PepsiCo bidding for Brazilian dairy company Vigor: newspapers

A bottle of Pepsi is seen in this photo illustration taken in Willmette, Illinois February 10, 2015. PepsiCo Inc is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth quarter earnings on February 11. REUTERS/Jim Young

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc PEP.N has bid to acquire Brazilian dairy company Fábrica de Produtos Alimentícios Vigor SA, according to reports published in two Brazilian newspapers on Wednesday.

Valor Econômico cited unnamed industry sources in reporting that U.S.-based PepsiCo had made two bids, the second of which was about 6 billion reais ($1.9 billion). It said the current owner, J&F Investimentos Ltda, had not agreed on the value of a deal.

J&F, which also owns meatpacker JBS SA JBSS3.SA and wood pulp producer Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA, has sought competing bids from other companies such as French Group Lactalis, the controlling owner of Parmalat PLT.MI, according to Valor.

Newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo reported Mexico's Grupo Lala SAB LALAB.MX also had eyed the possible acquisition.

PepsiCo told Reuters in an email that it did not comment on rumors or speculation. Representatives for J&F, Lactalis and Lala did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Reporting by Ana Mano; Editing by Brad Haynes and Bill Trott