PepsiCo's products are sold around the world. Our global business units make and distribute diverse product portfolios, drive innovation and deliver on our Performance with Purpose vision in the regions they serve.
PepsiCo Americas Beverages
Who We Are
PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB) makes, markets, sells and distributes beverage concentrates, fountain syrups and finished goods under various beverage brands. Through strategic acquisitions, partnerships and new product development, PAB has expanded its beverage lineup over the past 20 years to offer top-selling choices for every occasion and lifestyle. As a result, Pepsi-Cola today is the flagship brand in a portfolio of liquid refreshment beverages that includes 14 billion-dollar brands and spans carbonated soft drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks and bottled waters.
Its brands include Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Sierra Mist, Aquafina, Tropicana Pure Premium, AMP Energy, Propel, Mug, SoBe, IZZE and Naked Juice. PAB also distributes and sells in the United States a leading portfolio of ready-to-drink teas and coffees through strategic joint ventures with Unilever and Starbucks, with brands that include Lipton Iced Tea, Pure Leaf and Brisk, Tazo Iced Tea, Starbucks Frappuccino, Starbucks Iced Coffee, Seattle's Best Iced Lattes and Starbucks Refreshers. In 2012, PepsiCo announced that Starbuck's ready-to-drink beverages and Lipton Brisk had grown to more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales, expanding PepsiCo's portfolio of billion-dollar brands.
PAB offers reduced-calorie options for virtually every drink it makes and for every occasion. Today, nearly half of PAB sales volume in the United States comes from no- or low-calorie beverages, healthy juices, and active hydration beverages.
Pepsi-Cola was created in 1898 by Caleb Bradham, a New Bern, North Carolina pharmacist who formulated the drink as a refreshing and energizing tonic. Today, it is one of the world's most iconic and recognized consumer brands globally.
Gatorade: Acquired in 2001
In 2001, Gatorade, one of the world's leading sport's 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 45 years of science.
Mountain Dew: Acquired in 1964
Mountain Dew was invented by an independent soft drink bottler in the 1940s and was purchased by Pepsi-Cola in 1964. Today, Mountain Dew is the #1 flavored carbonated soft drink in the United States. With its one-of-a-kind citrus taste, Mountain Dew exhilarates and quenches with every sip. In addition to original Mountain Dew and Diet Mountain Dew, the DEW product line includes Mountain Dew Code Red, Mountain Dew LiveWire, Mountain Dew Throwback, Mountain Dew Voltage, Mountain Dew White Out and Mountain Dew Kickstart.
In 1991 PepsiCo entered into The Pepsi Lipton Tea partnership, a joint venture with Unilever that manufactures, markets and sells ready-to-drink iced teas in the United States. The partnership includes a complete portfolio of iced teas for every occasion, including Lipton Iced Tea, Pure Leaf Iced Tea and Brisk Iced Tea.
North American Coffee Partnership
Founded in 1994, the North American Coffee Partnership 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, Doubleshot Energy + Coffee and Starbucks Refreshers.
Tropicana: Acquired in 1998
In 1947, Anthony Rossi started a local fruit packaging business called Tropicana. Seven years later, Rossi pioneered a revolutionary pasteurization process for orange juice. For the first time, consumers could enjoy the fresh taste of pure, not-from-concentrate, 100% Florida orange juice in a ready-to-serve package. The juice, Tropicana Pure Premium, became the company's flagship product. PepsiCo acquired Tropicana and the Dole juice business in 1998.
PepsiCo Americas Beverages Contacts
1 Pepsi Way
Somers, NY 10589
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PepsiCo Americas Foods
Who We Are
PepsiCo Americas Foods is the provider of many of the most popular food and snacks throughout North and Latin America. Its portfolio of businesses includes Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Foods North America, and all of our Latin American food and snack businesses.
Frito-Lay North America
In 1932, C.E. Doolin entered a small San Antonio cafe and purchased a bag of corn chips. Little did he dream this savory chip would become one of the nation's most popular snacks. 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.
Meanwhile, that same year, Herman W. Lay began his potato chip business in Nashville by delivering snack foods. Not long after, Mr. Lay purchased the manufacturer, and formed the H.W. Lay & Company. H.W. Lay & Company became one of the largest snack food companies in the Southeast, and today, LAY'S® potato chips is America's favorite potato chip brand.
Years later, in 1961, the Frito Company and the H.W. Lay Company merged to become Frito-Lay, Inc. Today, Frito-Lay North America makes some of the most popular snacks in the United States, including LAY'S® and RUFFLES® potato chips and dips, DORITOS® tortilla chips, TOSTITOS® tortilla chips and dips, CHEETOS® cheese flavored snacks, FRITOS® corn chips and dips, ROLD GOLD® pretzels, SUNCHIPS® multigrain snacks, and CRACKER JACK® candy coated popcorn.
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.
Quaker Foods North America
For more than 135 years, Quaker has provided consumers with innovative products that fit their ever-changing daily lifestyles. It all began on September 1877, when Henry D. Seymour and William Heston, founders of the Quaker Mill Company, registered with the U.S. Patent Office the first breakfast cereal trademark, "a figure of a man in 'Quaker garb.'"
In 1881, Henry Parsons Crowell bought the bankrupt Quaker Mill Company as well as the brand name Quaker. The next year he launched the first national magazine advertising program for a breakfast cereal. In 1888, several of the largest oat millers merged and established the American Cereal Company. And in 1901, the American Cereal Company changed its name to The Quaker Oats Company.
The iconic Quaker Oats round packaging first appeared in 1915 and Quaker Quick Oats, one of America's first convenience products, was introduced in 1922. The first major acquisition of the company was Aunt Jemima Mills Company in 1926, which is today one of the leading manufacturers of pancake mixes and syrup. Gatorade was later acquired in 1983 and the Golden Grain Company, producers of Rice-A-Roni, in 1986.
PepsiCo merged with The Quaker Oats Company in 2001.
Today, Quaker Foods North America makes, markets, sells and distributes products spanning several categories such as hot and ready-to-eat cereals, rice, pasta and other branded products. Some of its best known and beloved brands include Quaker oatmeal, Quaker Chewy granola bars, Life cereal, and Rice-A-Roni and Pasta Roni.
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 and has ten production plants. PepsiCo acquired Sabritas in 1966.
Latin Americas Foods
The Latin Americas Foods business, either independently or in conjunction with third-party partners, makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of snack food brands, including Marias Gamesa, Cheetos, Doritos, Ruffles, Emperador, Saladitas, Elma Chips, Rosquinhas Mabel, Sabritas and Tostitos, as well as many Quaker-branded cereals and snacks. These branded products are sold to independent distributors and retailers.
PepsiCo Americas Foods Contacts
7701 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024-4002
Frito-Lay North America
Quaker Foods North America
Latin America Food and Snacks
- Sabritas in Mexico
- Gamesa in Mexico
Who We Are
PepsiCo Europe includes all beverage, food and snack businesses in Europe and South Africa. Either independently or in conjunction with third-party partners, PepsiCo Europe makes, markets, sells and distributes some of the most respected household brands, including Lay's, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos and Ruffles, many Quaker-branded cereals and snacks, 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, PepsiCo Europe operates its own bottling plants and distribution facilities. PepsiCo Europe also, either independently or in conjunction with third-party partners, makes, markets and sells ready-to-drink tea products through an international joint venture with Unilever (under the Lipton brand name), and sells and distributes a number of leading dairy products, including Domik v Derevne, Chudo and Agusha.
Wimm-Bill-Dann: Acquired in 2011
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.
Marbo: New Line 2010
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.
New Investments: 2010
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.
R&D Innovation: 2011
In 2011, PepsiCo opened a fruit and vegetable research and development innovation center in Hamburg, Germany.
PepsiCo Europe Contacts
Rue du Rhône 50
1204 Geneva, Switzerland
PepsiCo Asia, Middle East & Africa
Who We Are
PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), includes all beverage, food and snack businesses in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, excluding South Africa. Either independently or in conjunction with third-party partners, PepsiCo AMEA makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of iconic PepsiCo brands, including Lay's, Chipsy, Kurkure, 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, PepsiCo AMEA operates its own bottling plants and distribution facilities. PepsiCo AMEA also, either independently or in conjunction with third-party partners, makes, markets and sells ready-to-drink tea products through an international joint venture with Unilever (under the Lipton brand name) and licenses co-branded juice products to third-party partners through a strategic alliance with Tingyi under the House of Tropicana brand name.
PepsiCo Asia, Middle East & Africa Contacts
Sheikh Zayed Rd.
Emaar Bldg #2, Level 3
PO Box 11330
Telephone: 00971 4 4253700