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PepsiCo Corporate Information
PepsiCo, Inc. is among the largest consumer products companies in the world, with 2001 revenues of $27 billion and 143,000 employees. The PepsiCo principal businesses include Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker Foods.
PepsiCo brand names are among the best-known and most respected in the world. Some of the PepsiCo brand names are 100 years old, but the corporation is relatively young. PepsiCo, Inc. was founded in 1965 through the merger of Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay. Tropicana was acquired in 1998. In 2001, PepsiCo merged with the Quaker Oats Company, creating the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company, with 15 brands each generating more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. The success of PepsiCo is the result of superior products, high standards of performance, distinctive competitive strategies and the high level of integrity of our people. Our overriding objective is to increase the value of our shareholders' investment through integrated operating, investing and financing activities. Our strategy is to concentrate our resources on growing our businesses, both through internal growth and carefully selected acquisitions. Our strategy is continually fine-tuned to address the opportunities and risks of the global marketplace. The corporation's success reflects our continuing commitment to growth and a focus on those businesses where we can drive our own growth and create opportunities.