The food and beverage company has the ability to test and roll out products designed to appeal to local tastes and at low prices.
With declining soft drink consumption, the companies are promoting lower-sugar alternatives.
New York City and other anti-obesity forces are talking about taxing and regulating soft drink sales. Should investors be worried?
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When it comes to fundamental measures like revenue and profits, Facebook is still puny.
PepsiCo is upgraded to 'outperform,' and KLA-Tencor is downgraded to 'underweight.'
Sales in Myanmar are among his ambitious goals.
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