What is the Pepsi Company®?

The Pepsi Company® is one of the largest food and beverage brands that distributes millions of products all over the world. From what started out as a carbonated soft drink and two snack companies merging together, the PepsiCo has become one of the most successful companies we have ever known. The Pepsi Company® owns and manufactures products from brands like Mountain Dew®, Gatorade®, Doritos®, and Smartfood®, which are popular brands across the world. Whether you are replenishing your breakroom supplies, stocking a vending machine, or restocking a convenient store, W.B. Mason has all the PepsiCo products to fulfill your customer's needs.

What products does Pepsi offer?

The Pepsi Company® offers a long list of products that range from carbonated drinks, non-carbonated drinks, to potato chips, and oatmeal. Over the years, the Pepsi Company® has acquired many popular brands which has brought much success. Here is a list of the food and drink brands Pepsi owns that might be sitting in your breakroom right now:

Pepsi Drinks & Beverages:

  • Aquafina®
  • Bubly™
  • Gatorade®
  • Lipton®
  • Mountain Dew®
  • Naked®
  • Ocean Spray®
  • Pepsi®
  • Starbucks™
  • Tazo®

Pepsi Food & Snacks:

  • Dole®
  • Doritos®
  • Frito-Lay®
  • Miss Vickie's®
  • Quaker®
  • Pop Corners®
  • Sabra®
  • Smartfood®
  • Sun Chips®
  • Tostitos®

What is the history of the Pepsi Company®?

The Pepsi Company® was established in the early 1890s in the state of North Carolina by a pharmacist named Caleb Bradham. He wanted to create a soft drink to compete with Coca-Cola®, which at the time was very successful. The name “Pepsi-Cola” was trademarked in 1903, which was also the time when Bradham moved the business from the drugstore to a rented warehouse. He needed to move the production facilities to accommodate for the large volume at which they were making the product. The first few years of business were very successful, but after a few logo changes and the impacts of World War I, the company went bankrupt due to high sugar prices.

Ironically, the Great Depression was a successful time for Pepsi. 12-ounce bottles were introduced and sold at the same price as Coca-Cola®'s 6-ounce bottle, which helped Pepsi out-sell Coca-Cola®. The company chose to use radio as their main method of advertising. The jingle they created referred to Coca-Cola®'s price being the same as Pepsi's, despite the difference in volume. Consumers then realized that they could get double the product with Pepsi for the same price as the competitor. Between 1936 and 1938, Pepsi's profits doubled.

In 1964, Pepsi invented the country's first diet soft drink and in 1977, the brand became the top soft drink sold in grocery stores. As of January 2021, the Pepsi Company® has acquired and now owns 16 beverage brands and 7 food brands each generating over 1 billion dollars in sales each year.

What other major brand makes up PepsiCo?

Frito-Lay® is the other major brand that makes up PepsiCo. The brand Frito became established in 1932 by a man named C.E. Doolin after he ate a bag of corn chips at a café. He bought the corn chip recipe from the previous business owner and began making and selling the corn chips. Herman W. Lay bought out the current business owner and established H.W. Lay & Company that same year. The two septate companies become successful on their own, but eventually merged to create Frito-Lay® Inc. in 1961. In 1965, Frito-Lay® merged with Pepsi-Cola to create PepsiCo, and has been acquiring more brands ever since.

Who is the owner of the Pepsi Company®?

The Pepsi brand, along with Frito-Lay® is owned by PepsiCo. As of October of 2018, Ramón Laguarta has been the company's CEO, making him the sixth CEO in company history. Laguarta is also the first Spanish CEO of a large American multinational company. The ownership of the company is made up of The Vanguard Group and BlackRock, which are both well-known investment companies located in Pennsylvania and New York City.

Where are the PepsiCo. headquarters?

The Pepsi headquarters are located in Harrison, New York.

Does the Pepsi Company® use any eco-friendly methods of production?

The Pepsi Company® practices environmentally friendly methods of production and energy efficiency to the best of their ability. Considering how many products the company produces and distributes on a daily basis, the ways in which they are taking responsibility and caring for the planet has been tremendous. Here are some of their accomplishments throughout the years:

  • In 2010, PepsiCo's first all-electric delivery trucks started their journey to save energy during deliveries.
  • In 2013, the Sustainable Farming Program (SFP) launched which meant that by 2020, Pepsi's crops will have been 87% sustainably sourced around the world.
  • 2016 marked Pepsi's UK's dedication to bring a 50% reduction in both water and carbon usage within 5 years.
  • In 2018, the company released compostable snack bags in the United States, as well as Chile and India.
  • Again in 2018, the company launched a residential recycling challenge called “All in one Recycling” that resulted in $25 million in matching funds.
  • In 2019, PepsiCo won the Climate Leadership Award.
  • In 2020, the company set a goal that by the end of the year, snacks and drinks will be made using 100% renewable electricity. The company then said they will go on to use 100% renewable electricity in all of their direct operations by 2030, and by 2040, the global operations will go on to do the same thing.

Where to buy Pepsi products?

Pepsi and Frito-Lay® products can be purchased in grocery stores, at wholesale clubs, and online from W.B. Mason. Buying products from the PepsiCo in bulk from W.B. Mason can save your company lots of time and money. If you are stocking the breakroom, teacher's lounge, or a vending machine up with Pepsi and Frito-Lay® products, check out our wide selection and get it delivered as soon as the following business day.

W.B. Mason's G.O.L.D. Star Delivery service ensures that you receive your order as soon as the following business day, and that we will deliver exactly where you need it. Instead of leaving it at reception or in the lobby, W.B. Mason delivery drivers will bring your order to the breakroom, the teacher's lounge or even the vending machine on the 4th floor.

Pepsi products from W.B. Mason

W.B. Mason is your one stop shop for all Pepsi and Frito-Lay® products. The crisp and refreshing taste of Pepsi-Cola, and the saltiness and crunch from Frito-Lay® are only a couple major brands that are owned by the PepsiCo. Add some additional PepsiCo products to your order that will be sure to give you a boost of energy and satisfy your mid-day work cravings. Stock up today.


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