Pepsi to fold PepsiAmericas into new bottling giant

PepsiAmericas CEO Robert Pohlad will serve on an advisory board as PepsiCo pours the bottler’s operations into a larger distribution group.

Minneapolis-based PepsiAmericas and the Pepsi Bottling Group of New York recently agreed to be acquired by PepsiCo. The independent bottlers will now be folded into a new company, Pepsi said today.

Pohlad will participate in the merger process but won’t lead the new company. That job will go to Eric Foss, CEO of the Pepsi Bottling Group. The company will be called PepsiCo Bottling North America.

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