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Pepsi Bottling Group Cutting Jobs


March 31, 2008
By Canadian Vending

The Pepsi Bottling Group is eliminating 150 managers and 550 hourly rated jobs in the United States, Canada and other countries.

The Pepsi Bottling Group is eliminating 150 managers and 550 hourly rated jobs in the United States, Canada and other countries.

The biggest maker and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages, which has 70,000 employees in the U.S., Canada, Greece, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and Turkey, said in August it is “realigning its organization to adapt to changes in the marketplace and improve operating efficiencies.”

In the U.S. and Canada, Pepsi Bottling Group said it “will streamline certain field operations to centralize decision-making and increase speed to market.” At the same time, “in select international territories, the company will realign its workforce to improve productivity.”

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The number of business units in the U.S. and Canada will be reduced to six from eight, cutting the 150 management positions. Internationally, there will be a reduction of 550 hourly jobs.

Additionally, Pepsi Bottling expects to write down its full-service vending equipment “due to changing customer and consumer demands.” The size of this charge will be disclosed along with third-quarter results.


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