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The leading digital innovation provider Microsoft Corp signed a five-year partnership agreement with PepsiCo Inc. As per deal Microsoft is a cloud provider to accelerate PepsiCo’s infrastructure, ERP, and data estate consolidation and modernization across the globe.

  • PepsiCo will roll out Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams to all of its 270,000 employees worldwide.
  • Microsoft Azure will also provide PepsiCo with greater agility and the ability to derive new insights from its data estate to fuel product innovations, customer intimacy and sustainability goals.

PepsiCo’s prominent acquisitions in past few months are featured below:

June 2020: The world’s carbonated beverage leader PepsiCo, Inc. announced the expansion of the SodaStream brand with the introduction of SodaStream Professional, an eco-friendly hydration platform. SodaStream Professional builds on what people love about SodaStream – the world’s leading at-home sparkling water maker.

April 2020: The Bang Energy drink manufacturer Vital Pharmaceuticals had announced an exclusive alliance with PepsiCo to distribute the portfolio of Bang Energy beverages in the United States. This alliance is effective immediately and is set to significantly increase distribution of the Bang beverage in the region.

March 2020: PepsiCo, had agreed to acquire Rockstar Energy Beverages, the popular energy drink maker for approximately $3.8 billion. The acquisition of Rockstar will accelerate PepsiCo’s capabilities to expand the category with existing brands like- Mountain Dew.

February 2020: PepsiCo, had announced an agreement to acquire Hangzhou Haomusi Food Co., Ltd. (Be & Cheery), one of the largest online snacks companies in China from Haoxiangni Health Food Co., Ltd. for $705 million. The deal helps PepsiCo to become a China’s leading consumer-centric food and beverage company.

December 2019: PepsiCo announced the acquisition of BFY Brands, the maker of PopCorners snacks. After completion of the deal, BFY Brands will report into PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division. The addition of BFY Brands will expand Frito-Lay’s snacking portfolio, and the company will offer consumers more positive nutritious options.

July 2019: PepsiCo, Inc. announced that the company had an agreement to acquire Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion. Pioneer Foods robust product portfolio complements PepsiCo’s current lineup, with strong positions in cereals, juices, and other African nutritional food staples, includes, scaled brands like Weet-Bix, Liqui-Fruit, Ceres, Sasko, Safari, Spekko, and White Star.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage company, based in America. The company is engaged in marketing, manufacturing, and distribution of grain-based snacks, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages and foods. The company has the consumer in more than 200 countries in the world.

PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than USD 1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. Its complementary food and beverage portfolio includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. The company is made up of six divisions: PepsiCo Beverages North America; Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; Latin America; the Middle East and North Africa and Europe Sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia.

About Microsoft
Microsoft Corporation, headquartered at Redmond, Washington, USA, is a world’s leading digital transformation company. Microsoft develops, manufactures, supports, and sells personal computers, software, and consumer electronics. The company enables smart transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

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