RJ Corp, which owns PepsiCo India’s biggest franchisee bottling business and franchisee rights for Yum Restaurant Internationals KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants,has been targeting a global spread for some time. With an existing and established dairy business in Uganda and Kenya, RJ Corp also have PepsiCo’s franchise rights in Nepal, Africa and now in Sri Lanka too. The company has bought the bottling rights of PepsiCo from Ole Spring Bottlers, the sole bottler, distributer and marketer of the beverages and foods maker in the Lankan market, and has grabbed another lucrative soft drink deal.
The company has an In beverages plant in Mozambique, which has been operational for over a year, and owns franchisee bottling rights for Zambia,Zimbabwe and Malawi. Soon by the year end the company also plans to have individual plants for all these three countries as well, along with setting up a dairy a business in Rwanda and Tanzania through buyouts or Greenﬁeld ventures.
Also having given Nigeria, KFC- its ﬁrst food chain the company promises 50 more KFC’s by next three years.