PepsiCo's food and beverage products are sold around the world. Our six global divisions make and distribute diverse product portfolios, drive innovation and deliver 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 PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB), which includes all of our North American and Latin American beverage businesses, 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. PAB offers 14 billion-dollar brands that span carbonated soft drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, sports drinks, and bottled waters – enough choices to satisfy a wide range of consumer taste, occasion, and lifestyle in the Western Hemisphere.
PAB makes, markets, sells and distributes beverage concentrates, fountain syrups and finished goods under various beverage brands, including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Naked Juice, Sierra Mist, SoBe, Izze, Mug, Mirinda, AMP Energy, Propel, Aquafina and 7UP (outside the United States). PAB also, either independently or in conjunction with third parties, makes, markets and sells ready-to-drink tea and coffee products through joint ventures with Unilever (under the Lipton brand name) and Starbucks. Further, PAB 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, today Pepsi-Cola is one of the world’s most iconic and recognized consumer brands.
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. Today Gatorade is the official sports drink of the NBA, AVP, PGA, Major League Baseball, and numerous other elite intercollegiate and professional organizations and teams.
Invented by an independent soft drink bottler in the 1940s and purchased by Pepsi-Cola in 1964, 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 2007, PepsiCo acquired Naked Juice, a premium juice company in the United States.
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.
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
For more information on the PepsiCo Americas Beverages portfolio visit: www.PepsiCoBeverageFacts.com
Who We Are
In 1961, the Frito Company and the H.W. Lay Company merged to become Frito-Lay, Inc. Today, Frito-Lay North America (FLNA), either independently or in conjunction with third parties, makes, markets, sells and distributes some of the most popular snacks in the United States, including Lay’s potato chips, Doritos tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese flavored snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips and branded dips, Ruffles potato chips, Fritos corn chips and Santitas tortilla chips. In addition, FLNA’s joint venture with Strauss Group makes, markets, sells and distributes Sabra refrigerated dips and spreads.
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.
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.
Frito-Lay North America Contacts
P.O. Box 660634
Dallas TX 75266-0634
Tel. (800) 352-4477
For more information about Frito-Lay visit: www.fritolay.com
For more than 130 years, Quaker's brands have served as symbols of quality, great taste and nutrition. PepsiCo merged with The Quaker Oats Company in 2001. Today, either independently or in conjunction with third parties, Quaker Foods North America makes, markets, sells and distributes products spanning several categories such as hot and ready-to-eat cereals, rice, pasta, dairy and other branded products. Some of its best-known and beloved brands include Quaker oatmeal, Quaker Chewy granola bars, Cap’n Crunch cereal, Life cereal and Rice-A-Roni side dishes.
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 side dishes, in 1986.
Quaker Foods North America Contacts
P.O. Box 049003
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel. (800) 367-6287
For more information about Quaker Oats visit: www.quakeroats.com
PepsiCo’s Latin America Foods (LAF), which includes all PepsiCo food and snack businesses in Latin America, either independently or in conjunction with third parties, makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of snack food brands, including Doritos, Marias Gamesa, Cheetos, Ruffles, Emperador, Saladitas, Sabritas, Elma Chips, Tostitos and Rosquinhas Mabel, as well as many Quaker-branded cereals and snacks. These branded products are sold to independent distributors and retailers.
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.
PepsiCo Europe includes all beverage, food and snack businesses in Europe and South Africa. Either independently or in conjunction with third parties, PepsiCo Europe makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of leading snack food brands including Lay’s, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos and Ruffles, as well as 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, Europe operates its own bottling plants and distribution facilities. PepsiCo Europe also makes, markets and sells ready-to-drink tea products through an international joint venture with Unilever (under the Lipton brand name). In addition, Europe makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of leading dairy products including Domik v Derevne, Chudo and Agusha.
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.
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
For more information about PepsiCo Europe visit: www.pepsico.eu/
PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), which includes all beverage, food and snack businesses in AMEA, excluding South Africa, either independently or in conjunction with third parties, makes, markets, sells and distributes a number of leading snack food brands.
These brands include 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, PepsiCo AMEA operates its own bottling plants and distribution facilities. PepsiCo AMEA 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 & Africa Contacts
Sheikh Zayed Rd.
Emaar Bldg #2, Level 3
PO Box 11330
Telephone: 00971 4 4253700