PEPSICO'S QUAKER OATS ACQUISITION APPROVED

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Beverage giant Pepsico, Purchase, N.Y., recently agreed with Atlanta's Monarch Co. -- which is buying Pepsi's All Sport brand -- to leave Gatorade out of Pepsi's bottling system for 10 years.On Aug. 1, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved Pepsi's $13.9 billion acquisition of Quaker Oats, Chicago, but this approval was issued independently of Pepsi's agreement with the Monarch

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Beverage giant Pepsico, Purchase, N.Y., recently agreed with Atlanta's Monarch Co. -- which is buying Pepsi's All Sport brand -- to leave Gatorade out of Pepsi's bottling system for 10 years.

On Aug. 1, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved Pepsi's $13.9 billion acquisition of Quaker Oats, Chicago, but this approval was issued independently of Pepsi's agreement with the Monarch Co.

A five-member FTC inquiry voted 2/2, with one abstention, thus falling on

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