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PepsiCo Expands Partnerhsip With SodaStream

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Announced Friday, PepsiCo Inc ( PEP ) has plans to expand its partnership with at-home soda machine maker SodaStream International Ltd ( SODA ) to offer "caps" filled with Pepsi, Pepsi Wildcherry, and Sierra Mist to flavor water carbonated my the soda machines.

Consumers can buy the caps on SodaStream's website; 4-packs are available for $3.49. They can also be bought at approximately 50 Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY ) retail stores. Each cap will produce about half a liter of soda, and will contain roughly half as many calories as regular soda.

The new expansion comes after an original 10-week trial announced last October, when SodaStream began limited testing in Florida of PepsiCo brands.

One of PepsiCo's biggest rivals, CocaCola Enterprises ( CCE ), is pursuing a similar venture with Keurig Green Mountain ( GMCR ). Together, they are producing a counter-top cold drink machine, dubbed Keurig Kold, available for purchase this fall; Dr. Pepper Snapple Group ( DPS ) drinks will be featured in addition to CocaCola options.

In a statement, PepsiCo said it ``is exploring multiple technologies in this area, and SodaStream is one of several companies we're talking to about potential ideas.''

In late afternoon trading, PepsiCo $0.38, or 0.42%, $91.44; the company holds a #3 (Hold) on the Zacks Rank. SodaStream stock has soared throughout the day, currently resting at $15.91, up $1.09, or 7.36%. The soda machine maker is a #5 (Strong Sell) on the Zacks Rank.

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