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PepsiCo is a international food, snack and beverage company. Founded by Donald M. Kendall and Herman Lay in 1965, PepsiCo is a public company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as PEP. The head office for PepsiCo is located in Purchase in New York state, USA.

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John Shepherd | 8 Jul 2016

As PepsiCo's leadership team presented the group's results yesterday (7 July) they could have summed up their core message to investors with a blast from the past: "You've got a lot to live, and Pepsi's got a lot to give". That slogan from the early 1970s would be too tame for today's app hungry consumers and investors who demand infinite fizz in terms of products, ideas and healthy dollar returns. But the slogan did sum up the mood as PepsiCo reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates and the firm boosted its full-year forecast, helped by rising sales of snacks and soft drinks in North America.


Katy Askew | 4 Jul 2016

Hershey turned down a takeover approach from Mondelez International last week (30 June). At US$107 per share, the cash-and-shares offer valued the Reese's Pieces maker at approximately US$22.83bn. Here is just-food's summary of what you need to know about the deal. 


Ben Cooper | 7 Jun 2016

The US government has announced plans to cut the country's salt intake, a move some in campaign circles have been urging for nearly 40 years. The Food and Drug Administration's voluntary targets attracted support from NGOs and parts of the industry, although, as Ben Cooper writes, the reaction was not entirely positive.


Ben Cooper | 11 May 2016

Three of the seven issues on which Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign rates the world’s ten largest food and drinks companies relate directly to wages, workers’ rights and working conditions in their agricultural supply chains. Here, just-food sets out the NGO's evaluations under the three criteria - women, farmers and workers - along with the companies’ reactions.

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Ben Cooper | 13 Sep 2016

Today (13 September), PepsiCo publishes the first update on its "palm oil action plan". Ben Cooper spoke with Andrew Aulisi, senior director for global environmental policy at PepsiCo, about the progress to date and how the company's initial actions and achievements are likely to be received by environmental campaigners.


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.

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John Shepherd | 23 Mar 2017

PepsiCo has expanded its portfolio in India with a line of breakfast dishes under the Quaker brand based on local, traditional delicacies.


Katy Askew | 17 Mar 2017

PepsiCo has added a new line to manufacture children's yogurt at its dairy production facility in Nizhny Novgorod in Russia. 


Katy Askew | 17 Mar 2017

PepsiCo is rolling out a new potato snack under its Lay's brand in the US. 


Dean Best | 10 Mar 2017

One of the six food and beverage heavyweights aiming for the introduction of "harmonised" nutrition labels across the EU has said the companies would want to "integrate" information on portion sizes into the labels already used on packaging in the UK.


Dean Best | 9 Mar 2017

Nestle, Unilever and PepsiCo are among the food companies that are to work on devising colour-coded nutrition labels to put on products on sale in the EU.


Dean Best | 8 Mar 2017

PepsiCo is reportedly in talks to acquire Brazil-based dairy group Vigor Alimentos.


Katy Askew | 3 Mar 2017

Commenting on topics as diverse as sugar reduction, job cuts and M&A, here is a summary of the food industry's week in its own words. 


John Shepherd | 2 Mar 2017

PepsiCo is planning to close a Walkers crisps plant in north-eastern England.


Dean Best | 15 Feb 2017

PepsiCo, the US-based food and beverage giant, today (15 February) a slowing in its annual underlying sales growth but an improvement in its core profitability.


Dean Best | 3 Feb 2017

PepsiCo has added to its Sunbites range on sale in Australia with the launch of Grainy Funbites, a line targeted at children as they return to school after the summer holidays.


John Shepherd | 27 Jan 2017

PepsiCo is launching "dual-flavoured" tortilla chips under its Doritos brand in the UK.


John Shepherd | 19 Jan 2017

Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and Kellogg are among the companies to have signed up to a global initiative aimed at improving food sourcing, reducing waste and supporting "adjustments" in food production methods to promote "healthy and sustainable diets".


John Shepherd | 13 Jan 2017

PepsiCo is launching a range of "premium" crisps in the UK, Walkers Mediterranean, cooked in "100% Spanish olive oil".


John Shepherd | 12 Jan 2017

PepsiCo has announced the launch of its Lay's Stax crisps sub-brand in Russia.


Andy Morton | 14 Dec 2016

PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi is to join an advisory panel for Donald Trump just weeks after she unwittingly sparked a social media storm over the US President-elect.


Dean Best | 7 Dec 2016

PepsiCo is selling a Quaker breakfast kit in the US through Chef'd, the online meal kit business.


John Shepherd | 29 Nov 2016

PepsiCo has launched a cottage cheese product under its Merry Milkman brand in Kyrgyzstan with the start-up of a new production line at its Bishkeksut facility in the country.


Dean Best | 22 Nov 2016

Israel-based food and beverage company Strauss Group today (22 November) reported higher sales and earnings in the first nine months of 2016, with top-line growth at home and abroad.


John Shepherd | 18 Nov 2016

Fifteen companies have been named as members of the "inaugural class" of US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions – a national campaign to recognise US businesses and organisations pledging concrete steps to reduce food loss and waste in their operations by 50% by 2030.


Dean Best | 18 Nov 2016

PepsiCo is taking aim at the Pringles brand in France with the local launch of its Lay's Stax sub-brand.


Dean Best | 17 Nov 2016

PepsiCo is to set up a baby food plant in Russia.


Katy Askew | 17 Nov 2016

PepsiCo is to work with conservation group The Nature Conservatory (TNC) to develop a water replenishment strategy for Latin America. 

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