PepsiCo is an American New York-based global corporation that manufactures and markets grain-based snack foods beverages and other products. It was found in 1965 with the merger of Pepsi Cola and Frito Lay, Incorporated. It is included in the Fortune Magazine’s Fortune 500 list of America’s 500 largest corporations.
The 10 most sold PepsiCo products are mentioned below according to their ranking in PepsiCo’s 2009 Annual Report.
This carbonated soft drink was invented in 1898 Caleb Bradham as ‘Brad’s Drink’. It was later renamed to ‘Pepsi Cola’ in 1903.
Mountain Dew is a citrus-flavored carbonated soft drink. It was invented by two beverage bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman in the 1940s. The brand’s production rights were obtained by PepsiCo in 1964.
‘Lay’s’ is the brand name for a variety of potato chips. The brand was introduced in 1932 by Frito Lay, a company that is now owned by PepsiCo.
Gatorade is a brand of sport-related foods and beverages including sport drinks, protein beverages and nutrition bars. It replenishes fluids, carbohydrates and electrolytes which are divested from the body during physical exercise. It was first developed in 1965 at the University of Florida and is hence named after the university’s sports team, the Gators.
Introduced as a variant of Pepsi Cola in 1964, Diet Pepsi is a sugar-free, no-calorie carbonated soft drink. Its biggest market is the United States.
Tropicana Products is an Illinois-based American juice company that was founded in 1947 by Anthony T. Rossy in Florida. It was bought by PepsiCo in 1998.
7 Up is a lemon-lime flavored, non-caffeinated carbonated soft drink the rights to which are a held by Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the United States and PepsiCo in the rest of the world. It was created by Charles Leiper Grigg in 1929. It was popular as a medicine during the early 20th century.
Doritos is a brand of seasoned, tortilla chips created by Arch West. It was introduced in 1964 by Frito Lay, Inc which was bought by PepsiCo one year later.
Lipton is a brand of tea produced by PepsiCo in partnership with Unilever. It was invented by Sir Thomas Lipton towards the end of the 19th century. It met immediate success following its introduction.
Quaker Oats is an American food corporation which was founded in 1901 by the merger of four oat mills. It was bought by PepsiCo in2001 and currently produces breakfast cereals and other oat-based food products.
Author Mohibullah Hussaini