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Pepsi Was Never Going to Pop the Question to SodaStream

By Rick Munarriz – Jun 7, 2013 at 12:35PM

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PepsiCo buying SodaStream was a big rumor on Thursday, but there's a big reason it was never going to happen.

PepsiCo (PEP 0.69%) was quick to deny Thursday's published story out of Israel that it was offering $2 billion to acquire SodaStream (SODA)

Pepsi stock has some growth concerns these days, but this certainly isn't the way to kickstart that growth if it means cannibalizing its larger soft drink category and angering bottlers. However, there's an even bigger reason that Pepsi and Coca-Cola (KO 0.72%) won't buy the company behind the fast-growing carbonated beverage maker. 

In this video, longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz explains why Pepsi -- and Coke, for that matter -- will never seek a carbonated boost through SodaStream.

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz owns shares of SodaStream. The Motley Fool recommends Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and SodaStream. The Motley Fool owns shares of PepsiCo and SodaStream. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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