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PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 1:41 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP -0.2%) launches Pepsi Special in Japan with the distinctive claim the soda can stop the body from absorbing fat and help lower cholesterol levels. The company was able to pull off the achievement after Japan's government gave the product a FOSHU label - indicating it's a food/drink containing ingredients with functions for health improvement and can have positive physiological effects on the human body. A U.S. launch is rated as extremely unlikely with scientists stateside dubious and the FDA yet to weigh in.
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  • Nov. 14, 2012, 9:56 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP -0.2%) opens a R&D center in Shagnhai to serve as a hub for product development. The $40M spend on the facility is called a "game-changer" by a local PepsiCo exec with the primary goal of the company being an increased ability to cater products to local tastes in China.
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  • Oct. 24, 2012, 9:07 AM
    Will the FDA reign in the sale of high-caffeine drinks? As other nations such as Canada and Mexico take measures to cap caffeine levels in high-energy products Monster Energy, Red Bull, and Rockstar - the pressure could increase for regulators and legislators in the U.S. to take similar steps. Analyst says even requiring stricter warning labels could cut short the growth story of the segment. (Previous: Monster Beverage lawsuit)
  • Oct. 17, 2012, 8:56 AM
    Highlights from PepsiCo's (PEP) earnings conference call: The company sees tremendous growth opportunities in Southeast Asia and calls out Gatorade to see a short-term sales boost. On an interesting note for Monster Beverage (MNST) investors, the company takes a rather tepid stance toward making any aggressive M&A plays in the energy drink sector. Execs pass on issuing any guidance for 2013 when asked, saying they will give estimates when Q4 results are released in February. Shares -0.2% premarket. (webcast)
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 7:17 AM
    More on PepsiCo (PEP): Organic growth up 5%, while the Y/Y decline in revenue reflects a negative 5-percentage-point impact from one-time structural changes and a negative 5-percentage-point hit from foreign exchange. A 3% rise in Frito-Lay North America paced the snack food side, while Asia, Middle East & Africa saw the sharpest falloff for the beverage business. Reiterates prior 2012 guidance, expecting a decline of EPS by 5% with foreign exchange a drag. (PR)
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 7:03 AM
    Pepsico (PEP): Q3 EPS of $1.20 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $16.65B misses by $350M. (PR)
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  • Oct. 17, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ABT, ASML, BAC, BK, BLK, CHKP, CMA, DGX, DOV, HAL, KCG, MMR, MTB, PEP, STJ, STP, SWK, TXT, USB
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  • Oct. 16, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday’s open: ABT, ASML, BAC, BK, BLK, CHKP, CMA, DGX, DOV, HAL, KCG, MMR, MTB, PEP, STJ, STP, SWK, TXT, USB
  • Oct. 16, 2012, 9:29 AM
    Shares of PepsiCo (PEP) gain 1% in premarket trading as rival Coca-Cola manages to control its costs just enough to scratch out an earnings beat. Of interest to Pepsico shareholders, Coca-Cola showed broad geographic sales gains in a variety of beverage types, a trend that PepsiCo hopes lift its own results with growth in snacks already forecast to be strong.
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  • Oct. 12, 2012, 1:01 PM
    The soda industry continues to push back at the contention of NYC Mayor Bloomberg amongst others that the nation's obesity issues and high level of soda intake are interwoven. According to data dug out by academics, despite getting close to 100% of the blame, extra sugar only accounts for 9% of the extra calories the U.S. population takes in today compared to 30 years ago. Of that 9% extra sugar rush, soda only makes up a subset of the total.
  • Oct. 9, 2012, 8:41 AM
    Soft drink sellers Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), and Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) plan to start posting calorie counts on vending machines next year in a move that could be designed to beat critics to the punch. By placing a calorie warning on machines, the companies hope to take the wind out of the sail of efforts like those in New York City to legislate soda intake.
  • Oct. 2, 2012, 7:10 AM
    A report ordered by Congress formally concludes that the FDA should limit the amount of salt in restaurants and package foods to lower the risk of heart disease. Sources indicate that the report is the jumpstart legislators need in order to initiate a comprehensive phase-down of the use of salt in the $600B food industry.
  • Sep. 26, 2012, 11:00 AM
    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.
  • Sep. 25, 2012, 6:57 PM
    PepsiCo (PEP) wins a $363M dispute with the IRS regarding the use of hybrid securities in a debt vs. equity issue. At the heart of the decision is a longstanding tension in corporate finance and tax law between equity and debt, where companies devise hybrid securities that look like debt in some circumstances, and like equity in others. In the mid-1990's PEP, did just that in an effort to expand in Europe, by devising securities that were treated as debt in the Netherlands and equity in the U.S. The IRS hit them with a tax bill in 2009, but came up short in today's ruling.
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  • Sep. 13, 2012, 12:33 PM
    A rule banning large-size sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and eateries gains approval with the Board of Health. Though movie theaters will fall under the new plan limiting sodas to 16 ounces or less, it's anything goes at supermarkets or convenience stores. Beverage companies such as KO, PEP, MNST, COT, DPS aren't expecting to take a significant hit over the NYC ban, but would just as soon the issue keep to the Big Apple.
  • Sep. 12, 2012, 8:13 AM
    PepsiCo (PEP) watchers see the resignation of President John Compton and other corporate reshuffling as a sign that CEO Indra Nooyi plans to stay on board for a few more years. Though a number of activist shareholders have pressured Nooyi to warm up to the idea of separating the snacks business from the beverage business, she has held firm with her own plans for growth.
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Company Description
PepsiCo Inc is a food, snack and beverage company. It manufactures, markets, distributes and sells convenient and enjoyable beverages, foods and snacks, serving customers and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories.