NEW YORK, June 23 PepsiCo Inc is now in
the U.S. yogurt market, trying to grab a piece of one of the
fastest-growing segments of packaged food. The move is the
latest step in the company's long-term goal to triple sales of
products outside of its mainstay fizzy drinks and chips
Here are some key milestones:
1991 - Formed a joint venture with Unilever to sell
bottled Lipton teas.
1994 - Formed a joint venture with Starbucks to
sell bottled coffees.
1998 - Bought Tropicana juice for $3.3 billion.
2000 - Bought 90 percent stake in South Beach Beverage Co,
maker of SoBe drinks, for about $370 million.
2001 - Bought Quaker Oats for $13.4 billion, giving it
Gatorade sports drinks.
Jan 2006 - Bought Stacy's Pita Chips for an undisclosed
Sept 2006 - Bought Izze sparkling juice drinks for an
2007 - Bought Naked Juice for an undisclosed price.
March 2008 - Formed joint venture with Israel's Strauss
Group to sell Sabra hummus in the United States.
August 2008 - Bought control of Russian juice maker
Lebedyansky for $1.4 billion.
2009 - Formed joint venture with Saudi Arabian dairy firm
Almarai to sell dairy products in Southeast Asia, Africa and the
Middle East. The venture later acquired Egyptian dairy and juice
2010 - Formed joint venture with India's Tata Tea
to sell healthy drinks in India.
2011 - Bought Russian juice and dairy company Wimm-Bill-Dann
for $4.4 billion.
2012 - Formed joint venture with Theo Muller Group to sell
Muller yogurt in the United States.