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PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)

  • Feb. 13, 2013, 5:30 PM
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  • Feb. 13, 2013, 9:56 AM
    Should PepsiCo (PEP +0.1%) be worried? After Dr. Pepper Snapple put in a weak quarter Q4 and Coca-Cola saw currency headwinds and moderate growth trends tempers its results, all eyes in the beverage industry turn to PepsiCo - due to report Q4 numbers tomorrow. Though the company's snack business could surprise on the upside, Coca-Cola's market share gains in some emerging markets could foreshadow disappointment on the beverage side. (earnings preview)
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  • Feb. 11, 2013, 7:58 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP) will roll out a new breakfast drink this month designed to tap into the demand for energy drinks. The new juice product infused with caffeine will come in the same 16-ounce sized cans that Monster Beverage (MNST) uses to sell its own juice drink options.
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  • Feb. 4, 2013, 3:52 PM
    The USDA is out with 160 pages of proposed new regulations which will attempt to guide schools into offering fewer sugary snacks on their campuses. Industry watchers think that a good portion of the nation's schools have already enacted at least some of the suggested nutritional guidelines including kicking out soda (KO, PEP, DPS) from vending machines.
  • Jan. 31, 2013, 2:09 PM
    In a nice bit of symmetry, PepsiCo (PEP -0.5%) will roll out Taco Bell-flavored Doritos to cash in on the enormous success of Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos menu item. The company's Frito Lay business says it will mark the first time since 1990 that is has launched a Doritos chip branded with the logo of a national restaurant chain.
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  • Jan. 29, 2013, 2:13 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP +0.4%) banks on its two 30-second spots during the Super Bowl and pricey sponsorship of the halftime show as having a lingering effect on consumers by engaging them online long after the game is over. Though Super Bowl advertisers typically see a significant boost in web traffic and sales following their ads airing, in PepsiCo's case the campaign is more about brand-building and keeping Pepsi products relevant.
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  • Jan. 28, 2013, 1:29 PM
    SodaStream (SODA -3.5%) sees a little extra trading volatility after its initial Super Bowl is sent back to the company by CBS for being "too provocative" toward the bottle soda industry (KO, PEP, DPS, COT). Despite being forced to go with a back-up ad, the publicity from the rejection may end up helping the company and promote its David vs. Goliath image.
  • Jan. 25, 2013, 1:30 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP +0.3%) will remove a controversial ingredient from Gatorade nearly a year after a grass roots protest launched on The petition highlighted the fact that the company uses brominated vegetable oil which is banned in some countries.
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  • Jan. 14, 2013, 1:02 PM
    A new marketing partnership between PepsiCo (PEP +0.6%) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -0.4%) could pump up merger chatter regarding the two beverage giants again, according to Jonathan Berr. Though the companies are just expanding on a previous relationship with each other, the development has some investors wanting more.
  • Jan. 10, 2013, 3:22 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP +1.2%) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +2.7%) will team up again with a strong marketing push to promote Bud Light and Pepsi together right up to the Super Bowl. An internal memo sent to A-B distributors calls the program the "National Big Bet." The big picture: The cozy relationship between the two beverage giants could rekindle the PEP-BUD merger rumors.
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  • Jan. 10, 2013, 10:36 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP +1.5%) enters a partnership with Burger King (BKW +1.2%) in China to be the exclusive supplier of soft drinks for the chain's restaurants. The cooperation between the global companies in China follows a pattern seen in other regions including the U.S. and Latin America.
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  • Jan. 8, 2013, 6:05 PM
    The American Academy of Neurology has published new research suggesting that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is linked to an increased risk of depression in adults, while drinking unsweetened coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk. The study,released today, will be presented at the Academy's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013.
  • Jan. 7, 2013, 8:44 AM
    Horizon Investments weighs in on the age-old Coca-Cola (KO) vs PepsiCo (PEP) debate with a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of the two beverage majors. At the end of the day, the take is that the greater potential for dividend increases and lower debt to equity ratio makes Coca-Cola the more appealing investment.
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  • Dec. 17, 2012, 2:02 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP) plans a new advertising campaign for Diet Pepsi after tweaking its ingredients to enhance taste. The company will spend more money on Diet Pepsi marketing in 2013 as part of its bid to win back market share.
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  • Dec. 11, 2012, 8:23 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP) thinks it can find growth by creating new liquid snacks. CEO Indra Nooyi told a beverage industry conference the company has a whole pipeline of products that it can "drinkify" in the lab. Reading between the lines, the exec wasn't talking as if a spinoff of the snacks business was part of the grand plan.
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  • Dec. 5, 2012, 7:24 AM
    Is is time for Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP) to take SodaStream (SODA) seriously? The Israeli juggernaut sells more than 10K machines a day with buyers presumably cutting back on their purchases of traditional soda drinks as they fall under the SodaStream consumables umbrella. While an ad campaign in the U.K. was pulled by regulators, the ad's afterlife on YouTube garnered the broad effect the company desired. A Super Bowl commercial planned for 2013 will deliver an even larger audience. Rumor: PepsiCo and Cuisinart may enter the market with machines in response to the SodaStream surge.
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Company Description
PepsiCo Inc is a food, snack and beverage company, which manufactures or uses contract manufacturers, markets and sells a variety of salty, convenient, sweet and grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods.