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....The companies have revealed their support for the Climate Leadership Council, a group of senior Republican figures that in February proposed a $40 fee on each ton of CO2 emitted as part of a “free-market, limited government” response to climate change. The fossil fuel companies announced their backing for the plan alongside other major firms including Unilever, PepsiCo, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:32:21 PM
....The companies have revealed their support for the Climate Leadership Council, a group of senior Republican figures that in February proposed a $40 fee on each ton of CO2 emitted as part of a “free-market, limited government” response to climate change. The fossil fuel companies announced their backing for the plan alongside other major firms including Unilever, PepsiCo, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. ...
Paris climate deal: US firms criticise Trump move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:26:59 PM
....Walt Disney chief executive Robert Iger said he too would quit an advisory role, while Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein used his first ever tweet to condemn the move. Other big firms, including Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo and Walmart, and major tech firms such as Apple and Google, issued statements on Thursday with several reaffirming their own commitments to protect the environment. ...
Walkers Crisps Gary Lineker campaign suffers Twitter sabotage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:50:34 PM
....Within hours of the launch of a Champions League final campaign, which included the chance to win tickets for next weekend's Cardiff showpiece, their crisp-eater-in-chief Gary Lineker has been pictured clutching photos of Fred West and Harold Shipman in online videos on Twitter. From Pepsi to Nivea: Some of the worst advertising fails. ...
McDonald's pulls ad that 'exploited child bereavement' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 10:12:36 AM
....She added that due to lead times required by broadcasters, the promotion created by the London advertising agency Leo Burnett, would still air on Wednesday. Last month, Pepsi withdrew an advertising campaign featuring Kendall Jenner after the company was accused of co-opting the imagery of protest movements to sell its products. ...
Walkers crisps Peterlee factory to close in December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 02:25:15 PM
....More than 350 jobs in County Durham will be axed when Walkers crisp factory closes, the owner has confirmed. PepsiCo said in March it was consulting about plans to close the Peterlee factory to help it make "productivity and efficiency savings" in the UK. ...
Coca Cola to cut 1,200 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:29:31 PM
....Its global carbonated drink sales fell 1% in the quarter to 31 March, Coca-Cola said. Coca-Cola and rival PepsiCo's sales have taken a hit as consumers in North America and Europe have increasingly turned away from sugary drinks. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
. Disney, the Gap and Pepsi are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products. ...
Sadly it was money – not morals – that forced Fox to boot Bill O'Reilly | Lucia Graves image
....That business has become more responsive to public outcry than elected officials isn’t anything to celebrate, but it is an opportunity for activists. The one thing Pepsi got right in its famously terrible commercial is that companies do have an important role to play in the resistance. ...
'Week of perfectly avoidable gaffes': how Pepsi, United and Spicer went wrong image
. Pepsi hasn’t had it this bad since it burned Michael Jackson. ...
Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:27:37 PM
. Pepsi has dominated the headlines over the past week for having the country’s most irritating and offensive TV advertisement, but Burger King briefly took the mantle on Wednesday with an ad that includes a command to wake up voice-activated Google Home devices. ...
Advertising fail image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 01:57:06 PM
. An advert released by drinks giant Pepsi and starring reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner has left a bad taste around the world. ...
Snack attack! Doritos and Coco Pops among latest products to shrink in UK image
....”. A spokesperson for Doritos owner PepsiCo said: “Like most businesses, we are facing factors such as fluctuating foreign exchange rates which are impacting the cost of ingredients and materials. ...
Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner advert amid outcry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:38:27 PM
. Pepsi has pulled an advert that sparked an outcry and accusations that the drinks maker was trivialising recent street protests across the US. ...
From Coke’s flower power to Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad – how ads co-opt protest image
....When Nivea ran a recent Facebook ad with the supremacist-friendly tagline “White is purity”, it would have been reasonable to assume that, as far as misguided promotional campaigns go, it had cornered the market. Then Kendall Jenner stepped forward and offered a police officer a can of Pepsi. ...
Kendall Jenner criticised over Pepsi advert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 05:43:11 AM
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Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:00:06 AM
....It’s been a bad week for Google, with major brands pulling millions of dollars in advertising amid rows over extremist content on YouTube. In the US, the telecom companies AT&T and Verizon, as well as the pharmaceutical company GSK, Pepsi, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and the car rental firm Enterprise, have all pulled advertising from Google’s video-sharing platform, a contagion spreading from Europe, where a number of high-profile advertisers pulled out of YouTube following an investigation by the Times. ...
Soft drinks tax raises less money than forecast as firms cut sugar content image
....He said £1bn from the tax, set at 18p a litre or 24p for the sweetest drinks, would go to the Department for Education to fund sport in schools. Irn-Bru maker AG Barr has moved to make Scotland’s best-known fizzy drink less sugary, though larger firms such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola are yet to make any such commitment. ...
Budget 2017: Sugary drinks will be taxed at 24p per litre to slash childhood obesity image
....The tax gives soft drinks makers like Coca-Cola European Partners and Britvic time to reduce sugar in their products. The companies, which sell Coca-Cola and PepsiCo drinks respectively, have already been promoting no-sugar drinks such as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Pepsi Max cherry, which would be exempt from the levy. ...
Nestlé to remove 10% of sugar from all snacks in UK and Ireland by 2018 image
....The announcement follows public concern over the quantity of sugar in the country’s diet and its contribution to rising obesity levels. The threat of a sugar levy on soft drinks has encouraged the reformulation of Irn Bru and Lucozade, which will escape the tax, although there have been no such moves by PepsiCo or Coca-Cola. ...
Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
....The news from Sainsbury’s has emerged in the same week that nearly 1,400 UK jobs were put at risk by pharmacy chain Boots, Walkers crisps, and bakery retailer Greggs. Around 600 jobs are at risk at nine Greggs bakeries while Walkers, which is owned by US food and drink group PepsiCo, is planning to close its manufacturing plant in Peterlee, Durham, by the end of the year. ...
Boots, Walkers crisps and Greggs cost cutting puts 1,400 UK jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 04:15:37 PM
.... The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union said more than 600 jobs were at risk at nine Greggs bakeries around the UK. Walkers, which is owned by US food and drink group PepsiCo, is planning to close its manufacturing plant in Peterlee, County Durham, by the end of the year, which will affect 355 manufacturing jobs and a further 25 in transport. ...
Walkers crisps: Peterlee factory faces closure with 380 job losses image
....A Walkers crisps factory is facing closure, putting 380 jobs under threat. Under the plan, production at the plant in Peterlee, County Durham would be moved to other sites in the UK, owner PepsiCo said. ...
Coca-Cola U-turn could help UK catch up on can and bottle recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:00:20 AM
....More firms are expected to announce bottle deposit return services after Coca-Cola unexpectedly came out in favour of the idea. Pepsi, Nestlé, Unilever and M&S have already committed to producing more eco-friendly bottles by using plant-based materials or less plastic, and an uptick in that trend could now be on the cards. ...
With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris image
....In an act of gorgeous synchronicity with the Uber experiment, Donald Trump’s media people announced on the same day that Uber’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick – who once joked that he would move to China if Trump won the election – would be joining the president-elect’s so-called strategic and policy committee. Made up of big economic hitters from such distinctly 20th-century corporations as General Motors, Walmart, General Electric and PepsiCo – as well as Elon Musk, the space travel and electric car magnate – its brief is simple enough: as a Trump statement puts it, the people involved will be “called upon to meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again”. ...
Nestle says will cut sugar in chocolate by 40% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:51:21 AM
....Other food companies have made technological breakthroughs with ingredients. Six years ago, PepsiCo, which owns the Walkers crisp brand, developed a designer salt molecule that it said would allow it to use less sodium without affecting taste. ...
Strikes in China over foreign employers selling out to local companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 02:28:09 AM
....Police officials in Chongqing said they had no information on such incidents when contacted by AFP. Similar strikes broke out in 2011 when workers at five Pepsi bottling plants across China protested after the US beverage giant sold its plants in the country to a Japanese-Taiwanese venture. ...
Sainsbury’s boss says suppliers should take hit over falling pound image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 09:08:09 AM
....The chief executive of Sainsbury’s has warned major suppliers that they should be taking the hit on any cost increases resulting from the falling value of the pound, rather than trying to pass on price rises to retailers and shoppers. Mike Coupe fought back against widely reported price rise demands from large grocery brand owners, such as Unilever – the owner of Marmite – Birds Eye and Pepsico, which owns Walkers Crisps, saying these international groups were more profitable than the retailers they supplied. ...
Walkers and Birds Eye set to raise prices as pound weakens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 04:36:07 PM
....The pound has fallen 18% against the US dollar since June's UK Brexit vote. Walkers, owned by US giant PepsiCo, says "the weakened value of the pound" is affecting the import cost of some of its materials. ...
Birds Eye and Walkers ask supermarkets for up to 12% price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of November 2016 12:46:50 PM
....”. Leicester-based Walkers, which is owned by PepsiCo, the US conglomerate that also makes Tropicana orange juice, Quaker Oats and Doritos chips, is understood to be seeking price rises of between 5% and 10%, taking a 32g bag of crisps from 50p to 55p. ...
Sleep your way to the top image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 11:07:38 PM
....Traditionally, in the macho corporate world how little sleep you get is often a badge of honour. High-profile bosses such as Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi and Fiat Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne all boast of thriving on just four hours sleep a night. ...
LuxLeaks scandal: Luxembourg tax whistleblowers convicted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:41:06 PM
....The two men faced a maximum sentence of 10 years. The 30,000 pages of documents leaked by the whistleblowers exposed favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to some of the world's biggest companies - including Apple, Ikea, and Pepsi - while Jean-Claude Juncker, now head of the European Commission, was prime minister. ...
Britvic to change recipes for more of its drinks to avoid sugar tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of May 2016 04:51:20 PM
....5m in the year to 10 April. Sales were up by 5% to £678m, driven by strong growth for Pepsi and sugar-free Pepsi Max in the UK, and Ballygowan water in Ireland. ...
LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of May 2016 01:07:24 PM
....Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, French former employees of auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), are accused of leaking thousands of documents to journalist Edouard Perrin. The documents revealed the huge tax breaks that Luxembourg offered international firms including Apple, Ikea and Pepsi, saving the companies billions of euros in taxes. ...
Chobani millionaires: employees could split 10% of yogurt company windfall image
....Related: How using the word ‘how’ could get you sued. The company has been searching for a strategic investor for some months, with abortive overtures from PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. ...
Former PwC employees face trial over role in LuxLeaks scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 03:26:49 PM
.... Last year, the European parliament awarded him the Citizens’ Prize for his contribution to the promotion of common values. Among the companies to see details of their complex international tax structures exposed were Pepsi, Ikea, Accenture, Burberry, Procter & Gamble, Heinz, JP Morgan, FedEx, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Icap. ...
Asahi buys AB InBev brands Peroni and Grolsch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of April 2016 11:10:54 AM
....AB InBev employs 155,000 people, compared with 70,000 at SABMiller. Their combined revenues add up to $73bn, which is higher than companies such as Google or PepsiCo. ...
Martha Lane Fox to join Twitter board image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 02:07:05 PM
....Twitter has suffered some poor financial results lately, with a quarterly net loss of $90m (£64m) reported in February. Pepsi chief financial officer Hugh Johnston will also join the social network's board. ...
Employers shouldn't be scared of paying staff higher wages image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 08:41:31 AM
....Recruiting a great team of people to my restaurant and hotel was always going to be challenging, because it had little history. I purchased the site for the The Gallivant only in 2012 having sold my previous business, Pete and Johnny Smoothies, to Pepsico. ...
EU tax transparency plans won't work, say campaigners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 01:37:20 PM
.... In reality, this would mean that 85-90% of the world’s multinational corporations would not have to report anything at all, according to Eurodad. Outrage over how the multinationals minimise their tax liabilities in Europe erupted in 2014 as a result of the Luxleaks revelations, when the Guardian and other publications revealed how hundreds of global companies including Pepsi, Ikea and FedEx had secured secret sweetheart tax deals with Luxembourg, allowing them to save billions of euros in taxes. ...
Coca-Cola and other soft drinks firms hit back at sugar tax plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 12:53:08 PM
.... Nichols has lost 7. 5% while shares in Britvic, which makes and distributes Pepsi in the UK, are down 3. ...
Sugar tax unveiled as growth forecast cut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 12:03:21 AM
....There will be two bands - one for total sugar content above 5 grams per 100 millilitres; a second, higher band for the most sugary drinks with more than 8 grams per 100 millilitres, with the levels yet to be set. Examples of drinks which would currently fall under the higher rate of the sugar tax include full-strength Coca-Cola and Pepsi, Lucozade Energy and Irn-Bru, the Treasury said. ...
The developing world faces a silent killer. Could a $1 solar light help? image
.... Its considers itself a global movement – with volunteers tending to work independently of the Philippines branch. Startup funds from Pepsi and the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize powered the recent expansion. ...
'Sell-off has barely begun' says £1.2bn investor  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 08:59:58 AM
.... . I have been selling expensive shares, such as PepsiCo, which has been driven onto a very high rating and will be negatively impacted by the strong US dollar. ...
Want more women on your board? Offer better paternity leave image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 11:18:35 PM
. Despite women at the helm of some of the world’s most powerful companies – including General Motors, IBM and PepsiCo – they remain a rare presence in the upper echelons of business even in the most progressive countries. ...
EU proposals will force multinationals to disclose tax arrangements image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 10:00:08 PM
.... However, the sources said the new rules would be effected by amending one of two existing directives, meaning they can be passed by a qualified majority, or 16 of the 28. Outrage over how the multinationals minimise their tax liabilities in Europe erupted in 2014 because of the so-called Luxleaks revelations, media exposure of how hundreds of global companies including Pepsi, Ikea and FedEx had secured secret sweetheart tax deals with Luxembourg, allowing them to save billions of euros in taxes. ...
Uber drops its U. Why? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 11:17:59 PM
....The rest of the company's announcement is, of course, good old-fashioned brand-friendly mumbo-jumbo. The sort we're all used to, whether it's the new Pepsi logo, or the storm-in-a-teacup around the logo for London 2012. ...
Britvic sales lose their fizz after tough trading in Europe image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 08:44:23 AM
.... . Britvic is the UK's second largest maker of fizzy drinks and owns brands including Tango, J2O and Fruit Shoot, as well as manufacturing Pepsi under contract. ...
Fizzled out: a history of Coca-Cola flops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of January 2016 05:00:16 PM
.... The mother of all big ones. On 23 April 1985, in response to worrying market gains by Pepsi, Coca-Cola announced that its famous product, “the real thing”, with its revered secret formula, had been changed in the US and Canada into something “New!” The company did not call this sweeter drink “New Coke”, but everybody else did, and pretty soon it was clear they resented it, especially in the southern US. ...
Venezuela releases Pepsi workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 10:52:10 AM
. A number of employees who were detained at a Pepsi plant in Venezuela on Friday have been released, the local PepsiCo division announced. ...
Share Hunter: Britvic profits fizz as group expands further image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of December 2015 05:58:00 PM
....Within its portfolio of brands are the well-known names of the likes of Robinsons, J2O, Tango and Fruit Shoot. In addition, Britvic produces and sells some PepsiCo products, such as Pepsi and 7UP, under exclusive arrangements. ...
Government's 'buddy' scheme has now paired ministers with 83 global firms image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 07:50:32 PM
.... . The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that some of the world’s biggest multi-nationals, including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and defence giant Lockheed Martin, have been added to the ministerial “buddy” scheme since May’s general election. ...
Brandtone makes Gates deal to promote family planning image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 12:22:28 PM
.... . It boasts brands such as Kellogg’s, Pepsi, Heineken and Mondelēz (formerly the snacks division of Kraft) among its customers. ...
Britvic grows profits despite 'challenging' year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 08:31:32 AM
.... . The company, which also sells Pepsi and Mountain Dew under licence in the UK, is looking to counter falling sales at home with international expansion. ...
How Unilever was left off George Monbiot’s list of palm oil ‘laggards’ | Chris Elliott image
.... He says some have promised to stop “destroying the rainforest” and the article says: “Some companies using palm oil have made visible efforts to reform their supply chains; but others seem to move more slowly and opaquely. Starbucks, PepsiCo and Kraft Heinz are examples. ...
Anheuser-Busch InBev reaches final agreement for SABMiller takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 02:44:33 PM
....The Budweiser owner AB InBev employs 155,000 people, compared with 70,000 at SAB Miller. Their combined revenues total $73bn, which is higher than companies such as Google or PepsiCo. ...
Are big mergers bad for consumers? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 12:00:15 AM
.... . "For instance, we would look at whether the two firms compete in the same market - an easy analogy is Coke and Pepsi. ...
The White House climate commitments are another set of incoherent goals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 12:12:43 PM
....Many companies, including Alcoa, Best Buy, Coca-Cola, GE, General Mills, Facebook, Google, Hershey’s, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Microsoft, Nike, P&G, Walt Disney and Xerox have promised to go carbon neutral or to make absolute greenhouse gas reductions. Others, including Berkshire Hathaway, Cargill, General Motors, McDonald’s, Monsanto, Pepsico, UPS and Walmart made no firm commitments, or have promised only to reduce their carbon intensity (that is, their emissions per unit of sales). ...
Thinking ethical pays off as good guys come out on top image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of October 2015 05:59:12 AM
.... Its largest holding, making up 4. 8% of the fund, is fizzy drink behemoth PepsiCo, a company “offering little in the way of benefit to humanity or the planet,” the report says. ...
PepsiCo profits beat expectations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of October 2015 03:07:30 PM
. PepsiCo has reported better than expected quarterly profits after seeing rising demand for its drinks and snacks in North America. ...
How Brazilian bankers started a global wave of beer deals image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 05:39:21 PM
.... . At the presentation, Mr Brito also stressed to analysts that his company had no intention of buying up companies other than beer manufacturers – squashing speculation that it might move in for Pepsi or another soft drinks group. ...
The lager market is about to get smaller and blander image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 01:27:33 PM
.... In China, SAB’s joint venture is the top player and AB InBev comes in third: local regulators wouldn’t permit that combination. And something would have to give in both companies’ sideline of bottling fizzy drinks, since SAB works with Coca-Cola and AB InBev with Pepsico. ...
The world's most powerful women in business - and Taylor Swift makes the cut image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of September 2015 09:40:39 AM
.... Mary Barra, the first woman to run a major car maker  Photo: Getty Images. Indra Nooyi, chief executive and chairman of PepsiCo, came in at number two. ...
Nelson Peltz's Trian wins seat on Pentair board image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 02:46:34 PM
.... . Its recent targets have included PepsiCo, in which it holds almost 1pc. ...
Ryanair ditching aggressive yellow and 'Chelsea blue' colour scheme in rebrand push image
.... In other brands, such as Coca-Cola, red is used to great effect as an indication of youth, life, vividness and energy. Pepsi uses red but in the 1960s introduced a cheerful blue that helped to differentiate it from its rival. ...
Mobile marketers to help Unilever in Asian market image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of September 2015 04:15:38 AM
.... . Brandtone, which markets brands such as Pepsi, Kellogg’s, Heineken and Mondelēz (formerly the snacks division of Kraft) to the developing world, interacts with consumers through their mobile phones. ...
John Sculley: 'Steve Jobs was misrepresented in popular culture' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 30th of August 2015 03:00:07 PM
.... . Formerly the president of Pepsi-Cola, 76-year old Sculley joined Apple in 1983 with Jobs’ enthusiastic blessing, despite outgoing chief Mike Markkula telling Jobs he was too young and reckless to run the company at that time. ...
Starbucks and palm oil, wake up and smell the coffee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of August 2015 03:31:25 PM
....SumOfUS believes responsible behaviour is increasingly something people want to see from their well-loved brands, giving consumers the power to drive change in the palm oil supply chain. In the last year alone, hundreds of thousands of consumers have put fast food brands such as McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King and PepsiCo under pressure to ditch conflict palm oil through petitions, call-ins, stunts and tweets. ...
Wipe right: toilet app Looie forces movement of 'sharing economy' towards privatisation | Jeff Sparrow image
....Today, as Al-Qaysi recognised, the situation’s been entirely reversed. Bottled water is big business, sold in huge quantities by multinationals like Coke and Pepsi – and the rise of private drinking has corresponded with the decline of the public fountain. ...
Diet Pepsi cans aspartame in an attempt to save the drink's flagging sales image
. A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. ...
FTSE dips with ITV falling 4% but mining shares providing support image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of August 2015 08:46:59 AM
....Clearly, this is relevant to Britvic which in fairness we believe has been outperforming CCE in the UK in recent years so from CCE’s perspective improvement in performance is needed. Britvic’s outperformance of its main competitor continued to be evident in its recent third quarter trading statement where management stated the Pepsi portfolio continues to gain market share on a volume and value basis. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 7th of August 2015 12:31:01 AM
....Mondelez has already revealed a series of cost-cutting measures, and vowed to introduce zero-based budgeting, where managers must justify every expense. But a merger is more likely and would come three years after Mondelez found itself being stalked by the veteran US activist Nelson Peltz, who wanted it to merge with Pepsi-Co’s snacks division. ...
Activist investor buys into Cadbury's owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 04:11:10 PM
....The Wall Street Journal, which first reported that Ackman had built a stake in Mondelez, said he wanted the company to increase revenue faster and cut costs significantly, or sell itself. The newly formed Kraft Heinz Co or PepsiCo could be potential buyers of Mondelez, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. ...
Activist investor Bill Ackman takes $5.5bn stake in Cadbury maker Mondelez image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 6th of August 2015 01:40:13 PM
....1pc stake in the company and Mr Peltz is a Mondelez board member. He started buildling shares in both Mondelez and Pepsi in 2013, before pushing for a multi-billion pound merger of the two consumer giants, which failed to gain support from shareholders. ...
Do we still need boycotts when you can send an angry tweet? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of July 2015 12:10:26 PM
.... Groups such as the Burma Campaign UK and the US Campaign for Burma forced over 100 brands to pull out after the failed democratic elections of 1990. The list includes FTSE and Fortune firms such as Pepsi, PwC, British American Tobacco, Rolls Royce and Premier Oil. ...
What killed Diet Coke? image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 04:10:38 PM
.... But the impact on categories, and particularly categories that are appealing to diet-oriented positions, has been pretty negative," he said, according to AP. The trend for fresher food has already inspired PepsiCo to take artificial sweeteners out of Diet Pepsi. ...
The euro – the 'New' Coke of currencies? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 10:42:15 AM
....The date 23 April 1985 was a momentous day in the life of the Coca-Cola corporation. For years, the company had been planning a new drink to see off the challenge from Pepsi. ...
The madness of drinking bottled water shipped halfway round the world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of July 2015 12:30:57 PM
....Plastic dominates. The industry’s big players, such as Nestlé, Danone, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, are all pursuing efforts to increase recycled content in polyethylene terephthalate (PET). ...
Toyota executive arrested over drugs is released image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 11:43:01 AM
.... Ms Hamp, who joined Toyota in 2012, worked at its US operations until her latest promotion. Before that, she worked for PepsiCo and General Motors. ...
Toyota executive freed in Japan after arrest on drug charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of July 2015 09:37:46 AM
.... Hamp, who joined Toyota in 2012, worked at its US operations until her latest promotion. Before that, she worked for PepsiCo and General Motors. ...

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