19 scare.

Unilever and Hershey pull US social media advertising over hate speech

29 Jun 2020

Food heavyweights Unilever and Hershey have taken decisions on whether to support a campaign calling for a boycott of social media advertising over the promotion of hate speech.

PepsiCo closes China food plant in Covid-19 move

22 Jun 2020

US food and beverages giant PepsiCo has taken action following an outbreak of Covid-19 at one of its food processing plants in China.

Now's the time to review your brand values – and much more, too

19 Jun 2020

Food companies must reappraise their brands and make sure they stand up to today's values – and go further still in their supply chains in their journeys to racial justice.

PepsiCo pledges to increase black representation at US giant

17 Jun 2020

PepsiCo has said it will "dramatically rethink our approach to talent" as the US food and drinks group sets out to increase black representation at the company.

PepsiCo to change Aunt Jemima brand name, logo

17 Jun 2020

PepsiCo is to change the brand name and logo of one of its products amid criticism of racial stereotyping.

UK cereal maker Rude Health sells minority stake to PepsiCo

15 Jun 2020

PepsiCo has invested in a UK-based cereal and dairy-free beverages maker, taking a minority stake in the business.

Japan snacks group Calbee to build new plant

12 Jun 2020

Japan-based snacks firm Calbee has revealed the location for a  new, heavily-automated plant in its domestic market.

PepsiCo opens new plant in Spain for Alvalle gazpacho

10 Jun 2020

PepsiCo has opened a new plant in Spain commissioned a few years ago to produce gazpacho for the European markets.

PepsiCo sells Havrefras cereal brand to Norway's Orkla

2 Jun 2020

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has sold a Scandinavian cereal brand to a Nordic food group for an undisclosed sum.

Covid-19's snacking consumers spark D2C flurry

29 May 2020

How consumers shop for food has changed in some very noticeable ways over the last three months or so – and D2C is one area to have grown in importance, says GlobalData.

Will Covid-19 spark change in UK supplier payment terms?

13 May 2020

We look at the records of how the UK's largest grocers – and manufacturers – have been paying their suppliers and wonder if the recent changes to help suppliers will stick around.

PepsiCo launches D2C services in Covid-19 move

11 May 2020

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has launched an e-commerce initiative to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

PepsiCo to invest in brands boosted by stay-at-home policy

29 Apr 2020

US food and beverages giant PepsiCo is to invest in products which have benefited from people eating at home during the Covid-19 lockdown.

PepsiCo Q1 sales up, pulls guidance due to Covid-19 uncertainties

28 Apr 2020

PepsiCo has pulled its financial guidance for the year as the US-based food and beverages giant said the coronavirus crisis has thrown up too many uncertainties.

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