PepsiCo. Inc. is an American multinational industry (pepsico stock price)  dealing in food and beverage. Founded in 1965, the company has grown its business in more than 200 countries by selling snack foods, beverages and other products. PepsiCo has come a long way from Pepsi being its primary product and source of revenue.


The company has four units: PepsiCo Americas Food (PAF), (pepsico stock price)  PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB), PepsiCo Europe and PepsiCo Asia. These four business units handle the company's business endeavours in different regions of the world.

Pepsi's story started with Caleb Bradham,  (pepsico stock price) a North Carolina industrialist, who developed the first Pepsi recipe in 1880s. The recipe earned popularity and Bradham registered a patent for the recipe in 1903. In the very same year, Caleb advertised the drink as "Exhilarating, Invigorating, Aids Digestion" and sold 7,968 gallons. Encouraged by the popularity, he collaborated with two investors to bottle Pepsi in 1905. The Pepsi-Cola Company was established in Delaware in 1919 which went bankrupt in 1931. However, Charles Guth purchased the trademark and the recipe and moved the company to New York City.

In 1965, Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay (pepsico stock price) merged together and were renamed as PepsiCo, Inc. The company's headquarters were also relocated to Purchase, New York in 1970. During the 1990s, Pepsi-Co expanded its business outside its primary brands. Company and Brands like Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, and Stolichnaya were all once a part of PepsiCo, but the company later sold some and spun off some into Tricon Global Restaurants. However, PepsiCo started to purchase brands and businesses again. The company purchased Tropicana Products in 1998. The company also merged with Quaker Oats in 2001.

After the increasing concern from its (pepsico stock price) consumers, PepsiCo started PepsiCo Foundation as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. The foundation's primary area of interest is nutrition, safe water and water usages efficiency. PepsiCo donated $27.9 million in the year 2009 for various causes.With businesses in more than 200 countries, PepsiCo is now one of the most valuable business enterprises in the world. Its namesake brand, Pepsi is also one of the most recognized brands globally.