) American snack division, Frito-Lay, recently announced the
launch of 2 new Tapatio-flavored Frito-Lay snacks.
The new snacks, Lay's Tapatio Limon flavored potato chips and
Cheetos Tapatio flavored snacks are the latest additions to the
Tapatio and Frito-Lay brand partnership. Tapatio is one of the
most popular hot sauce brands in America. Frito-Lay division
already markets many snacks in partnership with Tapatio hot
sauce, including Ruffles Tapatio Limon flavored potato chips and
Doritos Tapatio flavored tortilla chips.
The Frito-Lay segment manufactures and sells cereals, rice,
pasta, dairy and other branded products and includes some popular
names like Quaker oatmeal, Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Quaker
grits, Cap'n Crunch cereal, Life cereal among others.
The segment did significantly well in the fourth quarter of
2012, results of which were announced in mid-February this year.
Segment organic revenues grew 5% fueled largely by volume growth
and improved market share trends due to stepped-up advertising
support. Profits also increased as organic top-line growth and
productivity benefits were partially offset by the commodity cost
headwinds and increased marketing expenses.
PepsiCo was in news recently for rumors of its possible merger
with food giant,
Mondelez International, Inc.
The Telegraph of London
reported last month that activist investor Nelson Peltz is fast
building stakes in PepsiCo and Mondelez, possibly in pursuit of a
large $170 billion merger of the consumer giants.
The news daily conjectured that Peltz may push PepsiCo to
either take over Mondelez or split it up into 2 separate
companies. PepsiCo has, however, denied rumors and issued a
statement stating that it is not interested in large
Mondelez emerged from the split of Kraft Foods, Inc last year
into two 2 separate companies, Mondelez and
Kraft Foods Group
PepsiCo carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). A stock in the
beverage industry that is currently performing well is
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A.
) - Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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