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PepsiCo road testing Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew soda in US

Nacho cheese Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew soda - a taste combination dubbed 'Dewitos' - is being road tested by PepsiCo at colleges across the US.

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Frito-Lay opens CNG station in US

Frito-Lay has opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in the US as part of its move to convert 20% of its diesel fleet.

Frito-Lay Japan develops flurry of limited edition snacks

Frito-Lay Japan has developed an array of limited edition snacks for October, from avocado and cheese tortilla chips to burdock and soy flavored extruded snacks.

PepsiCo CEO: Frito-Lay won’t battle with premium, short-term competitors

Frito-Lay held sturdy Q3 sales but lost market share to premium competitors – a loss PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi admitted was far from ideal but not a long-term concern.

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Is that a pizza or a pretzel? Frito-Lay files patent for chunky 3D snacks

Frito-Lay has developed a method to adhere large, three-dimensional food flakes such as meat and vegetables to regular snacks, to emulate pizza, nachos and tostadas.

Crunchy, chewy, and fizzy? PepsiCo seeks to patent chewy granola snacks with carbonated candy

PepsiCo is seeking to patent a method of making chewy granola bars, bites and other snack products containing carbonated ‘fizzy’ candy. 

Quaker continues NFL program as PepsiCo CEO urges change around abuse

PepsiCo’s Quaker business is continuing its marketing partnership with the US National Football League (NFL) for a third year despite concerns raised by CEO Indra Nooyi over its handling of...

Patent Watch

Frito-Lay files fruit snack patent

Frito-Lay has filed a global patent to make snacks with high fruit content that combine crunch with a melt-in-the-mouth sensation.

Frito-Lay president: 'We’re laser-focused on productivity’

Improved supply chain productivity using automation and better go-to-market delivery systems has driven core operating profit up 6% CAGR, says the president of Frito-Lay North America.

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Arsenal FC scores speaking slot at Sports Nutrition 2014

Sports Nutrition 2014 explores the market and future opportunities for the sports nutrition industry, valued at more than $30bn globally, and you can join the action for free!

India

PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks

PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi has pledged to double the company’s investment in its Indian food processing operation to add to the sizeable sums it has already spent in the country....

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GMA awards PepsiCo for ‘Do Us a Flavor’ campaign

The Grocery Manufacturers Association awarded PepsiCo for its Do Us A Flavor campaign.

Quaker Oats settles lengthy trans fat lawsuit

 Following more than three years of litigation, Quaker Oats has settled the class action lawsuit bought against it over the trans fat content and labeling of products.

Flavor campaigns drove excitement and engagement for Frito-Lay

Frito-Lay posted steady growth for Q2, fueled by excitement and consumer engagement through flavor competitions, says PepsiCo’s chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

Financials brief

Q2 ‘wrap’: Grupo Bimbo sharp profit rise, PepsiCo profits dip

Grupo Bimbo’s Q2 net profit surged 72.6% on the previous year as sales rose slightly, whereas PepsiCo’s net profit dipped 2% despite steady sales.

PATENT WATCH

Frito-Lay snack patent: It’s baked, but tastes fried

Frito-Lay has been granted a US patent for its manufacturing process to bake snacks that maintain the taste and texture of a fried product using a hydration step.

PepsiCo to drive ‘better-for-you’ NPD with Mexico baking innovation center

PepsiCo has inaugurated its first R&D facility in Mexico – a baking innovation center that will be dedicated to strengthening its better-for-you portfolio across brands like Quaker, Lay’s and Sabritas....

‘The unique characteristics of oatmeal’: Quaker Oats-funded study shows that instant oatmeal keeps hunger at bay from breakfast until lunch

Eating instant oatmeal for breakfast may help to manage hunger better than the leading oat-based, cold cereal, says a new study funded by Quaker Oats with implications for weight management.

Snacks stretch PepsiCo’s global reach 3%: Kantar Worldpanel

PepsiCo gobbled up more global interest last year, fueled by three ‘star’ brands – Lay’s, Doritos and Cheetos, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report.

Frito-Lay fires up brand engagement with Doritos Jacked flavor experiment

Frito-Lay’s Doritos Jacked ‘bold flavor experiment’ asking consumers to vote on mystery flavors will create buzz and drive brand engagement, the snack titan says.

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Cracker Jack’D develops energy trail mixes

Frito-Lay’s Cracker Jack’D brand has developed two high energy, granola-based snacks for its trail mix line.

Frito-Lay to drive deep-ridged success wider in 2014/15

Frito-Lay will roll out deep-ridged potato chips in more than 10 countries this year, and has plans to expand the snack concept even further in 2015 as its international patent...

PepsiCo CEO: 'Several of our brands virtually define their categories'

Power brands like Doritos, Lay’s and Quaker Oats are allowing PepsiCo to stay strong in volatile market conditions, CEO Indra Nooyi says.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that...

Frito-Lay Cheetos-Doritos combo: It’s taking a shot at an empty net, says Euromonitor

Frito-Lay has pulled Cheetos and Doritos into one bag for its latest snack launch; a move that is less about innovation and more just an easy win, says Euromonitor International.

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