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PepsiCo, Danone rebuff Russian dairy quality attack

1 Dec 2014

PepsiCo and Danone have moved to counter accusations from Russia's agriculture minister over the quality of their products.

Comment: Russia's Danone, PepsiCo criticism points to more challenges

1 Dec 2014

For US and European companies exporting products to Russia, the operating environment has been challenging to say the least. Recent comments from Moscow would suggest that the going could get tougher for multinationals who operate local subsidiaries in the country as well, Katy Askew suggests.

just-food's research round-up: PepsiCo's packaged food strategy, the outlook for Brazil

3 Jun 2014

PepsiCo's global growth strategy in packaged foods and whether the deterioration of economic conditions in the market will hit prospects for the food sector are included in this week's round-up of essential research from the just-food research store.

RUSSIA: O'Key appoints ex-Wimm-Bill-Dann boss as CEO

29 Jan 2014

Russian food retailer O'Key Group has appointed Tony Denis Maher as its new chief executive officer.

FMCG in Russia: Interview: Arla plans to triple Russian sales

30 Sep 2013

European dairy co-operative Arla Foods has set out an ambitious growth plan for its Russian business. The firm has indicated it intends to triple sales in the country. Katy Askew caught up with Arla senior vice president Hans Christensen, who has overall responsibility for Russia and other emerging markets, to find out how.

Best bits: PepsiCo, Unilever face calls for radical change

29 Jul 2013

PepsiCo and Unilever are facing suggestions from parts of the investment community they should embark on wholesale changes to boost growth. Dean Best looks at whether the companies will listen.

just-food's research round-up: Seafood processing in the UK, ethnic/traditional US snacks market

21 Dec 2012

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes seafood processing in the UK, the ethnic/traditional snack market in the US and functional food and drinks.

US: PepsiCo Q1 profits drop on one-time costs

26 Apr 2012

PepsiCo has booked a drop in first-quarter profits as restructuring costs weighed on earnings.

US: PepsiCo, Muller to establish New York yoghurt facility

27 Feb 2012

PepsiCo has teamed up with German privately-owned dairy firm Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller to open a US$206m yoghurt facility in New York, US.

In the spotlight: Analysts look beyond Danone 2012 caution

20 Feb 2012

Danone, the French food giant, came to the market this week in cautious mood. It may be watching the horizon carefully, and it may face challenges in the fresh dairy sector, but investors and analysts, even if some have immediate concerns, are confident about Danone's medium-term prospects.

US: PepsiCo lines up more Gatorade NPD

1 Dec 2011

PepsiCo has told just-food that it is looking to innovate further with its Gatorade sports brand.

Best bits: Nooyi has PepsiCo on the right track

21 Nov 2011

Investors and analysts clamouring for change at PepsiCo should beware the pull of short-term financial gain and recognise the long-term benefit of the company's focus on nutrition, writes Dean Best.

Focus: Crunch time on horizon for PepsiCo

16 Nov 2011

PepsiCo's chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi, is under pressure, the group's strategic review has been extended and, this week, talk of a business split has been fuelled by the arrival of activist investor Nelson Peltz. So, asks Michelle Russell, what's eating PepsiCo?

RUSSIA: PepsiCo eliminates Wimm-Bill-Dann board

25 Oct 2011

PepsiCo has fully terminated the powers of Wimm-Bill-Dann's (WBD) board of directors.

Best bits: Wal-Mart, Danone demonstrate pitfalls of emerging markets

24 Oct 2011

In the US, economists are growing more pessimistic about the country's growth prospects. In Europe, political disputes over the eurozone, rather than solutions to the crisis, are making the headlines. Against this backdrop, the emerging markets seem a more attractive prospect than ever. However, there are risks as well as rewards.

Best bits: Why PepsiCo could be eyeing US yoghurt

20 Oct 2011

Yoghurt is a growing category in a challenging US market and PepsiCo is reportedly looking to enter the sector. However, if PepsiCo is interested in yoghurt, it will need to act quickly.

SWEDEN: Tetra Pak CEO admits dairy consolidation pressure

17 Oct 2011

Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson has said the consolidation in the dairy sector is putting new demands on the packaging company.

UPDATE: US: PepsiCo, Muller silent on yoghurt JV talk

14 Oct 2011

PepsiCo and German dairy Müller have refused to be drawn on reports that they could be set to team up in the yoghurt sector.

US: PepsiCo linked to yoghurt JV with Muller

14 Oct 2011

PepsiCo could be set to join forces with German dairy giant Müller as part of its plans to enter the rapidly-growing US yoghurt market and grow its global dairy arm.

On the money: PepsiCo rebuffs split speculation

13 Oct 2011

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston has quashed suggestions that the global snacks and beverage giant could split into two.

US: PepsiCo profits climb in Q3

12 Oct 2011

PepsiCo has booked an increase in third-quarter profits driven by top-line gains in its snacks and drinks divisions and reaffirmed its full-year earnings guidance.

US: "Stagflation" hurting FMCG companies - PepsiCo CFO Johnston

8 Sep 2011

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston has claimed a "stagflationary environment" is harming consumer product manufacturers.

RUSSIA: PepsiCo, Danone trademark hearing postponed

31 Aug 2011

The latest stage of the Russian trademark battle between Danone and PepsiCo has been postponed.

RUSSIA: PepsiCo, Danone in battle over yoghurt trademarks

30 Aug 2011

PepsiCo and Danone have become embroiled in a yoghurt trademark battle in Russia.

Best bits: Premier, PepsiCo, Ralcorp grab attention amid Q1s

3 May 2011

After consecutive four-day weekends here in the UK, this column again arrives on a Tuesday, adding to the 'what-is-the-day-today?' feeling here at just-food Towers today.

RUSSIA: Wimm-Bill-Dann appoints Ivanov CEO

3 May 2011

Russian dairy giant Wimm-Bill-Dann has appointed a new CEO.

On the money: Future of PepsiCo's Quaker brand in doubt

28 Apr 2011

Analysts have suggested that the future of PepsiCo's Quaker breakfast cereals business could be in jeopardy after the unit reported declining first-quarter sales.

US: PepsiCo profits sink 20% on costs

28 Apr 2011

US snack food giant PepsiCo has booked a 20% decline in first-quarter net income despite strong sales gains during the period.

BRICs and beyond: PepsiCo's potential in Russia stands out

4 Apr 2011

The Consumer Analyst Group Europe (CAGE) conference last week heard from a number of the world's leading food makers keen to emphasise their plans for expansion in emerging markets. One company, Dean Best writes, had a particularly compelling narrative for analysts and investors.

Best bits: Food makers' commodity caution at CAGE

4 Apr 2011

just-food's exclusive partnership with the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference last week provided us with the chance to hear how the likes of Nestle, Danone and Unilever viewed the current trading environment - and many of the companies presenting struck a somewhat cautious tone.

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