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  • PepsiCo: We Didnít Sponsor Giffordsí Gabfest. Specifically.

    02/19/2014 9:39:20 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 2/18/2014 | Robert Farago
    Dear Mr. Farago, Thank you for sharing your concern stemming from our participation in last summerís Aspen Ideas Festival.
  • Is PepsiCo Underwriting Gabby Giffordsí Gun Control Activism?

    02/19/2014 8:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 2/18/2014 | Bryan Preston
    If you havenít heard of the Aspen meeting, itís one of those gatherings of the high and mighty around the world, UN heavyweights and Hollywood nitwits and politicians with big government causes, like Giffords. Hereís the text from that screenshot:
  • UPDATE: PepsiCo Prez Behind Gabrielle Giffordsí Civilian Disarmament Lovefest

    02/17/2014 9:18:46 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 2/15/2014 | Robert Farago
    The TTAG tipster who alerted us to PepsiCoís financial support of Gabrielle Giffordsí 2013 civilian disarmament gabfest entered ďpepsicoĒ into the search bar at (Fiendishly clever, eh?) Up popped Brad Jakeman, President, Global Beverage Group, PepsiCo, Inc., right below none other than Gabrielle Giffords, the doyenne of disarmament. Being the seasoned journalist I am I Googled Mr. Jakemanís name and the festival and found the YouTubery above. According to Mr. Jakemanís full official bio the Aussie was the marketing maven behind Activisionís gun-intensive Call of Duty video game (ďThereís a soldier in all of usĒ). Here he is below...
  • At Issue: Opponents of fetal tissue ban say it would shut down Madison business

    07/16/2013 6:19:17 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | July 15, 2013 | MATTHEW DeFOUR
    In a nutshell The Legislature has introduced a number of abortion-related bills this session, but the one that has drawn the most ire from the business community is a measure seeking to ban the sale and use of aborted fetal tissue. The bill, introduced by Rep. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, and co-sponsored by 29 other Republican representatives and five Republican senators, would make it illegal to experiment on a fetal body part. A fetal body part is defined as ¬ďa cell, tissue, organ, or other part of, or any material derived from any cell or tissue of, an unborn child who...
  • KFC Is Not Amused by ĎHitlerí Fried Chicken (Thailand)

    07/08/2013 9:43:03 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 47 replies
    TIME ^ | 07/08/2013 | Melissa Locker
    A new restaurant in Bangkok has made KFC snap to Achtung! In May, Andrew Spooner, author of the ďFootprint Thailand Handbook,Ē snapped a photo of a new restaurant that had just opened in Thailand and tweeted it out : Very bizarre Hitler Fried Chicken shop in Thailand. I kid you not. Complete with pic of Hitler in bow tie ó Andrew Spooner (@andrewspoooner) May 28, 2013 (MORE: A FŁhrer in a Teapot) Now Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) may sue the fried chicken restaurant, which is called ďHitler,Ē for replacing its iconic image of Colonel Sanders with Adolf Hitler, complete...
  • Pepsi 'attacked with firebombs -- refused to pay protection money to Mexican drug cartel'

    05/28/2012 7:09:53 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/28/12 | Staff
    A drug cartel lieutenant has been arrested over a series of firebomb attacks on Mexican potato-chip company Sabritas, a subsidiary of U.S. food giant PepsiCo. The gang-related bombings are believed to be the first time a multinational company has been targeted in Mexico's 5Ĺ-year-long drug war. Experts suggested that the attack may be linked to the company's apparent refusal to hand over protection money to the gangs which have terrorised local residents and businesses.
  • Activist firm takes $600 million stake in PepsiCo (prepares to dump Obama-loving CEO Indra Nooyi)

    05/16/2012 4:50:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    KPVI ^ | 5/15/12 | AP
    Activist investor Ralph Whitworth says his firm has taken a $600 million stake in PepsiCo Inc., a move that could ramp up pressure on the company to make changes.
  • Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus Ďordinary businessí

    03/06/2012 5:43:37 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/5/2012 | John Henry Weston
    LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 ( - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders. In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obamaís Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCoís use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to...
  • Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus Ďordinary businessí

    03/05/2012 2:19:36 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 5, 2012 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 ( - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders. In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President Obama’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCo’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to...
  • HUGE Job Cuts At Pepsi, As Firm Plans To Slash 3% Of Workforce (Obama's favorite CEO FAIL alert)

    02/09/2012 4:40:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/9/12 | Simone Foxman
    PepsiCo just announced earnings, and proposed a devastating strategy outlook for both the company and its employees. It announced that it will cut about 3% of its workforce, or 8,700 employees.
  • Pepsi Beverage Guru Massimo d'Amore to Retire (Pepsi-Obama logo architect gets the boot...)

    02/09/2012 5:45:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Ad Age ^ | 2/9/12 | Natalie Zmuda
    Massimo d'Amore, the divisive figure at the center of many of PepsiCo's biggest marketing campaigns over the past several years, is retiring. -snip- Mr. d'Amore has cast a long shadow at PepsiCo and in the marketing world. A charming Italian, he has been lauded as both innovative and creative, but has also been a lightning rod for controversy. He oversaw the creation of new logos, packaging and marketing campaigns for several brands, including Pepsi, Tropicana, Gatorade, Mtn Dew and Sierra Mist.
  • Do You Know if Your Food or Vaccines Contain Aborted Cells?

    12/14/2011 3:01:14 PM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/13/2011 | Susan Tyrrell
    Little upsets pro-life people more than learning that things they consider innocent are actually tainted with the shedding of innocent blood. This long list of guilt-ridden products includes childhood vaccines, wrinkle creams and even your favorite soft drinks and chewing gum The problem is, itís hard to keep it all straight even if you are trying to avoid putting products in you that are obtained through the death of a baby. Fortunately, Children of God for Life has produced an easy reference guideóa one page list of fetal call products. CLICK HERE FOR A PDF DOWNLOAD OF FETAL CELL PRODUCTS....
  • Frito-Lay/PepsiCo Cashes in On Electric Truck Subsidies

    12/08/2011 11:22:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | Devember 8, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Last week Frito-Lay, the $12 billion snack foods division of PepsiCo, boasted it would add 10 all-electric delivery trucks in Orlando, Fla. , as part of its plan to deploy 176 such vehicles in the U.S. and Canada by the end of year. As is custom with corporate announcements that proclaim their eco-accomplishments, so as to pacify persistent climate alarmists , Frito-Lay said the vehicles would emit ďzeroĒ pollutants from tailpipes and release 75 percent fewer greenhouse gases than diesel. The ETs (electric trucks) can allegedly run 100 miles on a single charge, and Frito-Lay says the groundbreaking new...
  • The Protestors ALREADY Occupy Wall Street

    10/11/2011 10:35:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 11, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Are the anti-Wall Street protestors demonstrating against themselves? The richest and most prominent Wall Street executives almost overwhelmingly supported and bankrolled Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008. And on Wall Street, little distinction is made between liberal Democrats and avowedly socialist activist groups. The big banks financed ACORN. Although ACORN has disbanded in the wake of scandal, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, formerly headed by White House Chief of Staff William Daley, continues to fund similar groups committed to undermining capitalism and debasing democracy. Goldman Sachs and other big financial institutions lobbied for Dodd-Frank, which institutionalizes the "too big to...
  • Diet Coke fizzes past Pepsi (America-hating, Obama-loving PepsiCo CEO flop)

    03/18/2011 3:22:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3/17/11 | Charles Riley
    Score one for the Coca-Cola Company. Diet Coke unseated Pepsi as the second most popular carbonated soft drink in 2010, according to data from Beverage Digest. -snip- The switch marks a sea change in the industry. According to John Sicher, the editor and publisher of Beverage Digest, Pepsi has held the second position "for decades." Sicher attributed the decline in Pepsi's market share to its Pepsi Refresh Project marketing campaign, which is focused on community service.
  • PepsiCo Pulls Controversial Video Entry From Site (America-hating CEO finally backs down)

    01/06/2011 6:40:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Marketing Daily ^ | 1/6/11 | Karlene Lukovitz,
    Mixing religion and humor is always risky. Throw in major brand names and what do you get? Instant controversy -- even if the brands took no part in the creative. That has certainly proved the case with one of the consumer-generated entries for this year's Doritos/Pepsi MAX "Crash the Super Bowl" challenge -- a contest that will result in six winning videos being broadcast as ads for the PepsiCo/Frito-Lay brands during Super Bowl XLV. The creators of the winning videos will also have a shot at sharing a prize pool that could reach $5 million, depending on how the ads...
  • Corporations Push President on Global Climate Fund

    12/15/2010 3:40:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 15, 2010 | Paul Chesser
    † After the failure in Copenhagen last year for countries who hoped for a successor agreement to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on global warming, lower expectations surrounded this year's version of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun. That's not the same as saying desires for a massive wealth transfer from developed countries to developing countries was diminished -- it's just that they went about it differently. One effort was to put pressure on nations to create and finance a Global Climate Fund, and the creation part was successful. As the proceedings commenced, the international poverty-and-justice group...
  • Princeton students nix alternative hummus brand (Israel)

    12/07/2010 7:22:23 AM PST · by La Lydia · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2010
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton University students voted down a referendum by a pro-Palestine student group calling for the Ivy League university to expand its hummus offerings, the school's student government said Friday. It was a quirky campus vote about a chickpea dip that delved into international relations. The student group Princeton Committee for Palestine wanted university-run stores to sell an additional brand, arguing that Sabra, the only brand currently offered, supports human rights abuses. Sabra is based in Queens, N.Y., and Richmond, Va. Company officials say the firm makes donations only to charities in North America - and not to...
  • Frito-Lay Starts 'Charge' on Largest Fleet of All- Electric Trucks in North America

    09/20/2010 10:33:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    Frito-lay PR ^ | September 8, 2010 | Staff
    First Five Trucks in US Hit Streets of NYC PepsiCoís Frito-Lay North America division is setting the wheels in motion for what will ultimately be the largest fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America this week. New York City will become the first U.S. city to receive its favorite snacks from fully-electric delivery trucks, with five new trucks beginning routes this month. In total, Frito-Lay will be deploying 21 electric trucks this year. The company projects it will roll out 150 additional trucks in 2011, making Frito-Lay the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America. The trucks,...
  • Ex-gay makes speech at PepsiCo shareholders meeting:"Stop funding hateful gay activist group!"

    05/13/2010 12:21:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies · 857+ views ^ | 05/13/2010 | n/a
    The ex-gay movement is gaining momentum. Last week Greg Quinlan, a former homosexual and one of the leaders of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays), gave a powerful speech before the PepsiCo Board of Directors at the at the Pepsi's shareholders meeting. Greg told PepsiCo to stop funding homosexual activists groups that promote hate against people like him and organizations like PFOX. PepsiCo is one of the nation's major funders of the radical homosexual movement. In particular, they fund PFLAG, which is a hardcore group that organizes across the country in liberal churches and also targets children in...
  • PepsiCoís Lobbying for Cap and Trade to be Hit at Annual Meeting

    05/04/2010 1:28:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 671+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 4, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    NLPC is sponsoring a PepsiCo shareholder proposal asking for a report on the companyís lobbying priorities. At the PepsiCo annual tomorrow in Plano, Texas, I will argue that the companyís lobbying priorities are seriously out of whack. I will cite PepsiCoís membership in U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of corporations and environmental groups. USCAPís mission is to ďquickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.Ē The House of Representatives has obliged in the form of the Waxman-Markey bill that would destroy over 1.1 million jobs, hike electricity rates 90 percent, and reduce the...
  • PepsiCo shareholder proposal seeks accountability in funding for homosexual causes

    03/31/2010 10:21:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 620+ views
    cna ^ | March 30, 2010
    Plano, Texas, Mar 30, 2010 / 12:41 am (CNA).- Shareholders of PepsiCo should vote for a shareholder proposal that the food, drink and snack company disclose its standards for donating over $75 million in corporate assets to controversial groups such as those advocating homosexual causes, an ex-gay group says.PepsiCo, Inc. is the leading corporate sponsor of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc. (PFLAG). The group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) has charged that PFLAGís latest publication, a religious guidebook, wrongly labels ex-gay conferences as "anti-gay" and urges PFLAG members to protest religious conferences which...
  • SEC: Pepsi Must Allow NLPC Proposal on Lobbying Priorities Like Cap and Trade

    03/09/2010 9:12:48 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 84+ views
    NLPC ^ | March 8, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ruled that PepsiCo may not exclude a shareholder proposal filed by NLPC that asks the company for a report on its lobbying priorities. PepsiCo is a member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of corporations and environmental groups that lobbies for the disastrous cap and trade legislation. Our resolution will appear in PepsiCoís proxy materials, and I will speak in its support at the companyís annual meeting this spring.By trying to preclude a shareholder discussion of this and other issues, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi seems unwilling to publicly defend the...
  • BP, ConocoPhillips and Caterpillar Quit Cap-and-Trade Lobby Group; PepsiCo Should Do The Same

    02/17/2010 9:32:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 446+ views
    NLPC ^ | February 17, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Although they never should have been a part of it in the first place, three major companies have exited the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of corporations and environmental groups. USCAPís mission is to ďquickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.Ē The House has obliged and the result, the Waxman-Markey bill, is too strong for both the Senate and the American people. Instead of taking a principled stand against massive government intervention in the energy economy, corporate executives argued that global warming legislation was coming anyway, so it was better to...
  • Beverage industry douses tax on soft drinks (Obama plan is scrapped)

    02/09/2010 11:06:31 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies · 672+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 8, 2010, 9:18AM | By TOM HAMBURGER and KIM GEIGER
    Employing a broad-based lobbying effort, the soft drink industry has smothered a plan to tax sugared beverages ó a plan advocates said would have reduced obesity and helped finance health care reform. Only months ago, public health advocates thought the tax would be a natural for congressional Democrats looking for revenues to fund expanded health insurance coverage. The soaring costs of treating ailments related to excess weight ó including diabetes and heart disease ó added urgency to the issue. But the White House staff reviewing funding options never embraced the idea even after President Barack Obama expressed interest last summer....
  • Trouble brewing for Pepsi's Nooyi (Obama pal, USA-hating CEO to get the boot?)

    12/23/2009 3:27:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies · 1,682+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/09 | JOSH KOSMAN and HOLLY SANDERS WARE
    PepsiCo shareholders' enthusiasm for CEO Indra Nooyi is beginning to fizzle. Amid a stock that has lagged archrival Coca-Cola's, and flagging beverage sales, a number of investors say Nooyi faces a significant test in 2010 to turn around the Purchase, NY, company's fortunes or get an earful from an increasingly impatient shareholder base.
  • Japanís Suntory acquires PepsiCo unit

    12/06/2009 7:43:14 PM PST · by Mr. Jeeves · 16 replies · 620+ views ( ^ | 12/6/2009 | Kyodo News
    OSAKA (Kyodo) Ė Suntory Holdings Ltd. acquired a U.S. PepsiCo Inc. unit Friday, company officials said, for an estimated •10 billion. Suntoryís acquisition of Conway-Myrtle Beach Inc., a franchise bottler based in South Carolina, comes as Suntory is holding merger talks with Kirin Holdings Co. that would create one of the worldís largest beverage and food firms. Suntory, which has the exclusive sales rights to PepsiCo products in Japan, bought the assets and exclusive marketing rights from Conway-Myrtle Beach through a joint venture with PepsiCo. The firm buys ingredients from PepsiCo and sells the products in South Carolina. The...
  • Price to PepsiCo for Not Being in Court: $1.26 Billion (YOUCH!)

    10/28/2009 12:55:08 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 24 replies · 1,676+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/28/09 | Lynne Marek
    What's the cost of not showing up to court? For PepsiCo Inc., it's a $1.26 billion default judgment. A Wisconsin state court socked the company with the monster award in a case alleging that PepsiCo stole the idea to bottle and sell purified water from two Wisconsin men. Now the company is scrambling to salvage the situation. The damages award was handed down on Sept. 30. PepsiCo filed motions to vacate the order and dismiss the claims on Oct. 13, saying it wasn't even aware of the lawsuit until Oct. 6....
  • Wal-Mart, PepsiCo Unapologetic About Bankrolling Sharpton After Rush Limbaugh/NFL Flap

    10/20/2009 12:48:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 1,616+ views
    NLPC ^ | October 19, 2009 | Peter Flaherty
    Emailers protesting Wal-Mart support for Al Sharptonís group, the National Action Network, are getting the following response: Walmart supports the National Action Network (NAN) as part of an ongoing effort to partner with national organizations that support issues and initiatives of importance to our customers, and the communities we serve.Our support for NAN is focused on addressing health and wellness issues and other issues important to our customers and associates. Our company will continue to support organizations that can further our mission to help people live better. Emails to PepsiCo are getting this reply: As a global consumer products company...
  • There Are Two Types of Boycotts: The Elite-Supported & the Invisible (Guess which one gets results)

    08/29/2009 6:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,489+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 8/27/2009 | Tom Blumer
    As we enter the eighth month of our punk presidency, the leftís desperation to enact the slow but sure evolution to statist health care favored in reality by Barack Obama has reached a fever pitch. Not coincidentally, boycott fever seems to be sweeping the nation. Two of them, assisted heavily by establishment media coverage, are quite visible. One that is perhaps as effective is largely unrecognized in elite circles. Finally, the most effective one may be a totally unorganized refusal to buy largely lurking behind the scenes. First, there is the situation with Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFMI). In an...
  • KFC Riots Day II: Police Barricade Store

    05/07/2009 10:24:34 AM PDT · by FromLori · 76 replies · 3,335+ views
    The siege continues... Read Ľ
  • Pepsi shareholders hear from ex-'gay'

    05/06/2009 11:59:53 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 18 replies · 1,047+ views
    One News Now ^ | May 6, 2009 | Charlie Butts
    Pepsico's board of directors has heard from a traditional values group about their support of the homosexual agenda -- and its alienation of the company's consumer base. At the Pepsico board meeting in Dallas on Wednesday, Greg Quinlan of PFOX -- Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays -- offered a resolution to the board calling for full disclosure and accountability on contributions to charitable organizations. He tells OneNewsNow why he called on shareholders to support Resolution No. 6. "Pepsico is giving a million dollars to the homosexual agenda, supporting groups like HRC, the Human Rights Campaign...the ninth-largest of all...
  • Fast food chain KFC converts eight London restaurants to halal-only menu

    05/06/2009 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,120+ views ^ | May 6, 2009 | Debra Killalea and Sophie Borland
    Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken is to launch a halal-only menu in eight of its London stores in a move which could be extended to other areas of the UK. The menu, which will form part of a trial, will see the stores selling chicken products which have been fully approved by the Halal Food Authority for the first time. KFC has 720 stores across the UK, and bosses said the move was designed to ensure the company was catering to a broader range of customers, following a growing demand for halal products. It is the latest fast food...
  • Aquafina labels to spell out source - tap water (PepsiCo admits not spring water)

    07/27/2007 8:37:07 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 81 replies · 2,487+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 7-26-07 | Martinne Geller
    PepsiCo Inc. will spell out that its Aquafina bottled water is made with tap water, a concession to the growing environmental and political opposition to the bottled water industry. According to Corporate Accountability International, a U.S. watchdog group, the world's No. 2 beverage company will include the words "Public Water Source" on Aquafina labels. "If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it's a reasonable thing to do," said Michelle Naughton, a Pepsi-Cola North America spokeswoman. Pepsi Chief Executive Indra Nooyi told Reuters earlier this week the company was considering such a move. Pepsi's...
  • Funding Liberalism With Blue-Chip Profits [Fortune 100 foundations back leftist causes ]

    08/23/2006 7:11:57 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 52 replies · 2,035+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/23/6 | David Hogberg and Sarah Haney
    Liberal blogger David R. Mark recently wrote, ‚ÄúThose that call themselves ‚Äėcompassionate conservatives‚Äô would never think to touch their fat-cat supporters. It‚Äôs much easier to spin the ‚Äėeconomic benefits‚Äô of helping huge corporations fatten their bottom lines.‚ÄĚ Liberal academic Thomas Frank, in his book What‚Äôs The Matter With Kansas?, claims that the corporate world ‚Äúwields the Republican Party as its personal political sidearm.‚ÄĚ Both Mark and Frank express a common view that corporations are major funders of the political right, and that when corporations make contributions to nonprofit advocacy groups they give to groups on the right because those groups...
  • PepsiCo names Indra Nooyi as new CEO

    08/17/2006 3:26:47 AM PDT · by HuckFinn8119 · 97 replies · 3,686+ views
    PepsiCo Inc said on Monday that its president and chief financial officer Indra K Nooyi will become chief executive officer of the world`s second-largest soft-drink maker. Nooyi, 50, is slated to replace CEO Steven Reinemund on October 1. Reinemund, 58, will continue as chairman of the board until his retirement in May 2007. Reinemund has worked for PepsiCo for 22 years, serving as chairman and CEO for five. He said in a statement he is retiring to spend more time with his family. Nooyi`s CFO responsibilities will be divided between PepsiCo International CFO Richard Goodman and Senior Vice President Hugh...
  • Response to post: Woman named CEO of Pepsi-Cola (Isn't she the middle finger speech maker?)

    08/16/2006 7:37:05 PM PDT · by econjack · 93 replies · 7,979+ views
    private email | 8/17/2006 | Econjack
    On August 15th, I posted the following in response to Indra Nooyiís appointment as CEO of Pepsico: This is a copy of the letter I just sent to Pepsico. Dear BOD: I have been a consumer of Pepsi products as long as I can remember. Indeed, my grandfather bought Pepsi stock in the post-depression era which was subsequently willed to my parents. However, that came to an end today when you announced the appointment of Indra K. Nooyi as your new CEO. I have read her speech where she referred to the US as the "middle finger" of a world-wide...
  • Woman named CEO of Pepsi-Cola (Isn't she the middle finger speech maker?)

    08/15/2006 4:24:11 AM PDT · by saveliberty · 165 replies · 5,602+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August , | Vinnee Tong
    Pepsico Inc. Chief Financial Officer Indra K. Nooyi will replace Steven Reinemund as chief executive, the Pepsi-Cola and snacks company said yesterday, making her the No. 2-ranked female CEO in the Fortune 500. ††††With her Oct. 1 appointment, Mrs. Nooyi takes her place in an elite group of 11 female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies. Patricia Woertz at agricultural processor Archer Daniels Midland Co. ranks first. ADM is ranked 56th in the Fortune 500, while Pepsico, the world's second-largest soft-drink company after Coca-Cola Co., is ranked 61st. ††††"I'm very excited and at the same time very humbled," she told analysts...
  • PepsiCo's Steve Reinemund to Retire as Chairman - Board of Directors Appoints Indra Nooyi as CEO

    08/14/2006 2:07:37 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 25 replies · 685+ views
    PR Newswire Web Site ^ | 8/14/06 | PRNewswire Press Release
    PepsiCo announced today that Steve Reinemund, 58, Chairman and CEO, will retire next May. "After 22 years with PepsiCo, more than five of them as Chairman and CEO... The board of directors has elected Indra K. Nooyi, 50, as CEO effective October 1, 2006. Mr. Reinemund will serve as Executive Chairman of PepsiCo and will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors until his retirement in May, 2007.
  • Shareholder shove comes to PUSH ( Jesse Jackson Alert )

    05/04/2006 8:56:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 722+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | CHERYL V. JACKSON
    A shareholder group is gaining momentum in its efforts to pressure companies to disclose charitable giving -- with donations linked to the Rev. Jesse Jackson... The National Legal and Policy Center has stepped up efforts to require corporations to disclose more details about their donations... The Rainbow/PUSH Citizen Education Fund, which in 2001 provided payments to Jackson's former mistress. The Church Falls, Va.-based non-profit group hit two shareholders meetings this week -- Boeing on Monday and PepsiCo Inc. on Wednesday. "Many shareholders would certainly object to their money going to a controversial and divisive figure like Jesse Jackson," said Peter...
  • The Perils of Gay Advertising

    01/29/2006 10:05:40 AM PST · by prman · 19 replies · 1,238+ views ^ | Jan. 30, 2006 | Barrett Kalellis
    In the never-ending quest to sell more product, corporate advertising Solons scrutinize mountains of demographic data to slice and dice market segments into assorted variables Ė measurable characteristics like age, income, gender, location and other factors that help to pinpoint likely future customers. There's nothing particularly wrong with this, and in fact, it usually makes a lot of sense. That's why tires, transmission and Super Bowl tickets are advertised in the sports sections of newspapers Ė preponderantly read by men. White sales, ads for drapes and rug clearances are generally in the women's pages. Starting in the late 1960s, when...
  • Now, an appeal to Muslims: no more Americana (BARF!)

    10/25/2005 10:08:40 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 28 replies · 2,390+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Posted online: Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 1203 hours IST | Melvyn Thomas
    In Surat, Muslims are joining hands to fight the ĎĎgreat American multinational invasion.íí Handbills asking the community to shun American multinationals like Coke and Pepsi are being circulated outside mosques and madrasas and in Muslim-dominated areas of the city. The handbills, in the name of Nandurbar-based Jamia Islamia Ishaatul Uloom Akkalkuwa ó a renowned centre of learning, seem to have struck a chord for many are boycotting American products in the holy month of Ramzan. The handbills, which carry an appeal to boycott American as well as Jewish products, are being circulated in Rander, Sagrampura, Zampa Bazaar, Chowk Bazaar, Hodi...
  • Pepsi Co bids on Dannon

    07/22/2005 10:03:46 AM PDT · by AMHN · 2 replies · 355+ views
    Pepsi bids for Danone... Interesting articles from AP and USA Today (with copyright so not posted).
  • Allstate on list of top 10 pro-'gay' firms

    07/17/2005 4:25:26 PM PDT · by Woodland · 7 replies · 743+ views ^ | July 15, 2005 |
    Allstate on list of top 10 pro-'gay' firms Insurance giant target of lawsuit over column critical of homosexuality -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 15, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Allstate, the insurance company being sued by a former employee who was fired after writing a column critical of homosexuality, is one of the top 10 firms supporting the "gay" lifestyle. The list, compiled by Diversity Inc., includes, in ranked order: Eastman Kodak, Ford Motor Company, Citigroup, D&T USA, PepsiCo, Merck & Company, Kaiser Permanente, Visteon Corporation, Allstate Insurance and The Coca-Cola Company. As WorldNetDaily reported, a former manager at Allstate's...
  • Same-Sex Benefits on the Rise

    06/13/2005 7:13:32 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 624+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | June 12, 2005 | Andres R. Martinez
    WASHINGTON - Gay and transgender workers were more likely than ever to receive domestic-partner health benefits last year, and more companies are adopting nondiscrimination policies to protect them, a leading gay- activist group reported. But gays' workplace gains have slowed since the '90s, according to figures that the group, the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign, compiled for its annual "State of the Workplace" report. That's probably because of the rising costs of health benefits. Social conservatives said their resistance to such efforts was a factor. Fortune 500 companies were most likely to protect gay and transgender workers, according to the survey....
  • A Letter From Pepsico

    06/11/2005 9:30:35 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 21 replies · 1,109+ views
    6/11/05 | Some Loser At Pepsico
    Like most of you, I was irritated at un-American comments made by Indra Nooyi (Pepsico's President) last month. I decided to do something about it. I wrote Steve Reinemund, the Chairman and CEO, and explained my displeasure at Ms Nooyi's comments and told him that I thought they were not miscontrued or mis-understood. I also informed Mr Reinemund that I was starting a personal boycott of Pepsi products until I was given a good reason not to. I asked what He was going to do to resolve this matter. Below is Pepsico's response... Typical corporate, butt covering pablum from a...
  • Memo to Neville Isdell, CEO, Coca-Cola: Major E. is Thirsty!

    06/05/2005 3:17:00 PM PDT · by Valin · 5 replies · 584+ views
    Reasoned Audacity ^ | Charmaine Yoest
    Memo to Neville Isdell, CEO, Coca-Cola: Major E. is Thirsty! Hey, Coca-Cola: Carpe diem! Seize the Day! Your moment is now! I understand that you don't want to make too unseemly a display of rejoicing at Pepsi's self-immolation, but now is the time to act. I do hate to give away free consulting, but here's what you need to be doing: MEMORANDUM TO E. NEVILLE ISDELL Chairman, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer The Coca-Cola Company I don't know if anybody at the Coca-Cola Company has noticed, but your number one competitor has been in a bit of hot...
  • The Straight Story (An American soldier tries to get PepsiCo to answer a simple question)

    06/02/2005 9:16:38 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 24 replies · 1,477+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 3, 2004 | Scott Johnson
    WHEN THE HARVARD-YALE FOOTBALL GAME was played in Cambridge last fall, Yale students pulled off one of the great college pranks of all time. During the game a fake Harvard pep squad wearing red and white face paint distributed 1,800 pieces of construction paper on seats covering the Harvard side of the stadium. When turned over in unison by the occupants of the seats, they were purportedly to spell out "Go Harvard." Instead, they spelled out "We suck." (See the Harvard Sucks website for the back story and multimedia presentations.)The Columbia Business School MBA recognition ceremony took place at Madison...
  • Pepsi...The Choice of the Angry Generation - (CEO gives middle finger to America!)

    05/27/2005 5:23:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,064+ views
    Apparently PepsiCo's President and CFO, Indra Nooyi, thinks the USA is giving "the finger" to all the world. That's right, she was heard to claim that the USA is flipping the bird to every other nation on earth in a commencement address she gave to the graduates of Columbia Business School on May 15th. All commencement speakers have the singular problem of finding a way to give their address a "hook", a way to grab the audience. Indra Nooyi chose as her "hook" an analogy of the five fingers of the hand as representing the five major continents. With apologies...
  • Response from Board of Directors of Pepsico, Indra Nooyi's "5 Finger Speech" Columbia U.

    05/23/2005 10:49:53 AM PDT · by Mr. D · 46 replies · 2,173+ views
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    Dear Mr. Laughter, Thank you for contacting us about Indra Nooyiís recent commencement speech at Columbia University, which has created a difficult situation. Please know how sorry we are for disappointing you Ė and how much we appreciate your input. Feedback such as yours has been shared directly with Indra, and she clearly regrets this unfortunate episode. With that in mind, Indra has asked us to share this statement with you: "Following my remarks to the graduating class of Columbia University's Business School in New York City, I have come to realize that my words and examples about America unintentionally...