Pepsi Snaps Up Chinese Snack-Maker

Jannie Delucca

PepsiCo has arrived at an settlement to obtain the Chinese snack retailer Be & Cheery from Haoxiangni Health Food items for $705 million, the businesses mentioned.

Be & Cheery, established in 2003, is 1 of the greatest on the web snack businesses in China promoting nuts, dried fruits, and other treats, generally on Chinese e-commerce platforms. It recorded $24.three million in web financial gain past calendar year, up 32% from 2018.

“Be & Cheery adds immediate-to-client capability, positioning us to capitalize on continued progress in e-commerce, and a nearby brand name that is ready to stretch throughout a broad portfolio of goods, via the two on the web and offline channels,” Ram Krishnan, main executive officer of PepsiCo Larger China, mentioned in a assertion. “We also count on to leverage Be & Cheery’s innovation and client insights capabilities to travel innovation in other essential PepsiCo progress marketplaces.”

The brand’s current

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