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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...

A case of semantics: Snax biscuit brand denied trademark

Indian snack company Britannia Industries has lost a trademark battle for its Snax brand despite winning in a similar case against PepsiCo back in 2009.

Sights on India

PepsiCo’s possible crisp co. pounce a strong signal of snack expansion

Market-watchers in India have recently been speculating that PepsiCo is poised to make a bid for an Indian crisp manufacturer as a means to grab greater control of snacks in...

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Limited edition Pepsi-flavored Cheetos in Japan

Frito-Lay has developed Pepsi-flavored Cheetos for the Japanese snack market, but revealed no plans to bring them to other markets.

Quaker oat science: The reality is, it’s just big companies that can fund this research, says analyst

Quaker's involvement in oat research does not need to be compromised by its interest in the sector and should be supported given the lack of funding from elsewhere, says an...

Frito-Lay files patent to ‘snackify’ bread

Frito-Lay has adapted traditional bread recipes and developed a cooking process to create shelf-stable crisp bread snacks.

Quaker shifts away from cereal with Jamba Juice partnership

PepsiCo’s Quaker brand sees potential in oats beyond breakfast and has struck a deal with smoothie retailer Jamba Juice.

PepsiCo CEO: Quaker needs ‘some attention’

The Quaker brand needs some attention if it is to reach its true potential, says the CEO of PepsiCo.

Mondelez buy could fizz Pepsi's flat soda sales, says investor

PepsiCo should acquire Mondelez and split its beverage and snacks businesses, according to an investor with a large stake in both firms.

PepsiCo needs marketing muscle behind Mighty Lights in the UK, expert

PepsiCo UK needs marketing muscle behind its new reduced fat Mighty Lights potato chip line if the product is to have any public health impact among kids, a nutrition policy...

Special edition: Sustainable sourcing

SPECIAL FEATURE: In conversation with the WWF: The rocky road to sustainable palm oil

The good news: Around 15% of global palm oil produced in the past year was certified by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The bad news: Only half...

Frito-Lay makes green investment to fuel business

Frito-Lay has made green plans to shift 20% of its fleet from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas (CNG) as part of its bigger environmental commitments.

Lay’s is no. 9 most chosen global FMCG brand

Frito-Lay’s flagship brand Lay’s has a global penetration of 26% and is the ninth most chosen fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) brand in the world, according to Kantar World Panel.

Oatmeal beats ready-to-eat cereal on satiety, PepsiCo research shows

Remember the gluey texture of the oatmeal your mom served you as a kid? Turns out, this is a good thing, according to new research comparing the satiating effects of...

Boomers or bust: Is the $10bn US breakfast cereal market in a state of terminal decline?

On paper at least, boxed breakfast cereal ticks all the right boxes. It’s quick, great value for money, and nutritious - the perfect recession-proof food. 

PepsiCo bites into Southeast Asia with expansion partnership

PepsiCo will push its snacks brands further into Asia in a new deal with Swiss market expansion specialist DKSH.

Frito-Lay’s ‘highly successful collaboration’ with Taco Bell prompts chip launch

Frito-Lay has launched Doritos Locos Tacos tortilla chips to profit from soaring consumer enthusiasm surrounding its year-long partnership with quick service restaurant Taco Bell.

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Frito-Lay launches barbecue SunChips

Frito-Lay has developed a barbecue flavour variant of its SunChips brand.

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