PepsiCo To Acquire Be & Cherry2 min read

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PepsiCo Inc declared on Feb 23 that it has gone into complete consent to acquire Hangzhou Haomusi Food Co Ltd, otherwise called Be and Cheery, one of the biggest online snack companies in China, from Haoxiangni Health Food Co Ltd for $705 million.

The move is accepted to help PepsiCo, which has been working in China for about 40 years, to draw nearer to its objective of turning into China’s driving consumer-driven food and beverage organization.

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Situated in Hangzhou, Be and Cheery is the nation’s best three nearby snack food companies.  Three Squirrels and Bestore is their competitor. It has numerous item contributions across nuts, dried fruits, meat snacks, baked goods, and confectionery. It overwhelmingly sells online through significant web-based business stages in China. Its first disconnected store was established in 2003 and it set up its procedure on Taobao.com in 2010. In 2016, Haoxiangni Health Food Co Ltd had procured Be and Cheery for 960 million yuan ($136.6 million).

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Be and Cheery’s data-drove innovation capacity, adaptable assembling and sourcing provides top-notch quality. These empowered it to rapidly modify its item portfolio. Such as, changing consumer patterns, as indicated by PepsiCo.

According to Ram Krishnan, CEO of PepsiCo China-

“Be & Cheery is highly complementary to our existing China business with its broad product portfolio, asset-light model, and focus on e-commerce.  As we look to accelerate growth in key markets around the world and further grow ‘in China, for China, with China’, Be & Cheery adds direct-to-consumer capability, positioning us to capitalize on continued growth in e-commerce, and a local brand that is able to stretch across a broad portfolio of products, through both online and offline channels. We also expect to leverage Be & Cheery’s innovation and consumer insights capabilities to drive innovation in other key PepsiCo growth markets.”

According to Haoqun Qiu, Chairman of Be & Cheery,

“We believe PepsiCo’s strong branding and route-to-market capabilities. As well as a global supply chain network, will help us deliver and expand on that mission. PepsiCo and Be & Cheery are jointly confident in the prospects for China’s snacks industry and share a commitment to invest in consumer-led and digitalized capabilities.”

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