Pepsi Reportedly Stops Manufacturing Sodas In Russia—Joining Global Food Giants Leaving Amid Ukraine Invasion
Beverage giant PepsiCo has stopped manufacturing several of its popular soda brands in Russia, Reuters reported on Tuesday, a move that comes a month after the bottler of its chief
According to Reuters, PepsiCo stopped manufacturing concentrates for all of its soft drink brands—Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Mirinda and 7Up— in Russia, and all existing stock h
In March, the company announced it was suspending sales of its beverages in Russia and was also halting all capital investments and advertising in the country.
Manufacturing labels on bottles suggest the most recent bottles of Pepsi were manufactured back on August 17, the Reuters report adds.
While no new batches of PepsiCo’s sodas are being manufactured in the country it is unclear how much inventory is still available in retail stores.
As it had indicated in March, PepsiCo still continues to sell “daily essentials such as milk and other dairy offerings, baby formula and baby food,” in Russia.
Pepsi joins several other major global food and beverage brands that have scaled down or suspended their businesses in Russia this year. Following its invasion of neighboring Ukrai
Swiss food and beverage major Nestle announced plans in March this year to scale back operations in Russia including the sale of popular brands like KitKat and Nesquik after facing
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