PepsiCo, Bottling invest $1B in Russia

July 6, 2009 5:51:05 AM PDT
Soft drink and snack maker PepsiCo says it will team up with its largest bottler, Pepsi Bottling Group, to invest $1 billion in Russia over three years. PepsiCo calls it part of a long-term strategy to expand in emerging markets.

The investment will be used to boost manufacturing and distribution capacity in Russia - an "attractive growth market."

PepsiCo is also opening a new beverage facility this week in Domodedovo and will open a snacks manufacturing plant in Azov later this year.

The PepsiCo plant in Domodedovo will produce Pepsi-Cola and other beverages.

Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo is the world's second-biggest maker of soft drinks behind Coca-Cola Co.

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