Key Facts – Frito‐Lay North America Headquarters: Plano, Texas – Frito‐Lay employs over 48,000 people and brings in over $13 billion in annual sales. – Frito‐Lay brands account for nearly 62% of the U.S. salty snack category. – Frito‐Lay products are exported to 79 countries around the globe, including military destinations. – Products sold under the Frito‐Lay name are now recorded by two PepsiCo divisions: Frito‐Lay North America (North American sales) and PepsiCo International. – Sabritas and Gamesa food businesses are headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. The South America Foods business unit is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. – The largest Frito‐Lay facility under one roof is located in Perry, Ga., at nearly one million square feet and 12 production lines. The site produces 250 million pounds of product and ships 64 million cases each year to service 18 states. – It can take as little as 24 hours for chips to be made from a whole potato – from farm to bag. – The highest quality potatoes are harvested from over 80 farms across America to make Lay’s Potato Chips. – Catering to local tastes and cultures, we sell unique flavor varieties of our snacks in local markets, such as Lay’s Jamon (Ham) – Spain; Lay’s Strong Horseradish – Poland; Lay’s Red Caviar – Russia; Lay’s al Plato Barbecue – Argentina; Lay’s Hot & Sour Fish Soup – China; Clipsy Serbian Sausage – Serbia; Walker’s Worchester Sauce – United Kingdom; and Sabritas Buffalo – Mexico. History – PepsiCo was founded in 1965 through the merger of Pepsi‐Cola and Frito‐Lay. – At the time of the merger, Frito‐Lay owned 46 manufacturing plants nationwide and had more than 150 distribution centers across the United States. – Frito‐Lay was formed in 1961 when two companies came together, The Frito Company and the H.W. Lay & Company. – The Frito Company was started in San Antonio, Texas in 1932 by Charles Elmer Doolin, who purchased the ...
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