1. 2- INDUSTRY HISTORY OF PEPSI-COLA INDUSTRY. The Pepsi-Cola story itself begins with a drugstore in New Bern, North Carolina, and a pharmacist named Caleb Bradham. Bradham’s aim was to create a fountain drink that was both delicious and healthful in aiding digestion and boosting energy. It would be free of the impurities found in many bottled health tonics, and it would contain none of the stronger narcotics often added to popular fountain drinks. As most pharmacies in 1896, Bradham’s drugstore housed soda fountain where the small-town clientele would meet to socialize.
Bradham’s establishment even featured a kind of primitive jukebox, which for a nickel would entertain the listener with the latest musical selections rendered by violin or piano or both It was at such convivial gatherings that Bradham would offer his latest concoction. Over time, one of his recipes became known as Brad’s Drink. A member of the press declared, “It has sparkle and just enough acidity to make it pleasant. ” Soon its popularity would exceed the boundaries of New Bern.
The cellar of Bradham’s drugstore served as the original site of Pepsi-Cola syrup manufacturing. Electing to start his new business on a small, manageable scale, Bradham based his operation on familiar territory. Ingredients were hauled downstairs to cramped quarters where they were mixed together and then cooked in a large kettle. The syrup was subsequently poured into one-gallon jugs and five-gallon kegs to be shipped to customers. By 1902, the demand from surrounding drugstores increased so dramatically it dawned on Bradham that Pepsi-Cola was something special.
On December 24, 1902, he filed incorporation papers with the state of North Carolina; in these, he indicated his plans for corporate branches in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. PepsiCo, Inc. is currently one of the most successful consumer products company in the world with annual revenues exceeding $30 billion and has more than 480,000 employees. PepsiCo, Inc. began as a successor to a company incorporated in 1931, known as Loft Inc. Once known as PepsiCo Cola, the company expanded its business and adopted its current name, PepsiCo, after a merger with Frito-Lay in 1965.
Currently, PepsiCo divisions operate in three major US and international businesses: beverages, snack foods, and restaurants. In each of these businesses, PepsiCo believes their success depends upon the quality and value of their products by providing a safe, whole some, economically efficient and a healthy environment for their customers; and by providing a fair return to their investors while maintaining the highest standards of integrity. PepsiCo headquarter PepsiCo world headquarters is located in purchase, New York, approximately 45 minutes from New York City.
Edward Durrell stone, one of America’s foremost architects, designed the seven-building headquarters complex. The building occupies 10 acres of a 144-acre complex that includes the Donald m. Kendall sculpture gardens, a world- acclaimed sculpture collection in a garden setting. Masters such as august Rodin, henrys Laurens, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Alberta Giacometti, Renaldo pomander and Claes Oldenburg focus the collection of works on major twentieth century art, and features works. The gardens originally were designed by the world famous garden planner, Russell page, and have been extended by Francois goffinet1.
The grounds are open to the public, and a visitor’s booth is in operation during the spring and summer. 1990 saw the coming of the multinational Pepsi cola company founded by Cleb Badham in 1890 at north Crolina in USA now it is ked 86th (1998) in the world with the asset of around $25000 million, having its head quarter at Atlanta. Its CEO is roger enrico and Pepsi co. India holding chairman is Mr. Rajiv Baksi. Pepsi co. India’s is at gurgaon. Presently is operating in 196 countries. In India it has 34 bottling plant of them 8 are cobo and 26 are fobo of which one in PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd.