Sonic Taps a New Marketing Chief as Sales Slow

Sonic fell short of earnings expectations for the third quarter as its drive-in restaurant model is starting to fray around the edges. However, it could taste new success if the new marketing chief, Danielle Vona, lives up to her record at PepsiCo.

PepsiCo Sees Strong Earnings Growth in 2010

PepsiCo reported solid earnings Thursday of $3.77 per share in 2009, and said it sees double-digit earnings growth in 2010, which suggests a strengthening global economy in the year ahead.

Coke Looks Abroad for Better Results

When Coca-Cola reports earnings tomorrow morning, investors will get a sense for whether consumers in India and China were able to help offset the company's slowdown in sales in the U.S., Europe and Japan. The company has clearly set its sights on expanding economies that are growing at a faster pace than developed countries.

Gatorade gets (another) makeover

Get ready for an even newer Gatorade. Following a tough year marked by plummeting sales and a highly public scandal surrounding one of its biggest...

Pepsi plans to buy bottlers

For years, Pepsi (PEP) has owned its brands but its bottlers made and distributed them around the country. It is an odd system that breaks two...