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How strategic priorities shaped PepsiCo shake-up

News PepsiCo has reorganised its senior management team following the departure of Frito-Lay North America CEO Tom Greco prompted a flurry o...


Richard Woodard | 10 Mar 2016

Millennial consumers are a cohort attracting the attention of a growing number of consumer goods companies. Richard Woodard considers the relationship between brands and those seen as having been born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.


Ben Cooper | 23 Feb 2016

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil was, in its early days, hailed as a model of inter-stakeholder collaboration but has faced mounting criticism as the years have gone by - not least in a stinging letter from a number of food companies last summer. The organisation has a new set of criteria - RSPO Next - that it says strengthen standards. But, as Ben Cooper reports, the new benchmarks have attracted disapproval.


Dean Best | 12 Feb 2016

The macro-economic environment, prospects in Latin America, doing business in the Middle East and the outlook for pricing where the hot topics discussed on PepsiCo's conference call with analysts yesterday (11 February) after the company announced its numbers for 2015.


Ben Cooper | 22 Jan 2016

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 rates the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation as the risk that could have the greatest impact on business. In addition, Ben Cooper writes, the prevalence of climate change risk and the way it is expected to exacerbate other environmental, societal and economic impacts underlines the increasing interconnectedness of business risk, which is an overarching theme of the report.

Latest Interviews

Ben Cooper | 2 Dec 2015

Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.


Dean Best | 15 Sep 2014

US salty snacks group Wise Foods faces some stiff competition but under the ownership of Mexican Coke bottler Arca Continental it believes it can grow. With Arca eyeing rapid growth from its snacks businesses in the US and in South America, Wise Foods is looking to NPD - notably with Hispanic-inspired flavours - to drive sales. Dean Best discussed Wise Foods' strategy with CEO Miguel Bostock.

Latest News

Hannah Abdulla | 25 Apr 2016

PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi and Brian Cornell, the chairman and CEO of retailer Target Corp., have announced they are to co-chair an initiative in the US aimed at achieving 50/50 gender parity. 


Hannah Abdulla | 19 Apr 2016

PepsiCo has said its efforts on product innovation contributed "significantly" to its organic revenue growth in the first quarter, supported by a focus on trends of premiumisation and health and wellness.


Hannah Abdulla | 18 Apr 2016

PepsiCo today (18 April) booked lower first-quarter sales and profits on a reported basis - but its underlying earnings were ahead of analysts forecasts.


Katy Askew | 12 Apr 2016

Private-equity firm Wind Point Partners has acquired Evans Food Group, a US manufacturer of branded and private-label pork rind snacks, in partnership with former PepsiCo executive Jose Luis Prado. 


Dean Best | 1 Apr 2016

PepsiCo is the latest company to announce a commitment on the sourcing of cage-free eggs.


Hannah Abdulla | 29 Mar 2016

PepsiCo has added a product to its Quaker breakfast portfolio in the US.


Dean Best | 15 Mar 2016

Unilever and PepsiCo are among the companies that have agreed to develop an online "platform" to share ways to tackle "development and sustainability challenges".


Dean Best | 9 Mar 2016

PepsiCo and Danone, two of the largest dairy groups in Russia, have expressed their disquiet about changes to safety regulations in the country.


Dean Best | 8 Mar 2016

Greenpeace has insisted there is "a considerable amount of work to be done" before consumer goods companies can say no deforestation takes place in their supply chains in a report critical of FMCG giants including PepsiCo.


Hannah Abdulla | 22 Feb 2016

PepsiCo is taking its Walkers Sunbites brand into the popcorn category in the UK.


Dean Best | 19 Feb 2016

PepsiCo is looking to acquire businesses but is finding it difficult to find the right companies to buy, chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has indicated.


Dean Best | 11 Feb 2016

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi today (11 February) warned the global macroeconomic challenges facing business will persist in 2016, claiming she had not seen trading conditions of this nature in her time in business.


Dean Best | 11 Feb 2016

PepsiCo today (11 February) forecast a 4% increase in underlying sales in 2016 - excluding foreign exchange and an extra trading week - down slightly on the growth the Lay's and Quaker owner saw last year.


Dean Best | 8 Feb 2016

Chobani has turned down offers from suitors interested in investing in the US yoghurt maker, just-food understands.


Hannah Abdulla | 26 Jan 2016

PepsiCo has launched a gluten-free version of its Quaker Oats oatmeal in the US.


Hannah Abdulla | 20 Jan 2016

PepsiCo has launched a line of crisps developed for sharing under its Walkers brand in the UK.


Dean Best | 18 Jan 2016

PepsiCo has launched more snack products under its flagship international brand Lay's in India.


Katy Askew | 8 Jan 2016

The Brazilian Ministry of Justice has accused Unilever, Nestle and PepsiCo of reducing the weight of certain products without cutting packaging size or alerting consumers to the change. 


Dean Best | 8 Jan 2016

General Mills this week announced another acquisition, following up its move for Brazilian yoghurt maker before Christmas with a deal for US meat snacks firm Epic Provisions. Ahead of the holiday period, speculation emerged UK company 2 Sisters Food Group was seeing what interest there is in the market for its biscuits unit Fox's, although the talk was cooled this week. Elsewhere, Danone said it would end production at two plants in Russia, PepsiCo was upbeat about the prospects for Doritos in India and the US reacted to the release of the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Katy Askew | 5 Jan 2016

PepsiCo is extending its Walkers Max brand with the addition of single serve crisp varieties. 


Dean Best | 4 Jan 2016

PepsiCo has said it believes its international tortilla chip brand Doritos can be a success in India, where the snacks giant has just launched the snack.


Andy Morton | 14 Dec 2015

PepsiCo has launched a vending machine in the US that gives consumers detailed nutritional information on each product.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 7 Jul 2015

Just a week after the IGD issued forecasts for the growth of online grocery to 2020, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel today (7 July) issued their own take on the prospects for the channel. And the message to brands is clear: act now.


Katy Askew | 14 Apr 2015

PepsiCo has honed in on a sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing current sponsor and chief soft drinks rival The Coca Cola Co.

Company research

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PepsiCo Inc in Packaged Food (World)

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