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Oct. 13, 2014, 12:34 PM
- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +0.7%) has considered the benefits of a merger with PepsiCo (PEP +0.6%), sources tell Bloomnberg.
- Though no talks between the consumer product giants are in the works, the culture of sector-rattling mergers at A-B keeps PepsiCo on a short list of takeover candidates.
- The most obvious synergy a BUD-PEP combination would create is a shared global distribution network which some analysts think would add more to the bottom line than a SABMiller buyout for the brewer.
Oct. 13, 2014, 11:45 AM
- Pepsi True has landed on Amazon.com as promised by PepsiCo (PEP -0.3%).
- The product is notable for its use of real sugar and stevia.
- The introduction of the product through the Amazon distribution channel is also of interest to CPG insiders who see an advantage in data crunching before laying huge ad dollars.
Oct. 10, 2014, 10:47 AM
- Consumer staples stocks are in favor again with investors taking a defensive posture.
- PepsiCo (PEP +1.6%), Mondelez International (MDLZ +0.6%), Procter & Gamble (PG +1.5%), and Philip Morris (PM +1.4%) are notable out-performers.
- The Consumer Staples Select ETF (NYSEARCA:XLP) is up 1.02% on the day.
Oct. 9, 2014, 10:58 AM
- Consumer staples stocks continue to persevere amid a broad market decline.
- The Consumer Staples Select ETF (NYSEARCA:XLP) is +1.9% over the last 5 days vs. the -1.3% showing of the S&P 500 ETF.
- Today, PepsiCo (PEP +1.5%) is doing some of the heavy lifting following its Q3 earnings report - while a number of meat stocks are also contributing including Pilgrim's Pride (PPC +1.3%), ConAgra Foods (CAG +1.8%), Hormel (HRL +0.7%), Seneca Foods Corp. (SENEA +0.7%), Diamond Foods (DMND +1.1%), Tyson Foods (TSN), and Sanderson Farms (SAFM +0.7%) .
Oct. 9, 2014, 7:19 AM| 1 Comment
Oct. 9, 2014, 7:02 AM
- PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) reports organic revenue rose 3.1% in Q3.
- Volume rose 1% in both the company's snacks and beverages businesses.
- Revenue growth by segment: Frito-Lay North America +3% to $3.53B; Quaker Foods North America -3% to $586M; Latin America Foods +6% to $2.18B; PepsiCo Americas flat at $5.38B; Europe -1% to $3.76B; AMEA +11% to $1.78B.
- SG&A expenses up 3% to $6.35B during the quarter.
- Guidance: 9% EPS growth for 2014 forecast vs. 8% prior.
- PEP +1.1% premarket
Oct. 9, 2014, 6:51 AM
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Oct. 7, 2014, 8:37 AM
- Shares of Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) are higher in early action despite a soft read from SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) on demand for home beverage systems.
- A strong initiation from Goldman Sachs on the stock is helping to offset any concerns on the category.
- Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) has its eyes on the developments with its 10-year Keurig Cold partnership kicking off in 2015.
- If it's true that PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) have interest in SodaStream - there's some number-crunching going inside the C-suites there.
- GMCR +2.1% premarket, SODA -17.5%.
Oct. 3, 2014, 2:55 PM
Oct. 1, 2014, 2:37 PM
- PepsiCo (PEP -0.4%) announces it will roll out Pepsi True in the middle of this month.
- The company is limiting distribution initially to sales off the Amazon.com website.
- Pepsi True is an attempt by the company to carve out a niche mid-calorie segment. The drink contains stevia - instead of artificial sweeteners and high-fructose corn syrup.
Sep. 24, 2014, 12:51 PM
- A majority of respondents in a poll conducted by Reuters think NFL sponsors should sever ties with the league due to the handling of star players accused of domestic abuse.
- It's not a simple call for the consumer-facing companies with ratings for NFL games seemingly unaffected by the issue.
- Though major sponsors such as PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) have maintained advertising campaigns, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) canceled a Crest promotion and other advertisers have reportedly asked for shifts away from airing ads during times in the coverage when the controversy is being analyzed.
- NBC (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has the TV rights to the Super Bowl this season and will hope that demand and pricing for the highly-priced spots before, during, and after the game aren't impacted.
Sep. 24, 2014, 10:08 AM| 5 Comments
Sep. 23, 2014, 2:57 PM
- Soda sellers Coca-Cola (KO -0.6%), Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS -2.1%), and PepsiCo (PEP -0.7%) sign a pact to work toward a goal of reducing calorie intake in the U.S.
- The voluntary agreement will see the companies market zero-calorie and low-calorie drinks and provide more calorie counts on products.
- The terms of the deal were negotiated by the American Beverage Association and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Sep. 22, 2014, 9:27 AM
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