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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.

Why PepsiCo may get best tune out of Pipers away from UK grocery

11 Nov 2018

PepsiCo's third acquisition in five months has seen the US group snap up UK firm Pipers Crisps, a business in its core category – but the snacks giant will have to think carefully about how to grow the business.

New Hain Celestial CEO Mark Schiller sets out stall after disappointing results

9 Nov 2018

Mark Schiller, the new CEO of US food group Hain Celestial, has told analysts how he intends to improve the company's fortunes.

PepsiCo to buy UK crisp maker Pipers

5 Nov 2018

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo, the owner of snacks brands including Walkers and Lay's, has struck a deal to buy a UK crisp business.

New Products - The Happy Egg Co. debuts on-the-go products; PepsiCo rolls out new snack brand in US; Kellogg takes granola to India; Heck launches plant-based sausages

2 Nov 2018

This week's product news includes a new snacks brand from PepsiCo in the US and Kellogg adding to its portfolio of products on sale in India.

PepsiCo snaps up US "superfood" snacks maker Health Warrior

31 Oct 2018

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo, home to brands including Lay's and Doritos, has snapped up "superfood" snacks maker Health Warrior.

Nestle, Unilever among FMCG giants to sign plastics pledge

29 Oct 2018

Nestlé, Unilever and Danone are among the consumer-goods companies to have signed a new commitment on plastic packaging.

PepsiCo announces 2025 recycled packaging goal

26 Oct 2018

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo is targeting having 25% recycled plastic content in its product packaging by 2025.

New products - Foster Farms launches convenience line; UK's Pukka Pies debuts on-the-go range; Nomad Foods extends Birds Eye range in the UK; PepsiCo set for dairy-alternatives push

26 Oct 2018

This week's product news includes PepsiCo preparing plans to launch into dairy-alternatives in the US and Atlantic Natural Foods set to take its plant-based Loma Linda range into the UK.

Greenpeace names and shames food giants in throwaway plastic report

10 Oct 2018

UK-based environmental pressure group Greenpeace has cited household-name food producers in a list of the top ten worst offenders when it comes to throwaway plastic.

PepsiCo upgrades organic growth outlook on "strength" of first-half results

3 Oct 2018

US food and drinks giant PepsiCo has upgraded its full-year organic growth outlook based on the "strength" of its half-year results.

Bidding for GSK's Horlicks India assets 'moves to round two'

1 Oct 2018

Food and beverage giants Unilever, Nestle and Coca-Cola have all made it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.

Nestle, Kellogg among signatories to Saudi Arabia's push on healthy foods

26 Sep 2018

A clutch of international food giants have signed a voluntary pledge with authorities in Saudi Arabia to cut the sugar, salt and fat content in their products.

PepsiCo announces Russian dairy plant investments 

25 Sep 2018

PepsiCo has announced the completion of new investment projects at its Rubtsovsk dairy plant in Russia.

New Products - Unilever brings Ben & Jerry's Moo-phoria ice cream to UK; Nestle breakfast cereals go organic; Quirch Foods unveils frozen brand Mambo; PepsiCo launches Kurkure sub-brand in India

21 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Nestle taking some of its breakfast cereals into the organic category, high-protein, no-added sugar yogurts from Chobani in Australia and the first chilled milk product from the UK's Good Hemp.

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - PepsiCo's Daniel Grubbs on why the Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator is hitting North America

18 Sep 2018

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.

PepsiCo to launch Nutrition Greenhouse incubator programme in North America

6 Sep 2018

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo is duplicating its European start-up incubator programme Nutrition Greenhouse in the US and Canada.

US private-equity firm Wind Point Partners buys Sabra Dipping’s salsa business

5 Sep 2018

Stir-Pacifica, a California-based portfolio company of private-equity firm Wind Point Partners, has acquired local peer Sabra Dipping Co.’s salsa business. 

GSK's Horlicks sale getting close, reports suggest

22 Aug 2018

Reports suggest that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s plan to sell off its Horlicks food and beverage brand and the wider health nutrition business is gaining momentum.

New Products - Divine Chocolate to launch new organic bars using Sao Tome cocoa; Aimia Foods links up with Levi Roots; General Mills extends Fibre One, Nature Valley ranges in UK; PepsiCo's Quaker moves into chilled section with Morning-Go kits

17 Aug 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes PepsiCo taking Quaker into the chilled aisle in the US and Aldi's latest NPD offensive in the country.

China breakfast cereal deep-dive part two – how to tap future growth

16 Aug 2018

Demand for breakfast cereal in China is expected to continue to grow amid the urbanisation of the population and continued interest in Western eating habits. But what must manufacturers do to tap that demand? Wang Fangqing reports in this second part of just-food’s in-depth look at the category.

Egyptian dairy company Beyti attracts EBRD funding

15 Aug 2018

Egyptian dairy business Beyti is to get a US$44m loan from the European development bank EBRD to fund new investments and refinance debt.

China breakfast cereal deep-dive part one - how the market has slowly opened up

15 Aug 2018

Western-style breakfast cereal has not made the advances seen in other parts of China's food industry but, as Wang Fangqing reports, that is gradually changing.

New Products: Hormel Foods unveils Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites; Kind makes sports nutrition debut with protein bars launch; Pioneer Food Group's Lizi's moves into breakfast drinks; Chobani targets savoury with squeezy Greek yogurt product

9 Aug 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Cereal? Health? A company split? What might be next for PepsiCo under new CEO Ramon Laguarta

8 Aug 2018

Indra Nooyi is stepping down as PepsiCo CEO, to be replaced by another 20-year company veteran, group president Ramon Laguarta. What could lie ahead for the food and beverage giant? Dean Best reports.

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