On Dec. 7, an emergency arbitrator ordered Bang Energy owner Vital Pharmaceuticals to stop actions to take distribution back from PepsiCo. VPX must “cease any and all actions” to sell to PepsiCo’s Bang customers, distribute products in PepsiCo’s Bang territories, or “take back” territories or customers from PepsiCo, the arbitrator wrote...
Cuts Include 1,200 US Positions at Corporate, North America Units
December 17, 2020
Coca-Cola has informed employees internally of a wave of new job cuts this week in support of a global restructuring program announced in August. The eliminated positions include previously announced voluntary separations and now involuntary separations started this week, according to a
Bang Ordered to ‘Cease’ Activity in PepsiCo Distribution Territory
December 8, 2020
An emergency arbitrator has ordered Bang Energy for now to stop actions to take distribution back from PepsiCo. The interim ruling filed today also orders Bang owner Vita Pharmaceuticals to abide by the terms of its distribution agreement with PepsiCo during the contract’s three-year notice period...The full court document is available for Beverage Digest subscribers HERE.
Energy Drink Maker Claims PepsiCo Breach, Interference
December 1, 2020
A 10-year distribution agreement between Bang Energy and PepsiCo that began just eight months ago has devolved into confusion and a lawsuit. On Nov. 25, bang owner Vital Pharmaceuticals, also known as VPX, sued PepsiCo in US District Court in Florida alleging that PepsiCo has breached the agreement and interfered with Bang’s business relationships. The lawsuit, reviewed by BD, comes ...
LaCroix maker National Beverage turned in the top stock price performance so far this year among beverage companies tracked by BD. As of the Nov. 9 market close, National Beverage’s per-share stock price grew almost...
Sales of US carbonated soft drinks at retail surged during the first nine months of this year as consumption shifted from restaurants, convenience stores and workplaces to home during the ongoing pandemic lockdown. Keurig Dr Pepper led gains and was...
Top Leaders From Coke, PepsiCo, KDP and Nestle Among Presenters
November 10, 2020
The speaker lineup for our Dec. 7 virtual Future Smarts conference is set. And it’s top-notch. We’ve recently confirmed our final addition, Henrik Jelert, who is EVP for ReadyRefresh at Nestle Waters North America. This direct-to-consumer unit has navigated higher demand for at- home beverage delivery and a slow-down in workplace consumption during the COVID-19 crisis. He and I will discuss challenges and opportunities, while looking ahead to what comes after the pandemic. We’ll also bring Molson Coors Beverage into the Future Smarts fold for the first time. . .