PepsiCo debuts sugar-free cola variant Pepsi Maxi in Uganda

UGANDA – PepsiCo, leading beverage and snack company, has introduced Pepsi MAX, a low-calorie and sugar-free cola in the Ugandan market. The new drink will be distributed by the company’s subsidiary Crown Beverages Limited. The launch is part of CBL’s ongoing focus of helping consumers to make healthier choices as it stamps its lead position in the Ugandan soft-beverage market. “While health is high on the agenda, taste is the number one reason for soft drink purchase choice so we are focusing on delivering our Pepsi MAX great taste message…

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East Africa’s beverage makers mark World Environment Day by engaging in ecosystem restoring activities

EAST AFRICA – Soft beverage manufacturers and plastic bottle recyclers in Tanzania, joined hands in celebration of the World Environment Day by engaging in a clean-up exercise. The initiative which entailed beach clean-up and plastic waste management awareness at Coco-Beach in Dar es Salaam, was facilitated by Petco Tanzania, registered as Pet Recycle Company (T) Ltd, responsible for collection and recycling of post-consumer PET bottles in Tanzania. The organization was found by Coca-Cola Kwanza, Pepsi Tanzania, SilaAfrica Ltd, A-One, Sayona, Nyanza Bottlers and Bonite Bottlers, who were the active participants…

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PepsiCo accelerates transition to electric mobility, launches new US$40m scholarship program for Black and Hispanic students

US – American multinational snack and beverage company, PepsiCo is moving beyond the electric truck pilot program and is embarking on a large-scale transition of its fleet to electric and other zero-emission technologies. According to a report by GreenBiz, the maker of Pepsi Soda, has a goal of converting a large portion of the 27,000 trucks and vans that move its products to more sustainable technologies. At the moment, the company through its Frito-Lay snack food division, is using a manufacturing facility in Modesto, California, as a testbed to try…

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PepsiCo’s Naked Juice launches two new smoothies in UK as Pepsi adds mango to its permanent beverages lineup

UK – PepsiCo’s Naked Juice brand has released two new smoothies in the UK to provide more variety to consumers seeking an easy way of incorporating a variety of fruits into our daily lives. The new products, Naked Rainbow Machine and Naked Berry Lean, feature a range of fruits and vegetables and incorporate a number of Vitamins such as C, E, and B1. Naked Rainbow Machine features a mix of fruits and vegetables including red apple, mango, kiwi, blackberries, blueberries, banana, beetroot and elderberry. The drink which jons the brand’s…

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