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May 3, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar sexual reference to slain civil rights figure Emmett Till. Wayne had been a spokesman for the company's Mountain Dew soda. PHOTOS: Rapper Lil Wayne a.k.a. Dwayne Carter “We do not plan any additional work with Lil Wayne moving forward,” PepsiCo said in a statement on Friday.
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BUSINESS
January 24, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
PepsiCo Inc. announced plans Friday to invest $5 billion to expand in Mexico over the next five years, a move that will boost its production capacity and add 4,000 new jobs to the country's economy.  The beverage and snack maker said Mexico is "one of the most attractive markets in  Latin America , with a growing middle class and numerous opportunities for long-term economic growth. " The New York-based company has been investing aggressively in recent years to strengthen its business in emerging markets.
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NEWS
December 30, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Soft drink companies usually get a bad rap in the raging debate about obesity. So it would seem encouraging that PepsiCo recently opened a research lab to study and develop more healthful products. And it happens to be right next to Yale University. This Hartford Courant story describes the connection this way: "The lab has no formal affiliation with Yale, but it operates near the campus and the researchers say they hope to benefit from their proximity to the university's resources.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar sexual reference to slain civil rights figure Emmett Till. Wayne had been a spokesman for the company's Mountain Dew soda. PHOTOS: Rapper Lil Wayne a.k.a. Dwayne Carter “We do not plan any additional work with Lil Wayne moving forward,” PepsiCo said in a statement on Friday.
NATIONAL
October 29, 2009 | Associated Press
Two men who contend PepsiCo Inc. stole their idea to sell bottled water sued the snack- and drink-maker in Wisconsin and won a $1.26-billion judgment last month after the company didn't respond. PepsiCo, which calls the accusation "dubious," says it didn't know about the lawsuit until almost a week after the court granted the award without a trial. The company wants the court to toss out the ruling, known as a default judgment, or at least give PepsiCo a chance to fight the accusation.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
PepsiCo Inc. plans to invest $1 billion in China in the next four years to increase production in the world's most populous nation. The company also intends to boost local research and development, launch products, expand its sales force and build its brand in China.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2011 | By Gregory Karp
It's an environmental as well as a marketing achievement: using 100% agricultural waste to make a top-quality plastic bottle that can then be placed back in the existing recycling system. "It's closing the loop," said Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "It's the beginning of the end for petroleum-based plastic bottles. " PepsiCo announced Tuesday that it had "cracked the code," inventing what it calls the world's first plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, fully renewable resources.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1985
Pepsico Inc. said its second-quarter net income came to $256 million, compared to a loss of $42.5 million resulting from a restructuring in the same period a year earlier. Revenue for the three-month period ended June 15 rose 7% to $1.94 billion from $1.82 billion, the company said. The Purchase, N.Y.-based concern said it had strong operating earnings growth of 29% in both the second quarter and in the first half of the year.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2007
PepsiCo Inc. said it was reorganizing to create three operational units. The old structure had two divisions: PepsiCo North America and PepsiCo International. PepsiCo Americas Foods will include Frito-Lay North America, Quaker and its fast-growing Sabritas and Gamesa brands in Mexico. PepsiCo Americas Beverages will include Pepsi-Cola North America, Gatorade, Tropicana and all Latin American beverage businesses.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
PepsiCo Inc. sold its Quaker Oats bagged-cereal business to closely held Malt-O-Meal Co. for an undisclosed price to focus on more-profitable boxed-cereal brands such as Cap'n Crunch. The bagged-cereal unit includes brands such as Quaker Frosted Shredded Wheat. The business represented about 5% of Quaker's North American food sales last year, PepsiCo said. Shares of PepsiCo rose 69 cents to $42.90 on the NYSE.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
PepsiCo has removed an online ad plugging its Mountain Dew soft drink after viewers complained that the spot - -- featuring a battered and terrified white woman trying to pick a suspect out of a lineup of black men -- was racist and misogynistic. The minute-long commercial was developed by rapper Tyler, the Creator, who is black. He and Mountain Dew are removing the video from all their channels, according to a Mountain Dew statement. “We apologize for this video and take full responsibility,” the company said.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Heard of cola chicken? China has. It's a popular dish in the huge nation, where Pepsi soda and Lay's potato chips have introduced Pepsi-chicken chips. That's right -- chips made to taste like Pepsi and chicken. Together. Cola chicken is chicken wings stir-fried in a wok with a caramelized sauce of cola, soy sauce and other seasonings. In L.A., you can find the dish at dim sum palace Elite.  PepsiCo came up with the idea during a brainstorming session among its marketing and R&D teams and its Shanghai ad agency, according to AdAge.
BUSINESS
August 31, 2012 | By David Lazarus
At first glance, it seems innocent enough that Diet Pepsi is tweaking its formula to stay sweet a little while longer. The soda's current sweetener -- aspartame -- loses its potency faster than high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener that's used in most regular sodas. To remedy that, PepsiCo is reportedly experimenting with other sweetener mixes. A new-and-improved version could be unveiled next year. The company told the Associated Press that it's "always looking at ways to provide the best consumer experience.
NEWS
May 3, 2012 | Bloomberg News
PepsiCo Inc., the maker of Gatorade sports drinks and Tropicana juice, expects its alliance with Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. to lift Chinabeverage volumes from the third quarter. The deal, which was approved byChina'sMinistry of Commerce in March, will see Tingyi's drinks unit become the franchise bottler in China for PepsiCo. The Tingyi unit will partner with current PepsiCo bottlers to make, sell and distribute sodas and Gatorade drinks as the U.S. company invests to narrow the gap withCoca-Cola Co.in the world's second-largest economy.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
PepsiCo  Inc., the international food and beverage giant that owns Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and other brands, shuffled some of its top management positions in an attempt to create a line of succession behind current chairman and chief executive Indra K. Nooyi. Brian Cornell, recently chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Sam's Club division, is returning to the fold as chief executive of PepsiCo Americas Food. He's replacing John Compton, who will take on the new position of president of PepsiCo.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2012 | By David Colker
The Center for Science in the Public Interest says its testing has found "high levels" of an animal carcinogen, 4-methylimidazole, in Coca-Cola and Pepsi cola drinks. The chemical is a result of the process used to give the colas -- including the diet versions -- their caramel coloring. But the federal Food and Drug Administration said there is not much to worry about, according to Bloomberg News. Agency spokesman Douglass Karas said Monday in a statement that a human would have to drink more than a thousand cans of the drinks in a day to reach the chemical level shown to cause cancer in rodents.  And the American Beverage Assn.
BUSINESS
February 22, 1992 | Associated Press
Pepsico Inc. has bought a minority stake in a maker of food vending carts--or kiosks--which the soft drink company plans to use for some of its fast-food operations. Terms of the deal with Carts of Colorado Inc. were not disclosed. The company announced Thursday that it had entered a partnership with Pepsico, the parent of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
PepsiCo Inc., the world's second-largest soft-drink maker, said fourth-quarter profit climbed 30% because of declining costs and higher sales of Gatorade sports drinks. Net income rose to $897 million, or 51 cents a share, from $689 million, or 39 cents, a year earlier, when it had higher costs from buying Quaker Oats Co., PepsiCo said. Sales rose 9.4% to $8.07 billion. Shares of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo rose 95 cents to $48.55 on the New York Stock Exchange.
BUSINESS
November 23, 2011 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
There's more to Naked Juice than the Monrovia juice company promotes in its advertising, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit accuses Naked Juice and parent company PepsiCo Inc. of marketing juice products as "all natural" when they actually contain "unnaturally processed and synthetic ingredients. " Those ingredients include zinc oxide, ascorbic acid, cyanocobalamin and others. "Consumers were deceived into believing that the unnatural products were in fact natural substances," but were actually created through "artificial and mechanical means," the lawsuit said.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2011 | By Andrew Seidman, Los Angeles Times
In an effort to forestall proposed government regulation of food and beverage products that can be advertised to children, some of the biggest companies in the industry have put forth their own, self-imposed measures. The industry's plan targets a number of food types, including juices, dairy products, grains, soups and meals. It holds companies to limits on the amount of calories, sugar, sodium and saturated fat allowed in foods promoted to children. The self-imposed regulations, announced Thursday, would give companies time to make adjustments.
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