New PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is keeping the $35 billion snack-and-beverage giant on course as the company increases its global presence and focuses on healthy offerings. Along with extending the reach of such established brands as Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade, PespiCo continually rolls out innovative sodas and Frito-Lay snacks, boosting the products’ nutritional value while tailoring them to local tastes. The India-born Nooyi is also a proponent of corporate social responsibility, pushing the company to improve its performance on everything from recycling to water conservation. Nooyi firmly believes that such initiatives build employee loyalty and, she says, boost the bottom line. With a 28.3% total return over the last three years, PepsiCo isn’t losing sight of what’s important to investors, either.
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