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Global Food-Giant Buyouts of Top Organic Brands

PepsiCo Ranking: 2Sales: $65.88 bill (year ending Dec. 2011)Acquisition(s): IZZE Beverage                    Naked Juice                    Stacy’s Pita ChipsPepsiCo bought Stacy’s in 2005, and both Naked and IZZE in 2006. It also acquired a majority stake in a Russian juice and diary company, as of building a $30-billion nutrition business by 2020. But the company famous for chips and soft drinks has also established a presence in the organic area through more than simple acquisition. It offers organic versions of best-selling, home-grown brands, such as Tostitos and Tropicana.

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PepsiCo

PepsiCo PEPRanking: 2
Sales: $65.88 billion (year ending Dec. 2011)
Acquisitions: IZZE Beverage
Naked Juice
Stacy’s Pita Chips

PepsiCo bought Stacy’s in 2005, and both Naked and IZZE in 2006.

It also acquired a majority stake in a Russian juice and diary company, as part of its strategyof building a $30- billion nutrition business by 2020.

But the company famous for soft drinks and chips has also established a presence in the organic area through more than simple acquisition. It offers organic versions of best-selling, home-grown brands, such as Tostitos and Tropicana.

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