PepsiCo Inc. is the top food and beverage company in the world. Their main product business areas are Beverages, bakery, cereal, snacks. PepsiCo Inc. is an American multinational food and beverage corporation headquartered in New York, United States. The company formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc.
PepsiCo Inc. expanded well with acquisition of Tropicana in 1998 and a merger with Quaker Oats in 2001, which added the Gatorade brand to its portfolio. There is approximately 274,000 people working for this company worldwide.
Most famous brands of the company are:-
- Pepsi, Mountain Dew
- Lay’s potato chips, Gatorade
- Diet Pepsi, Tropicana beverages
- 7 Up (outside U.S.), Doritos tortilla chips
- Lipton teas (PepsiCo/Unilever partnership)
- Quaker foods and snacks
- Cheetos, Mirinda
- Ruffles potato chips
- Aquafina bottled water
- Pepsi Max, Tostitos tortilla chips
- Sierra Mist, Fritos corn chips
- Walkers potato crisps
PepsiCo’s usage of water was the subject of controversy in India during the early and mid-2000s, where water shortages are a perennial issue. In order to deal with this problems, company launched a country-wide program to achieve a “positive water balance” in India by 2009. Later according to the company’s 2009 corporate citizenship report, they replenished nearly six billion liters of water within India.
PepsiCo Inc. offers majority of products consisted of carbonated soft drinks and convenience snacks. Public health advocates suggests that this products are causing rising rates of health conditions such as obesity and diabetes. The Cola Wars occurs since the 1980s between soft drink manufacturers The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo.
Pepsi Stuff was the most famous loyalty program launched by PepsiCo, first in North America on March 28, 1996. You can purchase T-shirts, hats, denim and leather jackets, bags and mountain bikes through the Pepsi Stuff Catalog or online.
PepsiCo Inc. Fast Facts
- Founded at New Bern, North Carolina, U.S. (1898)
- Founders: Donald Kendall & Herman Lay
- Headquarters: Purchase, New York, U.S.
- World wide provider of Beverages and chips
- Total Employees: 274,000