“PepsiCo Ireland – Growth & Diversification” is the title of our Sept 2015 Business Briefing taking place on

   Wed. Sept 30th @ 6:30pm in             PepsiCo Ireland, Carrigaline,                              ** Directions below

The briefing with cover the following topics:

  • PepsiCo – company overview
  • PepsiCo Ireland Strategy – Development and alignment with Corporate
  • PepsiCo Ireland – our growth and diversification in the last 10 years
  • Looking forward – PepsiCo Ireland continued growth.

Our speaker for the evening is

Paul O’Callaghan,

PepsiCo CIO for PWF Global Operations

PepsiCo is a global food, snack and beverage company formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc.             The company expanded from its namesake product Pepsi to a broader range of food and beverage brands, the largest of which includes an acquisition of Tropicana in 1998 and a merger with Quaker Oats in 2001, which added the Gatorade brand to its portfolio.


PepsiCo celebrates its 50th year in 2015. In 1965, when the Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. merged to create PepsiCo, the revenue was $510 million. Today (2014) it stands at more than $66 billion. Market capitalization was $842 million at the end of 1965, and has grown to $141 billion at the end of 2014, putting PepsiCo in the top 10% of the S&P 500 by market value.

If you invested $100 in PepsiCo stock at the end of 1965, it was worth nearly $43,000 at the end of 2014, a 13.2% annualized return. As of December 27, 2014, PepsiCo employed approximately 271,000 people worldwide, with approx. 107,000 within the USA.

PepsiCo is organised into three business units:

PepsiCo Americas Foods (PAF), which includes Frito-Lay North America (FLNA),  Quaker Foods North America (QFNA) and all of its Latin American food and snack businesses (LAF), including its Sabritas and Gamesa businesses in Mexico;

PepsiCo Americas Beverages (PAB), which includes PepsiCo Beverages North America and all of its Latin American beverage businesses, and

PepsiCo International (PI), which includes all PepsiCo businesses in Europe and all PepsiCo businesses in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA).

PepsiCo’s three business units are comprised of six reportable segments: FLNA, QFNA, LAF, PAB, Europe, and AMEA.

After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.

The CEIA would like to thank Paul and the team at PepsiCo Ireland for affording the time to talk with us and for hosting the event on site.

Contact  info@ceia.ie to register for the event

** Directions to PepsiCo Ireland
 From the South Link Road
Take the N28 exit toward Ringaskiddy/Port/Carrigaline/Rochestown
Head south on N28 for approx. 6.5km toward Shannonpark Roundabout
At Shannonpark Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Cork Rd/R611
Drive southeast on Cork Rd/R611 (approx. 1km)
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Cork Rd/R611
Continue on Cork Rd/R611 for approx. 0.25km
At roundabout take the 1st exit R612 to Crosshaven
Continue on Cork Rd/R612 for approx. 0.35km
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit
Continue on the Cork Rd R612 for approx. 0.8km
(Straight through traffic lights to “Lidl” roundabout)
At the Lidl roundabout, take the 1st exit to Crosshaven
PepsiCo Plant is approx. 1.8kms on RHS from Lidl Roundabout