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PepsiCo denies spying on Mexican druglords as trucks firebombed

PepsiCo has refuted claims that it allows police to snoop on drug gangs in Mexico after a spate of arson attacks on distribution centres and delivery vehicles transporting its Sabritas...

Frito-Lay plans its own gluten-free symbol

The world’s largest snack firm Frito-Lay has announced plans to use its own gluten-free symbol on labels in North America after validating products as gluten-free through two celiac organisations.

'More likely' PepsiCo split could see beverages or snacks arms sold - analysts

Leading US analysts believe that major shareholders are pushing for a PepsiCo split that could happen sooner rather than later, and said the firm could spin-out or sell its Americas...

PepsiCo targeted in new class action lawsuit over ‘improper’ nutrient content claims

PepsiCo is facing another class action lawsuit in California – this time accusing it of making a nutrient content claim (0 grams trans fat) on Frito-Lay snacks, without adhering to...

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Frito-Lay lawsuits moved to be heard in same court

Three class action lawsuits accusing Frito-Lay of deception through all-natural claims on its packaging have been consolidated so all are heard in a New York federal court.

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PepsiCo launches new SunChips variety in US

PepsiCo’s snacks arm Frito Lay has added new varieties to its SunChips brand to seize upon consumer preference for natural convenience snacks.

New Walkers Shortbread factory to create 30 jobs

Walkers Shortbread plans to build a new 3,500m2 factory, which will create 30 new jobs alongside its existing facilities at Fisherton in Aberlour, Scotland.

Senomyx CEO hints at PepsiCo interest in enhancer to cut HFCS

Flavour ingredients house Senomyx has hinted at PepsiCo’s interest in its work on developing an enhancer to reduce high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) levels in beverages and foods by up...

PepsiCo/Frito-Lay looks to exploit premium and value snacks growth

PepsiCo has announced plans to consolidate its position at the top of the global snacks market by investing in the rapidly growing premium and value snack segments.

Ralcorp ups the ante in row with PepsiCo over Frito-Lay Tostitos Scoops

Branded snacks giant Frito-Lay and store-brand specialist Ralcorp have become embroiled in a legal battle over corn chips designed to scoop up salsa and dips.

Frito-Lay accused of deception in second lawsuit on all-natural claims

PepsiCo’s snacks business Frito-Lay has again been accused of deceiving consumers in a second lawsuit by making all-natural claims on its products which also contain genetically modified corn and vegetable...

Frito-Lay hit with lawsuit on all-natural claims

PepsiCo’s snacks business Frito-Lay has been accused of misleading consumers by making all-natural claims on its products which also contain genetically modified corn and vegetable oils.

PepsiCo targets doubling Quaker business every two years in India

After banking on the cola as the main driver of its growth in India for two decades, PepsiCo is changing focus to push more healthy foods in the market, chief...

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Frito-Lay and Innovia in legal battle over biodegradable film patents

Frito-Lay and Innovia Films are locked in a legal fight over which company owns the patent rights to biodegradable films used in packaging for crisp and snack bags.

PepsiCo’s Brazilian biscuit acquisition ‘makes sense'– analyst

A leading analyst has said PepsiCo’s recent acquisition of Brazilian biscuit manufacturer Mabel will help it seize upon strong growth in the domestic cookie market.

PepsiCo creates global snacks innovation platform

PepsiCo has created a global snacks group to drive marketing and innovation for the entire group and has formed a council to draw on synergies between its beverage and snacks...

PepsiCo works with Pakit on novel plant-based packaging technology

Vancouver-based sustainable packaging develop Pakit has announced that it is working with PepsiCo to develop its technology, which turns cellulose fibre from a range of plant materials into moulded board.

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Home composting of SunChips’ bag requires high temperatures, Frito-Lay

High temperatures are required for the home composting of Frito-Lay’s recently re-launched SunChips’ bag, admits the company.

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Too early to start praising PepsiCo for new plant bottle

The new PepsiCo plant bottle appears to tick all the “green” boxes for a disposable drinks bottle but the innovation should not be taken too seriously until it arrives on...

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EPA rewards PepsiCo for energy efficiency

 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized PepsiCo with an award for protecting the environment through energy efficiency measures.

Frito-Lay woos consumers with quieter eco-SunChips bag

Frito Lay is trialling a quieter version of its biodegradable SunChips bag in a bid to silence those who complained the original packaging was too loud.

PepsiCo flags up 'green' technology to extract water from potatoes

Technology to extract water from potatoes for reuse in processing will go some way to helping PepsiCo UK and Ireland achieve its pledge of unplugging its largest sites from the...

Frito Lay flags up natural snacks reformulation plans

Frito-Lay North America has unveiled plans to have approximately 50 per cent of its product portfolio made with all natural ingredients, including three of its biggest brands.

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PepsiCo pays a high price for a gamble in Russian dairy

When PepsiCo put up $5.4bn last week to acquire Wimm-Bill-Dann, it was seduced by the promise of high revenue growth but like any high-yield investment the Russian deal does not...

PepsiCo aims to convert potato waste into crisp packaging

PepsiCo UK is researching the feasibility of converting potato peel waste into crisp packaging and estimates a two year timeframe before market introduction.

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