Video: Pepsi Next® invites Canada to taste the unbelievable
Pepsi Next, A Naturally Sweetened Cola With 30 Percent Less Sugar,
Invites Canadians To Taste It To Believe It!
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Pepsi Next® - a new, naturally sweetened cola with 30% less sugar than the leading
regular cola -- arrives on Canadian store shelves beginning this week,
with an invitation from the Pepsi brand to 'Taste It To Believe It'.
Debuting in Canada at the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ (of
which Pepsi was the official soft drink), Pepsi Next cola was tasted by
tens of thousands of eager consumers who tried the new cola beverage
for the first time.
"This is the first cola in Canada that is naturally sweetened, has 30%
less sugar and calories with great cola taste" said Ryan Collis,
Director of Marketing for PepsiCo Beverages Canada. "Response to the
taste of the product and the fun interactions we had with consumers
during our launch weekend were overwhelmingly positive."
Pepsi Next cola is sweetened with sugar and stevia extract -- a natural
sweetener that comes from the leaves of the stevia plant - and contains
100 calories per 355mL can; 30% less calories than the leading regular
Vancouver Tastes It and Believes It
The Pepsi Next brand made a splash in Vancouver over the weekend as
experiential sampling teams showed up in unexpected places surprising
Canadians with a chance to score 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™
tickets and inviting them to be among the first in Canada to taste this
new cola. Pepsi Next "Naturally Sweet Seats", special chairs made from
hockey sticks and signed by Canucks players, were toured through the
streets of Vancouver and given away as part of the fun.
"The Pepsi brand DNA is about living in the moment, with the excitement
of now, and we wanted to launch Pepsi Next in a way that celebrates
that spirit," said Collis.
Pepsi Next cola will be available in 591mL bottles and 12-packs of 355mL
cans everywhere Pepsi products are sold.
For more information on Pepsi Next®, visit pepsinext.ca
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more
than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that
generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main
businesses - Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola -
make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved
throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique
commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for
people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful
future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose:
PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from
treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact
on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing
packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and
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About PepsiCo Beverages Canada
PepsiCo Beverages Canada (PBC), a business unit of PepsiCo Canada ULC,
manufactures, distributes, markets and sells a broad range of
beverages. Employing approximately 5,000 associates across the
country, PepsiCo Beverages Canada's beverage portfolio of brands
includes Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, 7UP, Aquafina, Lipton, Tropicana and
Gatorade. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.ca. Follow PepsiCo Beverages Canada:
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Image with caption: "New to Canada, Pepsi Next launched in Vancouver this past weekend with sampling teams showing up in expected places around the city giving hockey fans a chance to score tickets to the 2014 NHL Tim Hortons Heritage Classic just by sitting in the Pepsi Next "naturally sweet seats". (CNW Group/PepsiCo Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140305_C9300_PHOTO_EN_37553.jpg
Image with caption: "Pepsi Next® invites Canada to taste the unbelievable (CNW Group/PepsiCo Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140305_C9300_PHOTO_EN_37548.jpg
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