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March 15, 2011

PepsiCo said it significantly is reducing its carbon footprint through its development of a plant-based bottle.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo said it significantly is reducing its carbon footprint through its development of a plant-based bottle.

The company said its "green" PET bottle, made of such bio-based raw materials as switch grass, pine bark and corn husks, is 100% recyclable.

The announcement followed the company's rollout of "quieter" compostable bags for its SunChips brand.

PepsiCo will pilot production of the new bottle in 2012.

February 22, 2011

According to published reports, Dr Pepper is gearing up to launch a 10-calorie beverage targeted at male consumers.

PLANO, Texas — According to published reports, Dr Pepper is gearing up to launch a 10-calorie beverage targeted at male consumers.

The move by Dr Pepper for Dr Pepper Ten — a product that the company hopes will reach 25- to 34-year-old men — is similar to such competitors as Coca-Cola and Pepsi, which omitted "diet" from their respective Coke Zero and Pepsi Max products, perhaps betting that the word carries a negative connotation.

February 8, 2011

Diet Pepsi is showing off its skinny side.

NEW YORK — Diet Pepsi is showing off its skinny side.

The diet cola will debut its skinny can at New York's Fall 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, held from Feb. 10 to 17, in which Diet Pepsi will serve as the show's official sponsor.

February 4, 2011

There’s no mistaking the emphasis of this Pepsi display here at a Shoppers (a Supervalu banner) located between Baltimore and Washington in the week leading up to the National Football League’s main event.

LAUREL, Md. — There’s no mistaking the emphasis of this Pepsi display here at a Shoppers (a Supervalu banner) located between Baltimore and Washington in the week leading up to the National Football League’s main event. 

The eye-catching soda wall is conveniently located opposite the salty snacks display, making chips, dip and soda all an easy grab for the Super Bowl partygoer.

January 10, 2011

PepsiCo has named a new president for its Quaker Foods and Snacks business.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo has named a new president for its Quaker Foods and Snacks business.

Jose Luis Prado assumed his role this month as the leader of the business unit, responsible for the continued growth of Quaker-branded products globally. He also leads PepsiCo’s global Baking Center of Excellence, which develops and supports baked projects companywide, PepsiCo said.

Prado joined PepsiCo in 1984 and most recently served as president of Gamesa-Quaker Mexico.

December 10, 2010

PepsiCo has upped its investment in O.N.E., a coconut water company.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo has upped its investment in O.N.E., a coconut water company.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but PepsiCo noted that it now has the majority stake in the company.

"Coconut water is one of the fastest-growing categories in the U.S. beverage market, and one in which we see a great deal of potential. Our investment in O.N.E. is an investment in the future," said Massimo d'Amore, CEO of PepsiCo Beverages Americas.

December 8, 2010

Chinese retailer Bright Food Group is looking to potentially grow its portfolio with the acquisition of specialty retailer GNC, according to several reports.

PITTSBURGH — Chinese retailer Bright Food Group is looking to potentially grow its portfolio with the acquisition of specialty retailer GNC, according to several reports.

The Bright Food Group acquisition would be backed by Hony Capital, one of China’s biggest buyout firms. What's more, the global buyout firm the Blackstone Group is expected to join Hony in backing Bright Food Group’s potential GNC bid, published reports have noted.

December 7, 2010

Supplier News — PepsiCo and GNC are teaming up to develop and sell fortified coconut water products. The Phenom brand will launch during second quarter 2011 and will be sold exclusively at GNC stores and GNC.com. 



One of Hershey’s popular mint brands is adding a powerfully cool taste experience to its line. Ice Breakers Frost sugar-free mints are coated with xylitol, cooling and flavor crystals and will be available in Wintercool and peppermint varieties. The mints are now available in 1.2-oz. containers.


November 22, 2010

PepsiCo appointed a 17-year company veteran to a new post ...

PURCHASE, N.Y. One of the largest food and beverage makers in the world appointed a 17-year company veteran to a new post.

PepsiCo announced that Jamie Caulfield would succeed Lynn Tyson as the company's SVP investor relations. Caulfield, who has held various roles at the company, most recently served as PepsiCo's VP mergers and acquisitions, in which he successfully completed a number of key strategic acquisitions and joint ventures.

November 21, 2010

PepsiCo reportedly is making a lower-calorie Gatorade product line targeted at athletes....

PURCHASE, N.Y. PepsiCo reportedly is making a lower-calorie Gatorade product line targeted at athletes.

 

PepsiCo's G Series Fit line of Gatorade includes a pre-workout energy bar and a fruit-based protein drink, according to published reports. The line builds on the success of other lower-calorie Gatorade products, including the brand's G2 line.

 

G Series Fit is slated to hit retail shelves in April.

September 20, 2010

PepsiCo is replacing Sierra Mist with a "natural" alternative....

PURCHASE, N.Y. PepsiCo is replacing Sierra Mist with a "natural" alternative.

The lemon-lime soda has been transformed into Sierra Mist Natural, to reflect that it's only made with natural ingredients, PepsiCo said.

August 22, 2010

CVS/pharmacy, Boundless Playgrounds and Pepsi are teaming together to build a new playground for children...

August 11, 2010

The charitable arm of PepsiCo will donate $500,000 to disaster relief efforts in Pakistan, following...

July 19, 2010

In a multimedia marketing campaign that launched Monday, Pepsi Max has put a twist on...

June 6, 2010

Natural health beverage company Odwalla has added a new flavor to its Protein Monster drink...

April 18, 2010

PepsiCo is extending its AMP franchise with two new products. AMP Energy juice is Pepsi’s...

PURCHASE, N.Y. —PepsiCo is extending its AMP franchise with two new products. AMP Energy juice is Pepsi’s first foray into the energy juice category. Pepsi’s VP marketing for the brand said the new introduction is positioned toward consumers who were not interested in coffee to solve their energy needs, but wanted something beyond traditional energy drink offerings.

March 28, 2010

Pepsi announced the official launch of "Yo Sumo," an initiative created to show the world...

February 28, 2010

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has completed its $7.8 billion strategic acquisitions of its two...

February 28, 2010

Mars’ new 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp bar made its debut in early February at select...

February 17, 2010

The stockholders of the Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas, approved and adopted their respective merger...

January 31, 2010

PepsiCo visited the New York Stock Exchange Monday morning to ring the opening bell and...