PepsiCo's food and beverage products are sold around the world. Our six global divisions, either independently or in conjunction with third parties, make, market, distribute and sell a wide variety of food and beverages in our diverse product portfolio, drive innovation, and are focused on delivering Performance with Purpose - our goal to position PepsiCo for long-term, sustainable growth by aligning what is good for our business with what is good for society and the planet.
The roots of North America Beverages (NAB), which includes all of our beverage businesses in the United States and Canada (North America), go back to 1898, when Caleb Bradham, an innovative entrepreneur from New Bern, North Carolina created Pepsi-Cola, offered it to his pharmacy customers, and started a movement that would quench consumers’ thirst for generations to come.
Today, after decades of new product innovation, partnerships and strategic acquisitions, PepsiCo’s diversified portfolio of iconic beverages are enjoyed all over the world. NAB offers 11 billion-dollar brands that span carbonated soft drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, and bottled waters.
NAB also manufactures and distributes certain brands licensed from Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (DPSG), including Dr Pepper, Crush and Schweppes, and certain juice brands licensed from Dole Food Company, Inc. (Dole) and Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. (Ocean Spray).
First created as a refreshing and energizing tonic in 1898, today Pepsi-Cola is one of the world’s most iconic and recognized consumer brands.
Gatorade® Sports Performance Products
In 2001, Gatorade, one of the world's leading sports drinks, was acquired by PepsiCo. Created by researchers at the University of Florida for the school's football team, "the Gators," the drink is backed by nearly 50 years of science.
Purchased by Pepsi-Cola in 1964, Mountain Dew is the #1 flavored carbonated soft drink in the United States.
In 2007, PepsiCo acquired Naked Juice, a premium juice company in the United States. Packed with refreshing, delicious fruits and vegetables, Naked Juice offers juices, smoothies and coconut water.
PepsiCo entered into The Pepsi-Lipton Tea partnership, a joint venture with Unilever, in 1991. The partnership includes a complete portfolio of ready-to-drink iced teas for every occasion, including Lipton Iced Tea, Pure Leaf Iced Tea and Brisk Iced Tea.
North American Coffee Partnership
The North American Coffee Partnership was founded in 1994 and is a joint venture between Pepsi-Cola North America and a subsidiary of Starbucks Coffee Company. The partnership manufactures, markets and sells ready-to-drink coffee products, including Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot, Starbucks Iced Coffee, Starbucks Refreshers and Starbucks Iced Espresso Classics.
Acquired by PepsiCo in 1998, Tropicana is committed to using the best fruit to give you great tasting juice. Tropicana products include Tropicana Pure Premium®, Trop50® and Tropicana Farmstand®.
For more information on the PepsiCo Americas Beverages portfolio visit: www.PepsiCoBeverageFacts.com
In 1932, C.E. Doolin entered a small San Antonio cafe and purchased a bag of corn chips. Mr. Doolin learned the corn chips manufacturer was eager to sell his small business, so Mr. Doolin purchased the recipe, began making Fritos corn chips in his mother's kitchen and sold them from his Model T Ford.
That same year, Herman W. Lay began his own potato chip business in Nashville by delivering snack foods. Not long after, Mr. Lay purchased the manufacturer, and formed the H.W. Lay & Company. The company became one of the largest snack food companies in the Southeast. In 1961, it merged with the Frito Company, becoming Frito-Lay, Inc.
Today, Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) makes some of the most popular and high-quality snacks in the United States and Canada including Lay’s and Ruffles potato chips, Doritos tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips and branded dips, Santitas tortilla chips, Sun Chips multigrain chips and Fritos corn chips. In addition, FLNA, through a joint venture with Strauss Group makes, markets, sells and distributes Sabra refrigerated dips and spreads.
With more than 75 years of rich history, Lay's potato chips come in over a dozen tasty flavors. The Lay's brand offers several lines including Lay's Wavy and Lay's Kettle Cooked.
For more than 50 years and in over 15 delicious flavors, Doritos tortilla chips give you a bold experience with every bite.
Acquired by PepsiCo in 2006, Stacy’s is real pita bread baked and sliced into chips for a delicious crunch. Stacy’s products also include Pita Crisps, Bagel Chips and Pretzel Thins.
Launched in 1917, these golden-baked pretzel snacks are packed with one-of-a-kind flavor. Rold Gold pretzels come in a variety of shapes and flavors.
Perfect for pairing with dips, Tostitos corn tortilla chips have been welcome at any party since their introduction in 1977. Flavors and lines include Original, Hint of Lime, Tostitos Scoops! and Tostitos Rolls!.
For more information about Frito-Lay visit: www.fritolay.com
The Quaker Oats Company was officially formed in 1901 when several American grain pioneers came together to incorporate the now familiar name. These four pioneers were Ferdinand Schumacher, John Stuart, George Douglas and Henry Parsons Crowell. Dedicated to bringing hearty oats through quality breakfasts, snacks and recipe ideas, Quaker has remained a leading brand in oats.
The Quaker Oats Company merged with PepsiCo in 2001. Today, Quaker offers numerous products and choices including hot cereals, cold cereals, snack bars, rice snacks, Real Medleys and more.
In addition to Quaker’s brands, our Quaker Foods North America division also makes, markets and sells cereals, rice, pasta, dairy and other branded products, such as Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Cap’n Crunch cereal, Life cereal and Rice-A-Roni side dishes.
Quaker Chewy® Granola Bars
Created in 1981 with the goodness of whole grains, Quaker Chewy is the perfect to-go snack, offering a variety of great flavors of great flavors that the whole family will love.
Quaker® Real Medleys® Cereal
In 2012, PepsiCo introduced Quaker Real Medleys oatmeal in the United States, pairing Quaker oats with chunks of real fruit and nuts in a portable and portion-controlled cup.
Quaker® Life® Cereal
Whole grains and with a touch of sweetness, Quaker Life cereal was first introduced in 1961. Flavors include Original, Cinnamon and Maple and Brown Sugar.
Quaker Popped® Crisps
Light and with a crispy crunch, this Quaker snack launched in 1992 under the name Mini Rice Cakes. Today, Quaker Popped crisps make for a delicious bite-sized snack.
For more information about Quaker Oats visit: www.quakeroats.com
Latin America includes all of our beverage, food and snack businesses in Latin America.
Sabritas is the most loved snack brand in Mexico. Founded in 1943, it is renowned for the quality, variety and flavors of its products, and serves as the umbrella brand under which PepsiCo markets Frito-Lay products in Mexico. Sabritas is also the name brand for its own line of potato chips, and manufactures and markets several local brands such as Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Fritos, Crujitos, Poffets, Rancheritos and Sabritones. Sabritas is headquartered in Mexico City. PepsiCo acquired Sabritas in 1966.
Gamesa is a global leader in the cookies market and from Mexico it exports its products to more than 16 countries. Gamesa offers consumers a wide variety of high-quality products for every lifestyle, producing pastries, oats, cereals and other related products. Among its most successful brands are Marias Gamesa, Emperador, Arcoiris, Mamut, Chokis and Maizoro. Headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, it has nine production facilities across Mexico. It was acquired by PepsiCo in 1990.
Other Regional Brands
Other local brands include Toddynho in Brazil, Natuchips in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador, Tortrix in Guatemala and Toddy Cookies in Argentina.
Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) includes all of our beverage, food and snack businesses in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Either independently or in conjunction with third parties, ESSA makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of leading snack food brands including Lay’s, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos and Ruffles, and many Quaker-branded cereals and snacks, as well as beverage concentrates, fountain syrups and finished goods under various beverage brands including Pepsi, Pepsi Max, 7UP, Diet Pepsi and Tropicana.
These branded products are sold to authorized bottlers, independent distributors and retailers. In certain markets, Europe operates its own bottling plants and distribution facilities. ESSA also makes, markets and sells ready-to-drink tea products through an international joint venture with Unilever (under the Lipton brand name). In addition, ESSA makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of leading dairy products including Domik v Derevne, Chudo and Agusha.
PepsiCo Europe Contacts
Rue du Rhône 50
1204 Geneva, Switzerland
For more information about PepsiCo Europe visit: www.pepsico.eu/
In 2011 acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, Russia's leading branded food-and-beverage company, made PepsiCo the #1 food and beverage business in Russia.
In 2010, the PepsiCo brand Marbo opened a potato chip production line at its plant in Backi Maglic, Serbia, bringing state-of-the art technology, as well as 100 new jobs to the local community.
Also in 2010, PepsiCo announced significant investments at its Polish plants, Grodzisk Mazowiecki and Tomaszow Mazowiecki, as well as the creation of new jobs at the Tomaszow plant.
Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA) includes all of our beverage, food and snack businesses in Asia, Middle East and North Africa. Either independently or in conjunction with third parties, makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of leading brands including Lay’s, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos and Smith’s, many Quaker-branded cereals and snacks, beverage concentrates, fountain syrups and finished goods under various beverage brands including Pepsi, Mirinda, 7UP, Mountain Dew, Aquafina and Tropicana.
These branded products are sold to authorized bottlers, independent distributors and retailers. In certain markets, AMENA operates its own bottling plants and distribution facilities. AMENA also, either independently or in conjunction with third parties, makes, markets and sells ready-to-drink tea products through an international joint venture with Unilever (under the Lipton brand name) and licenses the Tropicana brand for use in China on co-branded juice products to a strategic alliance with Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. (Tingyi).
PepsiCo Asia, Middle East & North Africa Contacts
Sheikh Zayed Rd.
Emaar Bldg #2, Level 3
PO Box 11330
Telephone: 00971 4 4253700