Industry: Consumer products
As CEO of the largest food and beverage company in North America, Nooyi has a profound effect on the rest of the industry. Her mantra is "Performance with
Purpose," or making PepsiCo's overall food and drink portfolio healthy.
Currently PepsiCo (PEP
) books $10 billion in revenues from self-described "good-for-you" products like Quaker Oats and
Tropicana. The goal? Up that figure to $30 billion by 2020. Part of that plan involves cutting back on sodium in its snacks by 25% by 2015, as well as trimming saturated fat by 15%
and added sugar in beverages by 25% by 2020.
"I think we're going to see a lot more convergence of categories, a lot more food and beverage that start getting into lifestyle management," predicts Nooyi, referring to foods
designed to be healthy. The Indian-born Nooyi also thinks it's time for globalization to hit the food aisles: "You'll see a lot more traditions around the world being transferred
around the world."
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