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.
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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.