PepsiCo adds Flamin’ Hot Nacho variant to Doritos tortilla chip brand

USA – PepsiCo has launched a new Flamin' Hot Nacho flavour variant, an addition to its Doritos tortilla chip brand to enhance snacking experience of its customers in the United States. The new flavor offers a combination of the popular hot and spicy flavor of flamin' hot and the timeless flavor of original nacho cheese.…

Varun Beverages to acquire PepsiCo’s bottling operations in India

INDIA – The Indian based franchisee of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) and non-carbonated beverages (NCBs), Varun Beverages Ltd (VBL) is in talks to acquire PepsiCo’s bottling, sales and distribution operations in the south and west India. According to an ET Retail report which mentioned two executives aware of the matter, the development involves PepsiCo’s carbonated…

Orkla buys Danish breakfast cereal brand Pama from PepsiCo

DENMARK – Orkla Foods Danmark A/S has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Danish breakfast cereal and well-known porridge brand, Pama from PepsiCo. The deal whose purchase price has not been disclosed include the trademark while transfer of employees or production facilities will not be included in the transaction. Orkla, through its wholly-owned…

Pepsi unveils ‘For The Love of It’ campaign in a global marketing overhaul

EUROPE – The global snacks and beverage giant, Pepsi Co has launched a global marketing campaign, ‘For The Love of It’ beginning with countries from Eastern Europe and Latin America. The company aims to adopt the marketing campaign in more than 100 countries throughout the year. It looks to ‘celebrate the pop and fizz of…

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola to invest US$1.4b in Pakistan

ASIA – The world’s beverage giants are planning to invest in Pakistan with PepsiCo lining up US$1.2 billion in the next five years while Coca-Cola will further invest US$200 million in the coming two to three years, according to a statement from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s office. A report by Arab News reveals that the…

PepsiCo unveils brands participating in startup accelerator program in N. America

USA – PepsiCo has announced the ten emerging food and beverage brands that will join its first collaborative accelerator program in North America, Nutrition Greenhouse North America. According to the company, each of the participating startups will receive US$20,000 in grant funding and participate in a 6-month business optimization program. The Nutrition Greenhouse program is designed to accelerate…

PepsiCo to acquire UK chips company Pipers Crisps

UK – Beverage and snacks major PepsiCo has announced that it will acquire the UK maker of natural potato chips, Pipers Crisps for an undisclosed amount. The deal which awaits regulatory approval by the Competition and Markets Authority will allow PepsiCo to develop and export the Lincolnshire based crisp brand. Pipers was founded in 2004…

Jubilant announces PepsiCo as new beverage partner for Domino’s

INDIA – Jubilant FoodWorks, the Indian restaurant operator has signed an exclusive agreement with PepsiCo as its new beverage partner for Domino’s Pizza, a fast-food chain it operates in India. According to an ET Retail, PepsiCo will supply Domino’s Pizza with its portfolio of carbonated beverages of Pepsi, Mountain Dew, 7Up, Mirinda along with Lipton…

PepsiCo acquires US firm Health Warrior to expand nutrition portfolio

USA – The American snack and beverage company PepsiCo has announced the acquisition of Health Warrior, a US based nutrition-focused company to expand its nutrition portfolio. With Health Warrior, which makes plant-based products including nutrition bars and on-trend offerings, PepsiCo is betting on healthy food offerings which are gaining traction with the consumers. Though the…

PepsiCo to use 25% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2025

USA - PepsiCo, Inc. (PepsiCo) has announced a new packaging goal to use 25% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025, a part of its sustainable plastics vision. The company said it will ensure this through collaborations with suppliers and partners geared towards increasing consumer education, fostering cross-industry and public-private partnerships, and advocating for…