Real Talk, Real Solutions: PepsiCo commits to investing in Central Florida community
News 6 anchor and Real Talk Real Solutions host Ginger Gadsden recently sat down with the first president of multicultural business & equity development at PepsiCo to learn more about his role and how he is using it to strengthen minority communities.
Peeps Pepsi is now a thing
Now you can eat Peeps and drink them, too. Pepsi and Peeps are teaming up for a new cola that combines the two sweet flavors. Pepsi announced a collaboration with Peeps called PEPSI x PEEPS. AdAll you have to do is post your favorite springtime activities on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #hangingwithmypeeps and tag Pepsi. Pepsi says the new flavor could eventually be sold publicly if there’s demand for it.
Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has memoir out in September
FILE - Indra Nooyi participates in an event on Oct. 9, 2018, in New York. The former PepsiCo CEO has a memoir titled "My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future" coming out Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK – Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has a memoir coming out this fall that her publisher is calling an “unvarnished take" on her rise to becoming one of the world's most powerful women. “My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future" will be published Sept. 28, Portfolio Books announced Monday. She worked at PepsiCo for 24 years, 12 of them as CEO, before stepping down in 2018.
PepsiCo goes Beyond Meat in new partnership
PepsiCo is joining forces with Beyond Meat to develop new snacks and drinks made from plant-based proteins. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)PepsiCo and Beyond Meat are creating a joint venture to develop snacks and drinks made from plant-based proteins. The join venture gives Pepsi access to one of the leading plant-based meat companies at a time when consumers are increasingly cutting back on meat consumption and looking for healthier, more sustainable foods. Meat giant Tyson Foods, which used to own a stake in Beyond Meat, now has its own line of plant-based meats. U.S. sales of plant-based meat jumped 45% in the 52 weeks ending Jan. 16; traditional meat sales rose 19% in the same period, according to NielsenIQ, a data firm.
Aunt Jemima brand retired by Quaker due to racial stereotype
A box of Aunt Jemima pancake mix sits on a stovetop Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Harrison, N.Y. Pepsico is changing the name and marketing image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup, according to media reports. (AP Photo/Courtney Dittmar)NEW YORK – America’s painful struggles over racism have finally caught up with Aunt Jemima, that ubiquitous fixture served up at breakfast tables for 131 years. Quaker Oats announced Wednesday that it will retire the Aunt Jemima brand, saying the company recognizes the character’s origins are “based on a racial stereotype.” Indeed, the logo was inspired by 19th century minstrel celebrating the “mammy,” a black woman content to serve her white masters. Richardson said Aunt Jemima epitomizes the dark comfort that some Americans take from imagery of black servitude, so normalized that it's on their box of pancake mix. Earlier this week, the singer Kirby posted a TikTok video called “How to Make a Non Racist Breakfast” explaining some of the backstory of the Aunt Jemima brand.
Pepsi in, Coke out on Carnival Cruises starting in 2020
New beverage options will be available if you’re taking a Carnival Cruise in 2020. The popular cruise line announced Wednesday it is replacing Coca-Cola products with Pepsi’s line of beverages on its North American fleet starting in Jan. 2020, according to a press release. “At Carnival Cruise Line, we invite our guests to Choose Fun, and now with PepsiCo’s extensive portfolio of brands, we’re able to give them more ways to choose a beverage that suits their taste, mood and preference,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. This switch means passengers will have access to PepsiCo’s line of soft drinks as well as bubly, Pure Leaf, Naked Juice, Gatorade, MTN Dew, Starbucks, Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Sierra Mist and Sierra Mist Zero Sugar among others. “We’re also excited to work with PepsiCo on our shared commitment to sustainability, including a reduced reliance on plastics, and alternative ways to deliver and serve water and other beverages.”