PepsiCo invests US$64m in expanding Uruguay plant as demand for Zero-sugar offerings soars

URUGUAY – American multinational food, snack, and beverage company PepsiCo has announced it is investing US$64 million to expand its beverage concentrates plant in Uruguay’s Colonia Free Trade Zone.  According to the maker of Pepsi, Mirinda, and 7Up soda brands, the extension of the plant’s footprint will enable PepsiCo to expand its zero-sugar offerings.  The expansion will enable PepsiCo to meet an upsurge in demand for diet soft drinks in the past few years which has been fuelled by changing preference of consumers from beverages with high sugar content to healthier…

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Marfrig expands partnership with Burger King for its plant-based burger

BRAZIL – Marfrig Global Foods, one of the world’s leading beef producers and the world’s largest beef patty producers, has launched its plant-based burger in the Burger King chain in Uruguay. The partnership with Burger King will expand Marfrig Foods’ plant-based burger, whose sales first started in Brazil in September last year, into Uruguayan market through the chain’s 20 stores in the country. “The expansion of our partnership with the chain attests to the high quality of our burger,” said Miguel Gularte, CEO for Marfrig’s South America Operation. Marfrig’s vegeterain…

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