The Wall Street Journal lays out PepsiCo’s strategy to change the company’s mix of food offerings to emphasize positive nutrition.
PepsiCo is one of several large food and beverage companies, including Nestlé SA and Coca-Cola Co., that have been moving to overhaul their portfolio and offer healthier products amid shifting consumer tastes even as many shoppers continue stocking up on longtime staples like candy, salty snacks and sugary sodas.
PepsiCo said Monday it aims for at least two-thirds of its global beverage volume to have no more than 100 calories per 12 ounces from added sugars by 2025, up from about 40% currently.
The company also set the goal that at least three-quarters of its food volumes not exceed 1.3 milligrams of sodium per calorie and 1.1 grams of saturated fat per 100 calories by 2025. About half of volumes currently meet the sodium target.
The company said nearly 25% of its revenue last year came from “everyday nutrition” products with positive nutrition like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein and hydration.