PepsiCo’s Diversification Strategy in 2008

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PepsiCo’s diversification strategy in 2008: how did it fare?
Introduction
Whenever a company engages in diversification, there are risks: will the new strategy diminish or weaken the existing brands that have allowed the firm to achieve a measure of success in the marketplace? Will diversification stretch corporate resources too far? And will diversification distract the organization from its core competencies? However, along with the risks come opportunities: a well-considered diversification strategy can lead to penetration into new markets, can allow a firm to overcome a capricious consumer market, and can permit an organization to develop new competencies that will grant it the leverage to expand its market share in ways that were...
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