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Frito-Lay files patent for ‘improved’ pita chip production

Frito-Lay has filed a patent for a pita chip production method that it claims reduces manual handling, wastage and plant footprint.

PepsiCo CEO: Snacks will be the heavyweight of our future

Snacks outshone beverages for PepsiCo in its full year 2013 results and CEO Indra Nooyi said the category would become its new heavyweight. 

Super Bowl XLVIII: Battle of the brands! Watch all the teasers here

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos head into battle on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the nation’s biggest food and beverage brands will battle for...

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PepsiCo UK snack fire a ‘minor incident’

A fire at one of PepsiCo’s biggest UK snack plants was minor and has not impacted production, the company says.

Japan’s $10.6bn snack market is an R&D playground: Euromonitor

Japan's ultra-developed snack market could be a hotbed for research and development (R&D) in the sector, says Euromonitor.

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Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos in Japan

PepsiCo has developed another beverage-inspired flavor for its Cheetos brand in Japan – this time, Mountain Dew.

Frito-Lay granted US patent for reduced oil potato chip process

Frito-Lay has been granted a US patent for its low pressure processing method to make reduced oil potato chips.

‘Buzzworthy’ superfood ingredients invigorate US hot cereal market

Ingredients like chia and quinoa have scored manufacturers points in the thriving hot cereal segment, a Mintel analyst says.

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Limited edition cream stew Cheetos in Japan

Frito-Lay has developed cream stew flavored Cheetos for the Japanese snack market.

Bitter sweet? Frito-Lay's Wavy chips have 'too much chocolate'

Frito-Lay has used too much chocolate on its new Wavy chips but the product should do very well in the indulgent snacks arena, an analyst says.

Competing with PepsiCo: How to be a top 10 snack player

PepsiCo holds six slots in the top 10 global snack brands and fighting for a space is a huge challenge for other snack makers but not impossible, an analyst says.

PepsiCo donates $1m to Philippines Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief

PepsiCo will donate $1m to support disaster relief and recovery efforts across the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Does Frito-Lay want a taste of the candy market?

Frito-Lay’s move to develop chocolate-dipped potato chips bridges the gap into candy, broadening its consumer catchment at a clever time, says an analyst.

Walkers Crisps plant production restored after fire

PepsiCo’s Walkers Crisps factory at Leycroft Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire, has returned to normal production levels following a blaze that took 60 firefighters to bring under control.

PepsiCo powers through with collective portfolio

PepsiCo's third quarter (Q3) results reveal good year-to-year growth within snack division Frito-Lay, despite the continuing challenge of a trade landscape divided between volatile emerging economies and sluggish developed markets.

Trick or treat: Frito-Lay ‘on point’ with Halloween Cheetos

Frito-Lay has made a smart move with its limited edition glow in the dark Cheetos pack for the Halloween season, an innovation expert says.

Frito-Lay Turkey: Eco-friendly and energy-efficient efforts cut costs

Frito-Lay has cut costs by installing energy-efficient screw blower technology at its wastewater treatment plant in Turkey and re-using potato chip waste for crop fertilizer.

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PepsiCo eyes expansion with new AMEA CEO

PepsiCo has appointed a new chief executive officer for the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region as it aims to bolster penetration in the region.

Frito-Lay’s green buzz: Snack major boosts electric van fleet

Frito-Lay has added 20 electric vehicles to its New York distribution fleet just two months after it announced plans to shift 20% of vans from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG).

Sustainable palm oil: GreenPalm, RSPO, Kellogg, PepsiCo, under fire as NGO takes aim at ‘Snack Food 20’

A new report from Rainforest Action Network says food giants supporting "weak" and "diluted" Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards or buying GreenPalm certificates are kidding themselves if...

GMOs and natural claims: ‘FDA is losing credibility with industry, consumers and the international community by ignoring key food labeling controversies’, says attorney

Is it too risky to label products that may contain ingredients from genetically engineered crops as ‘all-natural’? And will the FDA step in and decide this issue so consumer class...

A masterstroke? Pepsi-flavored Cheetos could spell innovative salt reduction

Frito-Lay’s limited edition Pepsi-flavored Cheetos in Japan aren’t anything ground-breaking, but the new taste profile could be used as a platform to reduce salt levels, an innovation expert says....

PepsiCo president: We misconstrued consumer needs

A better understanding on how consumers think, eat and drink has enabled improved, targeted innovation for Frito-Lay, the president of PepsiCo says.

PepsiCo examines potential of unripe bananas, plantains as natural gluten substitutes, sugar replacers, binders, fibers

PepsiCo has been experimenting with ingredients from unpeeled heat-treated green bananas and plantains to serve as everything from a gluten substitute to a sugar replacer in products from oatmeal to...

NY judge in Frito-Lay lawsuit refuses to refer GMO/natural issue to FDA: ‘Agency would need far more than six months to define ’natural’

In the 2nd major development this week in the debate over whether foods made with GMOs can be labeled ‘natural’, a NY judge handling a multi-district lawsuit vs Frito-Lay says...

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