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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.

Frito-Lay may appeal loss on Tostitos Scoops patent row

Branded snack titan Frito-Lay may appeal the year-long patent row it lost with private label specialist Ralcorp over use of ‘bowl’ shaped tortilla snacks.

Oxfam thanks food industry for ‘bland’ and ‘complacent’ response to damning CSR report

Oxfam will step up its campaign to improve the treatment of people and resources that form part of the supply chain of the world’s biggest food conglomerates, after it cast...

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the...

Flour recall hits major US brands

Knock-on effect: US flour recall sifts through industry

A US flour and grain blend recall has hit major brands including Frito-Lay and Mondelez and forced widespread precautionary recalls on snacks, cereal and biscuit products.

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Frito-Lay cuts jobs at Rold Gold pretzel plant

Frito-Lay has confirmed jobs cuts at its Rold Gold pretzel facility in Canton but has refused to comment on reports that this is a result of declining pretzel sales.

Frito-Lay v Pringles: Two snack titans on Facebook

PepsiCo and Kellogg lead the global snacks market with Frito-Lay and Pringles, but who fares better in the realms of Facebook and why does this matter?

Frito-Lay technology slashes potato chip oil content by a third

Frito-Lay North America has filed an international patent for a method it has developed to reduce the oil content of potato chips by around a third.

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‘Drinkifying snacks’: PepsiCo mush or master stroke?

Despite giving us object lessons in corporate word wash, can PepsiCo pull off what seems like a slightly puzzling mission, namely a long-term plan to ‘drinkify' snacks and vice versa...

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Pepsi-Chicken chips winging-it in China

PepsiCo has launched Pepsi Cola and chicken-flavored potato chips in China and cited the popularity of cola chicken in China, with consumers tossing chicken wings with cola.

PepsiCo significantly ahead of Western Europe’s snack pack

PepsiCo gobbles up the lion’s share of the savory snack market in Western Europe, and is a significant way ahead of other players, a new report shows.

Frito-Lay slammed over new caffeinated Cracker Jack’D snack

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has slammed Frito-Lay on its plans to launch a caffeinated version of its Cracker Jack’D snack.

It’s a public health tragedy that PepsiCo’s baked chips are not taking off, expert

PepsiCo’s baked potato chips are an outstanding example of fat reduction in a popular snack and from a public health perspective it is a tragedy they are not a mainstream...

PepsiCo maintains polarized snacks strategy

Pepsico will continue to drive penetration in premium and value snacks as the business arm stood stable amid a 5% overall profit slip for Q3, its CEO said.

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PepsiCo donates to impoverished US families

PepsiCo has joined forces with Feed The Children, Walmart and Central Union Mission to distribute food, drink and personal care products to 800 impoverished families in Washington DC.

Frito-Lay and Innovia Films settle film patent dispute out of court

Frito-Lay and Innovia Films have reached an out of court settlement over patent rights for a biodegradable film used in packaging for crisps and snack bags.

PepsiCo back in the firing line over all-natural claims as new class action targets Frito-Lay

PepsiCo has been targeted by the latest in a string of class action lawsuits alleging big brands are misleading consumers by labelling products as ‘all-natural’ when they contain genetically modified...

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PepsiCo pumps $38m into Frito-Lay plant in Connecticut

PepsiCo plans to invest about $38m on a new high-tech warehouse distribution system for its Frito-Lay factory and distribution center in Killingly, Connecticut.

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