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PepsiCo and Beyond Meat® Establish JV to develop Plant-Based Protein foods: The PLANeT Partnership, LLC

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat® Establish JV to develop Plant-Based Protein Foods: The PLANeT Partnership, LLC

January 30, 2021
Partnership advances PepsiCo's commitments to expand its portfolio of positive choices for consumers and for the planet. The venture will allow Beyond Meat to reach more consumers by entering new product categories and distribution channels.
Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Small Number of Ruffles Original Potato Chips

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Small Number of Ruffles Original Potato Chips

January 24, 2021
Frito-Lay issued a voluntary recall of a small number of 13 1/2 oz. “Party Size” bags of Ruffles Original Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients.
PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goal and Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goal and Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

January 14, 2021
Pepsico announced it will accelerate its efforts to build a more resilient and sustainable food system, reducing GHG emissions by more than 40% by 2030. In 2020 the company achieved its objective to use 100% renewable electricity in the United States and plans to do the same in Mexico and Australia by the end of 2021
PepsiCo Appoints Dr. Pietro Antonio Tataranni as Chief Medical Officer to protect workers, products from COVID-19

PepsiCo Appoints Chief Medical Officer to protect workers, products from COVID-19

November 22, 2020
PepsiCo, Inc. recently announced that Pietro Antonio Tataranni, MD has been named the company's global Chief Medical Officer. He will oversee the company's efforts to protect its global workforce, products, and communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
PepsiCo Targets 100% Renewable Electricity Globally

PepsiCo Targets 100% Renewable Electricity Globally by 2030

September 22, 2020
Food and beverage leader joins RE100 initiative with ambition to achieve 100% renewable electricity globally for direct operations by 2030 and across entire franchise and third-party operations by 2040.
Pepsico expands Better-For-You snacks portfolio by acquisition of BFY Brands

Pepsico expands Better-For-You snacks portfolio by acquisition of BFY Brands

December 02, 2019
BFY Brands, Inc., the snack company which makes PopCorners® and other better-for-you snacks, and Permira, the global private equity firm, today announced that BFY has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP)
McCain announces Farms of the Future initiative to advance sustainable farming practices

McCain Foods announces Farms of the Future initiative to demonstrate feasibility of sustainable farming

September 25, 2019
McCain Foods has announced its commitment to a new innovative program, Farms of the Future. The goal of the program is to advance sustainable farming practices by helping to demonstrate their scalability and their economic viability.
McCain Foods joins OP2B, an initiative to enhance biodiversity in agricultural supply chains

McCain Foods joins OP2B, an initiative to enhance biodiversity in agricultural supply chains

September 23, 2019
McCain Foods joins the 'One Planet Business for Biodiversity' (OP2B) coalition as a founding member. This initiative to protect and restore biodiversity in agricultural supply chains was launched today at the United Nations Climate Action Summit
Scientists discover key plant virus-insect virus interaction

Scientists discover key plant virus-insect virus interaction

June 19, 2019
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage around the world every year.
Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material

Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material

June 11, 2019
Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.
Store brands outpace national brands, growing more than 40% over 5 years

Store brands outpace national brands, growing more than 40% over 5 years

April 25, 2019
An analysis of the latest Nielsen data provided by the Private Label Manufacturing Association reveals that private label dollar volume in the mass retail channel surged +41% over the last five years, compared to a gain of only +7.4% for national brands.
Pepsico's 'chief innovator' Mehmood Khan retires; More leadership changes

Pepsico's 'chief innovator' Mehmood Khan retires; More leadership changes

March 04, 2019
Pepsico announced today a series of senior leadership changes. Furthermore, Rene Lammers is appointed as new Chief Science officer as Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development is retiring.

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