PURCHASE, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting the evolving needs of today's consumer and the increased desire for more good- and better-for-you choices on-the-go, PepsiCo today announced the launch of a new, state-of-the-art food and beverage vending initiative called "Hello Goodness." Debuting today at the Beverage Digest Future Smarts Conference in New York City, the vending unit offers good- and better-for-you product choices from the company's diverse and highly complementary food and beverage portfolio. PepsiCo will place several thousand units throughout the U.S. in 2016 in a variety of locations, including select healthcare, recreational, transportation, governmental, workplace and educational facilities.
The Hello Goodness vending machine -- which will also be available in a beverage-only version -- features a thoughtfully chosen selection of PepsiCo products such as such as Naked Juice, Smartfood Delight popcorn, Lay's Oven Baked potato chips, Quaker Real Medleys bars, Pure Leaf iced tea, Propel Electrolyte Water, Tropicana Pure Premium and Sabra Ready-to-Eat Hummus cups.
The Hello Goodness vending machine also goes beyond traditional vending machines in the market and:
- Features a digital point-of-sale touch screen with product nutritional information
- Suggests food and beverage pairing ideas for different eating occasions throughout the day
- Is smart equipment, giving PepsiCo real-time consumer preference insights to further inform future offerings
- Contains dual climate-control shelving, allowing both perishable and non-perishable items to be easily vended together at the correct temperature
- Allows for cashless and digital vending
"Consumers want more choice when it comes to what they eat and drink on-the-go and we're providing the choices they want," said Kirk Tanner, chief operating officer, PepsiCo North America Beverages. "For years, PepsiCo has been transforming its portfolio to offer more and better food and beverages. We're continuing this journey with our new Hello Goodness vending initiative, which brings together the power of our brands and our expertise in design, category management and equipment innovation expertise."
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PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our vision to deliver top tier financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into our business strategy, leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. We do this in part by offering a wide range of products; increasing the number of our nutritious foods and beverages; reducing our environmental impacts; and supporting our employees and the communities where we do business; all of which will help position the company for long-term sustainable growth. For more information please visit www.pepsico.com.
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