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World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016 - cyber attack rises up WEF risk roll call

22 Jan 2016

The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2016 underlines the threat of cyber attack as a growing menace facing major companies. Ben Cooper examines the report’s findings on the dangers of cyber attacks and other principal risks facing companies over the next ten years identified in the report.

PepsiCo launches Walkers Tear 'n' Share in UK

20 Jan 2016

PepsiCo has launched a line of crisps developed for sharing under its Walkers brand in the UK.

PepsiCo trials new Lay's snacks in India

18 Jan 2016

PepsiCo has launched more snack products under its flagship international brand Lay's in India.

Brazil accuses Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo of slack filling 

8 Jan 2016

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has accused Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo of reducing the weight of certain products without cutting packaging size or alerting consumers to the change. 

Food industry news of the week - Epic Provisions, Fox's, Danone in Russia

8 Jan 2016

General Mills this week announced another acquisition, following up its move for Brazilian yoghurt maker before Christmas with a deal for US meat snacks firm Epic Provisions. Ahead of the holiday period, speculation emerged UK company 2 Sisters Food Group was seeing what interest there is in the market for its biscuits unit Fox's, although the talk was cooled this week. Elsewhere, Danone said it would end production at two plants in Russia, PepsiCo was upbeat about the prospects for Doritos in India and the US reacted to the release of the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

PepsiCo expanding in impulse with Walkers Max launches 

5 Jan 2016

PepsiCo is extending its Walkers Max brand with the addition of single serve crisp varieties. 

PepsiCo confident over Doritos launch in India

4 Jan 2016

PepsiCo has said it believes its international tortilla chip brand Doritos can be a success in India, where the snacks giant has just launched the snack.

The food industry in 2016 - The year's hot sustainability issues

3 Jan 2016

just-food's 2016 confidence survey includes respondents from varied functions within food companies and professionals in fields related to the industry, aiming to identify the most important factors weighing on the industry and business confidence. Sustainability featured in the survey and Ben Cooper analyses the response - and reflects on the issues in the field industry professionals should consider next year.

Healthy lines feature in PepsiCo's new "smart" vending machine

14 Dec 2015

PepsiCo has launched a vending machine in the US that gives consumers detailed nutritional information on each product.

Muller Quaker Dairy did not stand out in US yoghurt crowd

11 Dec 2015

Just three years after PepsiCo and Muller launched their bid to capture part of the US yoghurt market, the companies have thrown in the towel. Dean Best believes the companies did not create distinct enough products to succeed in a competitive category.

UPDATE: End of PepsiCo, Muller JV to result in 66 jobs axed

11 Dec 2015

The end of Muller Quaker Dairy, the US yoghurt joint venture between PepsiCo and Muller, will result in the loss of 66 jobs. 

Muller, PepsiCo exit US yoghurt JV

11 Dec 2015

German dairy Muller and PepsiCo are ending their US yoghurt joint venture, Muller Quaker Dairy.

Food industry news of the week - Muller Quaker Dairy, Coca-Cola and Brazilian dairy, Arla's strategy refresh

11 Dec 2015

Dairy dominated this week's headlines with Muller and PepsiCo pulling the plug on their US yoghurt venture, Coca-Cola lining up a deal to invest in a Brazilian dairy and Arla Foods outlined its strategy for the next five years. Elsewhere, Nordic food group Orkla moved to beef up its operations in central Europe with a deal to buy Czech Republic-based company Hamé.

Food industry quotes of the week - Kellogg, Orkla, Coca-Cola

11 Dec 2015

This week, Kellogg pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2020. Elsewhere, German dairy Muller announced it was exiting its US yoghurt joint venture with PepsiCo, Muller Quaker Dairy. Canada announced it is working on duties on a range of imported US-made food products after the WTO ruled it could claim compensation for illegal US country-of-origin labels and Coca-Cola revealed plans to enter Brazil's dairy sector. Here is the week in quotes.

Food industry quotes of the week - McCormick, Ritter, The Greenery

4 Dec 2015

This week, McCormick & Co. announced the appointment of Lawrence Kurzius to the position of CEO. Post Holdings was reportedly eyeing the packaged food arm of Bob Evans Farms. Elsewhere, the CEO and chairman of The Greenery quit amid clashes with the supervisory board. And we published the second part of our interview with Ritter chairman Andreas Ronken. Here is the week in quotes

How does PepsiCo communicate sustainability to consumers?

3 Dec 2015

In the second part of just-food's examination of PepsiCo's approach to sustainability, Ben Cooper looks at how the company communicates its sustainable business values to consumers, in particular through the launch of its new howwillwe.com microsite.

30 US food firms sign up to SmartLabel transparency initiative

3 Dec 2015

More than 30 US food companies including the likes of ConAgra Foods, Smucker, Kellogg and General Mills have signed up to SmartLabel technology, committing to being more transparent about the ingredients that go into their products.

PepsiCo outlines progress on sustainability - interview

2 Dec 2015

Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.

PepsiCo to expand Frito-Lay plant in US

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

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

19 Nov 2015

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

What could influence US healthy snacking market?

13 Nov 2015

Snacking is a significant macro trend driving trends in the US market and demand for healthier products is on the rise. Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president and practice leader for snacks at IRI, outlines the factors manufacturers operating in - or eyeing - the segment need to consider.

PepsiCo launches Quaker Cruesli in Spain

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

23 Oct 2015

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

Food industry quotes of the week: PepsiCo, Campbell Soup Co., CSM Bakery Solutions

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'

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, McCain team up on foodservice waste

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'

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

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

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.

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