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Net revenue increases by half a percent in Q2 for PepsiCo

CEO increases EPS growth target for 2014 following strong YTD results
July 23, 2014

PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., reported organic revenue growth of 3.6 percent and reported net revenue growth of 0.5 percent in the second quarter of 2014, compared with the prior-year period. Global beverages experienced 2 percent organic revenue growth and a 1 percent reported net revenue decline because of unfavorable foreign exchange translation and the company’s refranchising of its bottling operations in Vietnam, it says.


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Coca-Cola reports worldwide volume up 3 percent in Q2

Brand Coca-Cola up 1 percent in North America in second quarter
July 22, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, reported its second-quarter and year-to-date 2014 operating results. In its quarterly financial statement, the company reported worldwide volume growth of 3 percent for the second quarter and 2 percent year to date, with gained value share in non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverages.


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PepsiCo Americas Beverages pushes forward with innovations

New beverages, fountain systems designed with customers, consumers in mind
July 11, 2014

Among the iconic, long-standing TV programs that Americans tune in to, one factor can be vital to their longevity: evolution. In “The Simpsons,” Lisa goes from always wanting a pony as a pet to being a vegetarian and a mini-activist, whereas Walter White went from being a desperate chemistry teacher to a drug lord in “Breaking Bad.”


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2014 State of the Industry: Carbonated soft drinks

CSD brands seek alternative sweeteners
July 11, 2014

The current economic climate coupled with governmental and consumer concerns about health and wellness created a tough environment for the carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) market this year, according to analysts.


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SodaStream encourages mixology with new campaign

At-home beverage-maker brand invites fans to create cocktail or mocktail recipes and videos as part of its Ultimate Mixologist Contest
July 3, 2014

SodaStream USA, Mount Laurel, N.J., is continuing its ongoing mission to empower consumers by launching the Ultimate Mixologist Contest.


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Pepsi releases ‘Beats of the Beautiful Game’ album

Eclectic mix of music artists unites to celebrate soccer
June 10, 2014

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo's Pepsi brand released its complete 11-track “Beats of the Beautiful Game” album, an exclusive collection of anthemic songs by chart-topping musicians inspired by the energy and spirit of football, which is known as soccer in the United States.


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Cicero Beverage Co. Salted Caramel Root Beer

May 29, 2014

CBC Sales Inc. added Cicero Beverage Co. Salted Caramel Root Beer to its line of Chicago-style soft drinks.


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7-Eleven adds new Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee flavor

New collaboration with The Coca-Cola Co. features Sprite, orange and cherry flavors
May 28, 2014

7-Eleven Inc., Dallas, added the new Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James Slurpee to its lineup of frozen beverages lineup. Inspired by the limited-edition Sprite flavor developed between The Coca-Cola Co. and the NBA superstar, the new Slurpee also features the taste of traditional Sprite mixed with cherry and orange flavors, the company says.


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Jones Soda expands distribution of its natural soft drinks

Natural sodas rebranded as Jones Stripped
May 27, 2014

Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. announced that distribution for its natural soda line expanded into the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Canada.


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PepsiCo commits $300,000 to Balkan flood relief efforts

Beverage company works to help 1 million people in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
May 27, 2014

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. and its philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation, are donating $300,000 to support international relief efforts in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina following massive flooding that has caused widespread devastation and destruction. In addition to this financial commitment, the company is donating 1.5 tons of its products to help the more than 1 million people in need.


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