PepsiCo (PEP +0.6%) launches a new soda in Australia that uses stevia for the first time as a...

|About: PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)|By:, SA News Editor

PepsiCo (PEP +0.6%) launches a new soda in Australia that uses stevia for the first time as a natural sweetener. Pepsi Next will contain some sugar, but the company will be sure to boast that the new product for the nation contains 30% less calories than regular Pepsi. For now, the company doesn't plan to use stevia in its U.S.-version of Pepsi Next.