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Reckitt Benckiser swoops to bring in PepsiCo man Laxman Narasimhan as CEO

12 Jun 2019

UK-based consumer goods heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser has snapped up a senior PepsiCo executive to be its new CEO.

PepsiCo names Ram Krishnan CCO as Laxman Narasimhan departs for Reckitt Benckiser

12 Jun 2019

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has appointed its current chief executive officer for Greater China as its new global chief commercial officer.

Finistere Ventures joins three Israeli firms in agri-food investment partnership

28 May 2019

Food technology investment firm Finistere Ventures is partnering with three Israeli companies to invest in agri-food start-ups.

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

28 May 2019

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 rolls out Loop recycling initiative in Paris

15 May 2019

Food and drinks giant PepsiCo is offering consumers the chance to purchase two of its products in reusable containers as part of a market trial. 

Danone, General Mills among signatories to China Food Tech Hub for start-ups

9 May 2019

Food manufacturers Danone and General Mills are among ten global corporations that have founded the China Food Tech Hub with a local venture fund.

PepsiCo to build new snacks plant in Mexico under $4bn investment project with local partner

8 May 2019

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo plans to build a new facility in Mexico for the manufacture of snacks. 

How to grow legacy brands

17 Apr 2019

Big Food still rules the roost in most product categories but legacy brand growth has stalled. Our US correspondent Victor Martino looks at how they can get their mojo back.

New products - Kraft Heinz links up with restaurant on Twisted Ranch dressings; Dean Foods adds to DairyPure range; Mondelez adds new lines to Dairylea; Mars launches Skittles in India

29 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield Foods making Flora 100% vegan and Weetabix making a push in UK foodservice.

What could further fuel India's appetite for potato chips? - just-food deep-dive, part two

15 Mar 2019

India's market for potato chips is buoyant - but what could drive further growth? The second part of Raghavendra Verma's deep dive into the category outlines possible factors.

What's the state of play in India's potato chips market? - just-food deep-dive, part one

13 Mar 2019

India's appetite for potato chips is growing rapidly - with some major players building a nationwide presence to cater to rising demand, Raghavendra Verma reports.

New products - Unilever adds layered jars to Talenti gelato range; New bars added to Alpen range in UK; Alpro goes Greek-style; Muller launches twin natural yogurt range in UK

13 Mar 2019

This week's notable new products include a push from Alpro into Greek-style yogurts, significant activity at Conagra Brands and a product "first" from Hormel Foods.

PepsiCo shakes up executive team to support "growth agenda"

4 Mar 2019

US food and beverages giant PepsiCo has announced changes at the senior executive level which it said will "support the company's strategic priorities and growth agenda".

Hormel reveals PepsiCo paid $465m for CytoSport

22 Feb 2019

US-based Hormel Foods has revealed the purchase price for the CytoSport sports nutrition business it sold to PepsiCo this week.

PepsiCo buys Muscle Milk maker CytoSport from Hormel

20 Feb 2019

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo has acquired a sports nutrition business from a local peer for an undisclosed sum.

PepsiCo to invest in India snacks plant

20 Feb 2019

PepsiCo has set out plans to invest in a savoury snacks plant in a major emerging market for the US food giant.

PepsiCo to close plants, shed jobs under multi-year restructuring exercise

18 Feb 2019

US food and drink giant PepsiCo is instigating a multi-year restructuring plan to simplify its business model.

PepsiCo's deal for UK crisp brand Pipers cleared by competition regulator

30 Jan 2019

The UK's competition watchdog has given the green light to PepsiCo's acquisition of a local snacks business.

Nestle, Mondelez, Unilever, Danone among signatories to Loop environmental initiative

24 Jan 2019

A raft of global food and drinks companies have signed up to a new environmental initiative to combat the use of plastics in packaging.

"We are looking for very new and distinctive ideas we haven't seen before" - PepsiCo's Karen Scott talks about Nutrition Greenhouse incubator

14 Jan 2019

Karen Scott, the co-leader of PepsiCo's European Nutrition Greenhouse incubator, discusses identifying potential investment partners in on-trend or obscure brand propositions.

PepsiCo sells Danish brand Pama to Orkla

11 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has offloaded a breakfast cereal brand in Scandinavia, the new owner of the range of porridge said today (11 January).

PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta adds chairman role

11 Jan 2019

Ramon Laguarta, the CEO of PepsiCo, has been handed another senior role at the US-based food and beverage giant.

Yofix emerges as winner of PepsiCo's second European incubator project

9 Jan 2019

An Israel-based start-up has emerged as the winner of food and drink giant PepsiCo's European incubator programme. 

They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2018

18 Dec 2018

Our most-read interviews featured giants of the industry like Nestle, PepsiCo and Danone, as well as SMEs focusing on some of the fast-growing trends shaping the sector.

UK competition watchdog invites feedback on PepsiCo's deal for Pipers

7 Dec 2018

The UK's competition watchdog is inviting feedback over a recently-announced deal involving US-based food and beverage giant PepsiCo.

November M&A deal volumes dip but still fuel 2018 growth - data

6 Dec 2018

As strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on the competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the packaged food sector monitors activity each month.

PepsiCo plans 'traffic light' labelling trials across Europe

28 Nov 2018

Consumer-goods giant PepsiCo, the owner of Lay's crisps and Quaker cereal, plans to launch trials of 'traffic light' nutrition labels in more markets in Europe.

Nestle, Unilever among FMCG giants to suspend Evolved Nutrition Label trials

20 Nov 2018

Consumer-goods giants Nestle, Mondelez International and Unilever among manufacturers to suspend trials of a labelling system.

PepsiCo invests in Ukraine plant for Lay's crisps production line

16 Nov 2018

Global food and drinks manufacturer PepsiCo is investing in an existing manufacturing plant in Ukraine for the production of crisps.

PepsiCo unveils entrants to North America Nutrition Greenhouse incubator

12 Nov 2018

US-based food and drinks giant PepsiCo has named the businesses that will take part in its incubator programme in North America.

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