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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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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.


Ben Cooper | 6 Apr 2016

Major corporations have joined with market researchers to form Paragon Partnerships which aims create an open-access information hub to support actions addressing the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Ben Cooper examines the aims behind the Unilever-led initiative and asks where companies draw the line between sharing sustainability information for the greater good and retaining insights that might offer competitive advantage.


Katy Askew | 1 Apr 2016

News PepsiCo has reorganised its senior management team following the departure of Frito-Lay North America CEO Tom Greco prompted a flurry of speculation from as to whether the company is lining up a successor to chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. However, Katy Askew suggests bringing the company's North American businesses under a single leader can also be viewed as a natural extension of PepsiCo's "power of one" strategy. 

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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.

Latest News

Dean Best | 23 Sep 2016

PepsiCo is taking its Quaker Oats porridge brand in the UK into the gluten-free category in a bid to tap into rising demand in the country for free-from food.


John Shepherd | 20 Sep 2016

Sabra Dipping Company, the US-based joint venture between PepsiCo and Israel's Strauss Group, has expanded its line of dips and spreads with the launch of Sabra Guacamole Grab N' Go.


Katy Askew | 16 Sep 2016

PepsiCo is targeting the UK popcorn category with the launch of a new brand, Pop Works & Company. 


Ben Cooper | 14 Sep 2016

PepsiCo has said it is "confident" it will meet the sustainability commitments laid out in its Palm Oil Action Plan. 


John Shepherd | 6 Sep 2016

PepsiCo has launched a range of muesli under its Quaker Oats porridge brand in the UK.


Dean Best | 18 Aug 2016

Israel-based food and beverage company Strauss Group saw sales and earnings rise in the first half of the year, enjoying growth from its domestic business and from Sabra, its US-focused venture with PepsiCo.


Dean Best | 3 Aug 2016

Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, saw sales rise in its first quarter, boosted by sales of its cereal line Frugra in Japan, which helped offset declining domestic snack sales and a fall in overseas revenues.


Katy Askew | 2 Aug 2016

Sabra Dipping Company, the US-based joint venture between PepsiCo and Israel's Strauss Group, is launching a line of refrigerated sandwich spreads, Sabra Spreads.


John Shepherd | 25 Jul 2016

PepsiCo is launching a "Super Goodness" range of its Quaker Oats porridge brand across the UK from today (25 July) that it said will provide "enhanced nutritional qualities".


John Shepherd | 14 Jul 2016

The Competition Commission of South Africa has approved without conditions the proposed launch of an ice cream joint venture in the country – Froneri – by Nestle and R&R Ice Cream.


Richard Siddle | 11 Jul 2016

Merger and acquisitions have become the major source for revenue growth for the world’s biggest food brands that are part of the top 50 global consumer goods companies.


Katy Askew | 11 Jul 2016

Unilever and The Smith's Snackfood Co, PepsiCo's Australian arm, have been fined AUD10,800 (US$8,146) each for using "misleading healthy food representations" on products sold in Australia to school canteens. 


Katy Askew | 20 Jun 2016

PepsiCo insisted it has "engaged" with Indofood over allegations the US group's Indonesian partner breaches workers rights through practices including the use of child labour on its palm oil plantations.


Mini Pant Zachariah | 9 Jun 2016

The Indian state government of Karnataka has given PepsiCo permission to build a major new soft drinks and snacks manufacturing plant 200km south-west of Bangalore, an official has confirmed to just-food.


Dean Best | 19 May 2016

Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, is looking to re-enter Taiwan "as soon as possible" after dissolving its venture in the nation.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 May 2016

Global food firms including Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Nestle, Kellogg and Mars Inc. have announced a new pledge to phase out industrially produced trans-fats from their foods by 2018.


Dean Best | 13 May 2016

Calbee, the Japan-based snacks maker, today (13 May) booked higher annual sales and earnings, with growth at home and abroad.


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.

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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has proven an outspoken chief at the snacks-to-soft drinks giant.


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.

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