Pepsi launches new chat bot for ordering drinks at events The soft drinks brand has tested the new Facebook Messenger chatbot, called Bot-tler, during an event in Dubai. The bot allows people to order their preferred Pepsi drink and notifies them when it is ready to be picked up. Read more.

Procter & Gamble acquires Native Deodorant for $100m Native is a San Francisco-based natural deodorant brand which operates via an online distribution platform. P&G, which already owns popular deodorant brand Secret, is understood to have paid $100m cash to acquire Native. Read more.

Volkswagen Group unveils $11.8bn plan to develop electric cars in China The car group will invest the amount by 2025 to develop and manufacture the all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Volkswagen aims to release 15 of the 'new energy vehicle' models over the next two to three years. Read more.

Nestle announces reorganisation of its infant nutrition unit The company, which owns the Gerber baby food and Illuma formula brands, said it will appoint regional managers for the division in order to address local trends faster. It comes after Nestle's CEO identified the infant unit as a priority focus. Read more.

Premier Foods sees half-year revenues rise 1.5% to £353m Operating profit at the food group rose 2.3% to £22.5m in the six months to 30th September. International revenue increased by 23% year-on-year, with growth accelerated by the group's partnerships with Nissin and Mondelez International. Read more.

Cott Corporation sees Q3 revenues rise 22% The soft drinks group posted revenues of $581m for the third quarter of 2017, with growth driven primarily by the additions of Eden Springs and S&D Coffee and Tea. Gross profit from continuing operations increased 18% to $293m. Read more.