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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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PepsiCo Quaker pushes into food service

PepsiCo’s iconic Quaker Oats brand will enter into the food service arena for the first time as it partners with US breakfast restaurant IHOP to develop new oatmeal products for...

PepsiCo reports snacks stable amid Q2 profit drop

As PepsiCo reported a 21% drop in overall profits for Q2 earnings today, snacks are holding steady thanks to global NPD investments and strong growth in Mexico and India, according...

PepsiCo Frito-Lay asks Facebook favours for flavours

Snack titan Frito-Lay will harness the power of social media engagement to gather recipes and taste insights from consumers and launch three new flavours of Lay’s crisps in early 2013...

PepsiCo Lay’s must tantalise Chinese taste-buds further: Analyst

PepsiCo’s strategy to localise its Frito-Lay brand in China is ‘crucial’ but will need to be pushed further as it expands into central and western regions, says an industry analyst....

PepsiCo to cater to local preferences with new Chinese snacks plant

PepsiCo and its snacks arm Frito-Lay has opened a news snacks factory in Wuhan, China to expand further into central and western parts of the country by catering to local...

PepsiCo’s Indian growth scheme must consider localised differences: Analyst

PepsiCo is pumping more than 50 new products into India’s dynamic and surging snacks sector but it needs to be sensitive to localised differences to secure stable growth, according to...

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...

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