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No bottling up: What makes Ravi Jaipuria take new challenges in business

Many years ago, Jaipuria had shocked his family, especially his father, when he announced that he was taking the Pizza Hut franchise

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Ravi Jaipuria  |  Pepsico  |  Varun Beverages

Surajeet Das Gupta  |  New Delhi 

In 1999, Ravi Jaipuria and 16 members of his extended family flew down to Hawaii to cheer him when he received a coveted award from none other than former US President George Bush Sr. PepsiCo had crowned him Bottler of the Year from among thousands across the world, for growing volumes in India by a staggering 39 per cent in a year.

His importance to the multinational was underscored by the fact that a special chef was hired to ensure that members of his Marwari family, who were strict vegetarians, got to eat their meals. This week Jaipuria added another feather to his cap when ...

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First Published: Thu, February 21 2019. 22:34 IST
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