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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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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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