Pepsi China buyThis article was originally published in Foodnews
CHINA’s Shenzhen Shenbao Industrial intends to sell a 15% stake in Shenzhen Pepsi to PepsiCo China for CNY144 million (USD22.5 million). The deal cuts Shenbao Industrial’s stake in Shenzhen Pepsi to 10%. Chinese media reports that Shenbao Industrial feels that Shenzhen Pepsi, which primarily sells carbonated beverages and other soft drinks, does not fit its own tea-based product lineup. Shenzhen Pepsi has experienced falling revenues since 2009 and incurred a loss of CNY1.16 million in the first half of 2011.