Eric J. Foss, who currently leads Pepsi Bottling Group, will helm PepsiCo's bottling unit when it and PepsiAmericas are rolled into PepsiCo next year. Analysts praised the choice of Foss to lead the combined unit.
Ice River Springs will create 100 jobs in Marianna, Fla., when it opens a water bottling facility in the community by year's end. This is the second of four plants the Canadian company will open in the U.S., with plans to open facilities in Indiana and Massachusetts later this year.
The Coca-Cola Co. has signed a long-term deal to distribute Monster energy drinks in Canada and about 50% of the U.S. Coca-Cola also has a deal to distribute Rockstar, as well as its own energy drink, Full Throttle.