Pamela Culpepper is senior vice president, Global Diversity and Inclusion officer of PepsiCo. Pamela provides leadership in guiding PepsiCo's global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy to bring together diverse strengths, backgrounds and perspectives to achieve the company's strategic business imperatives, advance its Performance with Purpose goals and drive innovation. Building on PepsiCo's leadership in D&I, she helps PepsiCo ensure that D&I is ingrained in PepsiCo, and expands pathways for developing global, multicultural thinkers, doers and innovators. Read more

More than 30 years ago, PepsiCo was one of the first American companies to enter China. My first visit here as a PepsiCo executive came in the mid-1990s, shortly after PepsiCo Foods introduced Lay’s potato chips to the Chinese market. One image that I will never forget, shortly after the launch, is the sight of dozens of people on city streets eating those delicious chips—using chopsticks. Even then, it was impossible to eat just one. Read more

With today’s announcement of our new snacks plant in the city of Wuhan – PepsiCo’s sixth food plant in Greater China – we’re opening the doors to growth in central and western China, a move that allows us to fuel the continued growth of products like Lay’s and Stax while supporting regional development with the creation of about 1,000 local jobs. Wuhan is PepsiCo’s first foods plant in China built to LEED standards, joining our three LEED Pepsi bottling plants as some of the most water and energy efficient facilities in the entire PepsiCo network. Applying the latest technology, the plant is expected to reduce energy consumption by 20% and water consumption by 30% compared to baseline plants – savings that simultaneously lower our operating costs. By using less water and energy, we’re producing potato chips in a way that’s good for China and good for PepsiCo, a model we follow in all 200 markets we operate in around the world. Read more

China is known to have a long history of snacking culture, and Wuhan in particular is known to be home to a wide variety of delicious and unique snacks, such as Mianwo, “salty donuts” made with rice flour and flavored with shallots, and flower-shaped shao mai dumplings with colorful fillings. This culinary tradition, along with a reputation as an economic and transportation hub, make Wuhan a strong choice as the site of PepsiCo sixth snacks plant in China. Read more

July marks an exciting month for PepsiCo. After extensive consumer research, market analysis, strategic planning, and innovative product development, PepsiCo will be entering the U.S. dairy market for the first time with a European-style premium yogurt portfolio through a joint venture with German based dairy company Theo Müller Group. Müller is known throughout Europe for making quality, delicious and unique dairy products, and there is no better partner PepsiCo could have in order to meet U.S. consumer demand for premium yogurt. Read more

El viernes pasado (Abril 27) tuve el honor de aceptar un Premio al Liderazgo que me otorgó el Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) y la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) durante su celebración anual, Espíritu de las Américas en Washington, DC. Read more

Last Friday, April 27, I had the honor of accepting a Leadership Award bestowed to me by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) and the Organization of American States (OAS) during their annual Spirit of the Americas celebration in Washington, DC. As I was accepting it, I thought how lucky I am to receive recognition for doing things I really believe in and enjoy doing. Read more

Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day and marks the two-year anniversary of the PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling initiative—and what a tremendous two years it has been. We’re commemorating this milestone with the release of a progress report that shares the program’s cumulative results and successes since its launch on Earth Day 2010. Read more

At Boxford the juices we mix with our delicious apple juice to create our fantastic blends, (like Apple & Mango or Apple & Raspberry), come in large metal drums. We have hundreds of these drums and they used to be crushed and sent away as scrap – but we wanted to ensure that these were properly recycled in line with a project to better manage our waste streams from the factory. We found a company who would give us £3 - £5 per drum, and decided to give some of this money to local charities operating around Boxford in Suffolk. Read more

I love making things – always have since a child and for me a career in Engineering and specifically Manufacturing was my plan since I was a teenager. I believe that our economy desperately needs innovative and agile manufacturing which takes advantage of both niche & general markets where the UK can and should be competitive. I get very frustrated when capable technical people disappear into service sectors (especially banking and management consultancy). Read more