Frito-Lay, Inc. is a division of PepsiCo, Inc., a New York-based diversified
consumer goods and services firm. PepsiCo, Inc. includes Pizza Hut, Inc., Taco Bell Corporation, Pepsi-Cola Company, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and PepsiCo foods international. PepsiCo, Inc. recorded net income of $ 1.077 billion on net sales of $ 17.8 billion in 1990.
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W. Lay Company merged to become Frito-Lay, Inc. The company is the leading manufacturer of snack chips in the United States, capturing about 50% of the retail sales in this category. During 1990, the company has 39 manufacturing plants, more than 1,600 distribution facilities, and a 10,000-person route-sales team that calls on more than 400,000 retail store customers in the United States. Today, Frito-Lay brands account for 59% of the U.S. snack chip industry.
Sun Chips Multigrain Snacks resulted from Frito-Lay’s ongoing marketing research and product development program. In the early 1970s, corporate marketing research indicated that consumers were looking for nutritious snacks. In the early 1980s, Frito-Lay marketing R&D instituted the “Harvest” project with the multigrain snack to appeal to consumers. The “Harvest” project also emphasizes on flavor line extension and low-fat versions. In the beginning, Frito-Lay faced some problems for increasing its sales volumes. Later, Frito-Lay uses different aspects strategies to solve these problems and accounts for high percent of sales in the U.S. snack food industry.