Companies With ‘Better-for-You’ Foods Do Better Financially

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Companies With ‘Better-for-You’ Foods Do Better Financially

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A Hudson Institute report shows that companies with a higher percentage of sales from healthier food and drink products have greater profits than their competitors who do not produce such products.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 4:30pm

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Food and beverage companies with a greater percentage of sales from so-called “better-for-you” products do better, financially, than their peers with less healthful fare, a new report finds.

The report is from the Hudson Institute and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It looked at financial figures from 15 large food and drink companies between 2007 and 2011.
 
You also may be asking what “better-for-you” foods are, anyway. They include “no-, low- and reduced-calorie items, such as flavored waters or diet sodas, as well as products that generally are perceived to be healthier, such as yogurts and whole-grain cereals,” according to the Hudson Institute.
 
Examples include Oscar Mayer Lean Turkey and Wheat Thins from Kraft Foods, PepsiCo’s Pepsi Max and Quaker Oatmeal and Unilever’s Breyer’s Light ice cream and Lipton Dry Soups.
 

About PepsiCo 
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit 
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