PepsiCo has decided to overhaul the way it run its business with the creation of three operating units.

The US food and beverage giant has decided to move away from operating out of two units - PepsiCo North America and PepsiCo International - as the company continues to grow.

The company has set up PepsiCo Americas Foods (PAF), which will include Frito-Lay North America, Quaker and all Latin American food and snack businesses.

A second unit, PepsiCo International, will includes all the company's business in the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa, including, for instance, the Walkers snack foods business in the UK.

The company's third arm will be PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB), which will run Pepsi-Cola North America, Gatorade, Tropicana and all its Latin American beverage businesses.

Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi said: "Given PepsiCo's robust growth in recent years, we are approaching a size which we can better manage as three units instead of two."

John Compton, CEO of PepsiCo North America, will head up the PAF business. Current PepsiCO International chief executive Mike White will stay on his role. White will also take on global responsibility for procurement and information technology, including the company's "business transformation initiatives", PepsiCo said.