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Home » Media » Press Releases » PepsiCo launches a First ever in the industry- NEW ‘Tropicana Coconut Fruit Blends’

PepsiCo launches a First ever in the industry- NEW

‘Tropicana Coconut Fruit Blends’

An exciting new platform available in two variants Coconut Litchi and Coconut Orange



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July 15, 2013: Tropicana,the world’s number 1 juice brand*, known for its great tasting juices and fruit beverages has introduced in the Indian market an innovative category offering - Tropicana Coconut Fruit Blends. Available in 2 delicious variants- Coconut Orange and Coconut Litchi, Tropicana Coconut fruit blends offer an exciting combination of Coconut water and fruit juice giving consumers both in a single glass.Tropicana Coconut Fruit Blend is a light and refreshing drink which is the first ever for Tropicana worldwide and builds on the strong equity of the brand in India.

The new Tropicana Coconut Fruit Blends delicately balances the taste of fruit goodness with the nutrients of Coconut Water to give a refreshing combination that is sure to tingle your taste buds. Coconut water is a source of Potassium which is known to be beneficial in maintaining good health.

Available in two variants, Tropicana Coconut Fruit Blends are priced at Rs 85/- for 1 litre and Rs 20/- for 200 ml respectively. Launched nationally the product will be supported with aggressive visibility and a robust marketing mix.

Homi Battiwalla, Senior Director – Marketing (Colas, Juices & Hydration), PepsiCo India said, "With this new and innovative launch of Tropicana Coconut Fruit Blends, we are looking at expanding and diversifying our portfolio with offerings tailor made for the evolving consumer tastes and preferences. The combination of fruit juice and coconut water is not just delicious but also a source of Potassium which is known to be beneficial in maintaining good health."

"The product definitely builds excitement in the fast growing juice beverage category. With this launch, we also hope to bring in more consumers to the packaged juice category and further expand the franchise of Tropicana in India." he further added.

*as per Euromonitor International Survey Tropicana is the No.1 brand in packaged 100% juice in the world in 2011 in off trade volume

About PepsiCo India:

PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and has grown to become one of the largest food and beverage businesses in India. PepsiCo India has been consistently investing in the country and has built an expansive beverage and snack food business supported by 38 beverage bottling plants and 3 food plants. PepsiCo India’s diverse portfolio includes iconic brands like Pepsi, Lay’s, Kurkure, Tropicana 100%, Gatorade and Quaker. Within 2 decades, the company has been able to organically grow eight INR 1000 crore plus brands in India, which are household names trusted across the country.

PepsiCo India is driven by its global commitment to sustainable growth, Performance with Purpose, which works on four planks of replenishing water, partnering with farmers, waste to wealth and healthy kids. In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world, a fact verified by Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. The company has been Water Positive since then. For more information, please visit www.pepsicoindia.co.in

For further details, please contact:

Karishma Kataria | Sophia Christina                                                             Nitin Yadav

Genesis Burson-Marsteller                                                                             PepsiCo India

+91 9711209880 | +91 9999161478                                                            +91 9811278920

karishma.kataria@bm.com|sophia.christina@bm.com                           nitin.yadav@pepsico.com