Tingyi Holdings, the mainland food and beverage producer, rose more than 9 per cent yesterday after it announced a deal to acquire 24 PepsiCo bottling plants and co-market Pepsi's juice and soft drink brands.Tuesday, 8 November, 2011, 12:00am
Piers Morgan (above) has presided over a 75 per cent drop in ratings for the American chat show he took over from Larry King. The spectacular nosedive was achieved in just two weeks, with one instalment attracting fewer viewers than a documentary about a supermarket on another channel.27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
ONE TEST ABOVE all others shows if an organisation's leadership development programme is really working. That is, if the current chief executive has been promoted from within or brought in from outside after a far-reaching and possibly time-consuming international search.6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Title: Coca-Cola with Spicy Seafood.
Agency: McCann-Erickson Guangming.
First impression: thanks to the use of outmoded soft-drink bottles, a funky soundtrack and an old Chinese restaurant as the setting, this 30-second spot has a 1970s/80s feel to it.19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Title: Blue Storm: Birdman.
Ad agency: BBDO.
First impression: a visual feast reminiscent of Tsui Hark's 2001 remake of martial arts fantasy The Legend of Zen. Incidentally, both feature actor-singer Louis Koo Tin-lok - with wings.2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
Fans of Taiwanese boy band sensation F4 have come up with a novel approach to try to gain one of the limited seats for their appearance in Hong Kong tomorrow night - they have been posing as journalists.5 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
ONE BRIGHT MORNING early this month, a group of Coca-Cola workers arrived outside one of Qingdao's busiest department stores and marched over to stalls shielded from the sun by an umbrella in the blue and white colours of their bitter rival, Pepsi-Cola.29 Jun 2001 - 12:00am
What's in a name? A Coke, by any other name, would taste the same. Even if its label says 'Bite the wax tadpole'.
The soft-drink giant apparently had a spot of trouble translating its product's name into Chinese.
This column has, over the years, published some of Hong Kong's more entertaining glitches in the English language.15 May 1999 - 12:00am
Pepsi-Cola yesterday said it would sponsor the national soccer league for the next five years, in the second substantial mainland commercial sports deal in two days.
The move is aimed at catching its great rival, Coca-Cola, which is out-performing it handsomely in the mainland market.10 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Hanoi: US soft-drink giant PepsiCo has received official Vietnamese permission to acquire a 96.6 per cent stake in a bottling joint venture in Ho Chi Minh City, its local partner said yesterday. The move makes Pepsi the latest US consumer products firm to buy out all or part of the stakes owned by local partners in an attempt to salvage loss-making investments in Vietnam.31 Dec 1998 - 12:00am
Raise your glasses - filled with the cola of your choice - to Michael Cameron, the gutsiest high school student in the United States.
The 19-year-old of Evans, Georgia, deserves a medal for his courageous stand against the commercialisation of the one existing rampart that one hoped the marketing men would never storm: America's schools.29 Mar 1998 - 12:00am
All those years when Bruce Walker was at Vigers, most people thought he was a boring old property dealer like any other.
Now that he has left, he has blossomed into a multi-media star. He has had a successful stint in a high-powered song and dance troupe. He has become a well-known stage actor. He has dominated radio quiz shows.13 Mar 1997 - 12:00am
Ming Pao Recommendation: Sell Brokerage: Smith New Court FINAL results were appalling. Even worse, they were qualified by the auditors, with concern over recoverability of loans totalling $296 million. Operating margins remain pressured as costs rise and revenue is expected to slow significantly this year. Apple Daily also threatens to take market share.3 Sep 1995 - 12:00am
The number of times the following words have appeared in the South China Morning Post since January 1, 1993.20 Aug 1995 - 12:00am
THE Credit Lyonnais Shenzhen B Index rose 8.71 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 1,136.74 in Shenzhen although sentiment remained weak and turnover was just HK$2.52 million.
The day's most spectacular move was a 23.3 per cent rise in Shenbao Industrial on trading worth just $10,000. The company is licensed to sell Pepsi Co products in the region.15 Nov 1994 - 12:00am