Global context

PepsiCo products

Helping to create a healthier relationship between people and food means continuing to transform our product offerings and increasing people's access to more nutritious options. PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose 2025 agenda starts with what we make.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. At the same time, hunger and malnutrition remain two of the world's most serious health problems. And with the world's population expected to surge to 9.8 billion by 2050, according to the United Nations, the private food industry will need to make nutritious food available in greater quantities and at affordable prices. Simultaneously, consumer demand for more nutritious foods and beverages continues to rise, presenting growth potential for PepsiCo.

As part of our overarching Products strategy, PepsiCo is taking aggressive steps to implement many of the actions recommended by the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Disease (NCDs) 2013-2020. We will do this by:

  • Innovating and reformulating our products to reduce added sugars, sodium and saturated fat
  • Introducing more nutritious options into our portfolio
  • Providing clear labeling information about product ingredients
  • Adhering to responsible marketing policies
  • Meeting the highest standards for food quality and safety

When taken together, these actions help enable consumers to make healthy, informed choices for themselves and their families. To learn more about our work related to Products, please refer to the following A-Z Topics on our website: NutritionSaturated FatSodiumSugarAdvertising and Marketing to ChildrenNutritional LabelingBioengineered Foods and IngredientsCaramel ColoringProduct Safety & Quality, and Responsible Research.

Our Progress

PepsiCo reducing sugar in products

Central to Performance with Purpose (PwP) is the continued transformation of our portfolio, including offering healthier options.

Since before the turn of the century, PepsiCo recognized changing consumer preferences and the growth potential in more nutritious products.  

Over the years, PepsiCo has made a number of moves to accelerate our transformation:

  • Acquired Tropicana
  • Merged with The Quaker Oats Company, which also brought the Gatorade business to PepsiCo
  • Acquired Wimm-Bill-Dann – Russia’s leader in dairy products, with a solid position in juice
  • Formed a joint-venture partnership with Strauss Group that includes Sabra--the number one brand of hummus and the leader in chilled dips and spreads

PepsiCo has also invested in trusted, global nutrition brands and enjoys a portfolio of category-leading brands including Naked Juice and Lipton ready-to-drink tea.

More and more families are eating healthier, and in turn, we continue to grow what we call our Everyday Nutrition business – products with positive nutrition like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy, protein and hydration – which now accounts for 27% of the company's revenue.

While we have grown our Everyday Nutrition business, we have also improved the nutritional profile of many of our products by reducing added sugars, saturated fat and sodium. We have also worked, through our business and the PepsiCo Foundation, to help advance nutrition and food security in communities around the world. These all continue to be key priorities for PepsiCo, and are important goals in our PwP 2025 agenda.

View our 2017 Sustainability Report2025 Agenda, and our A-Z Topics to learn more about our progress in each of our Products Pillar areas.

2025 Agenda

PepsiCo Progress on products

As you'll see in our 2025 Agenda, we intend to continue building on this progress over the next decade, with plans to further transform our portfolio as well as significantly expanding our food and beverage offerings containing positive nutrition, with a focus on reaching more underserved communities and consumers with healthier choices.

Bringing about systemic and comprehensive improvements in the global diet will require the engagement of large food and beverage companies like PepsiCo. Our global scale, resources and capabilities will continue to be valuable assets as we partner with governments and NGOs to address health and nutrition priorities around the world.

Because no one company can solve public health challenges alone, we will continue to work with partners and experts to meet our Products goals while contributing to global efforts around food security, improved nutrition, health and well-being.

Key programs and partners: World Food Programme, Food For GoodHello Goodness

recent work

See below for examples on ways that we have been transforming our portfolio and offering healthier options: