PepsiCo has said it’s on track to achieve $1 billion in productivity savings this year.  Photograph: Bloomberg

PepsiCo, the soft drink maker and world’s largest snack producer has posted first quarter profits that topped analysts’ estimates after cutting costs(...)

Pepsi said it expects constant currency earnings per share to grow 7 per cent in 2015

PepsiCo announced plans to return up to $9 billion to shareholders this year, through a mix of dividends and share buybacks, as the snacks and bevera(...)

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PepsiCo boosted profit more than analysts estimated in the first quarter and increased revenue for snacks and beverages globally. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Segar

PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi has earned the company a reprieve for at least another quarter. The owner of Gatorade and Lays boosted prof(...)

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