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PepsiCo – which owns food brands including Pepsi, Lays, Doritos and Gatorade – wants to buy Pioneer – which owns Sasko, White Star, Weet-Bix and Liqui-Fruit - for R24.4bn.
The group is positive about the anticipated disposal of Pioneer Foods.
PepsiCo has agreed to buy South Africa’s Pioneer Foods for about R24.4bn, adding local brands such as Weet-Bix and Ceres fruit juice to ignite a push across the continent.
PepsiCo says it plans to buy SodaStream for $3.2bn as the beverage and snacks giant makes further inroads with in-home goods.
PepsiCo is for the first time introducing a product exclusively through Amazon.com as the snack and soft drink maker aims to expand its footprint in e-commerce.
An Africa-focused investor is buying 33% of Atlas Bottling Corp, an Algerian firm which bottles PepsiCo's drinks.
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PepsiCo is offering more than R24bn to buy Pioneer, the owner of brands including Liqui-Fruit, Weet-Bix and Ceres.
Pioneer Foods CEO Tertius Carstens is confident that the company’s R24bn takeover by PepsiCo will get the nod from competition authorities.
New products and sodas in smaller sizes helped lift PepsiCo's quarterly profit and revenue.
The media and representatives from some of South Africa’s biggest brands turned up on a rainy Thursday night for the Product of the Year 2017 awards, held at The Galleria in Sandton.
Chinese retailers are tapping local taste with, among others, green-tea flavoured toothpaste to whittle away market share from global rivals.
Mountain Dew is to introduce a breakfast drink with a little juice, tapping into the energy drink market.
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