Nooyi assures India to help meet development goals

Nooyi assures India to help meet development goals

India-born PepsiCo chief Indira Nooyi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and apprised him of PepsiCo’s investment in India and increased use of local fruit juice in its beverages.

Nooyi also offered her company's help in the government’s efforts to achieve national development goals.

“As I shared with Prime Minister Modi, PepsiCo is well-positioned to help the government deliver on the national development goals he has outlined for farmers and supporting their livelihoods,” she said in a statement after the meeting.

“The prime minister and I had an engaging dialogue on how PepsiCo is making investments to grow, process and use more Indian-grown fruit juice in our sparkling beverages... We also discussed our launch of new Quaker Oats products that take traditional recipes and add in whole-grain Quaker Oats to help Indians start their day in a healthy way,” Nooyi said in a statement.

PepsiCo has plans to invest Rs 33,000 crore in India in the next four years and more than double its business in the country.

Last year, PepsiCO had cut sugar content in its 7UP brand by 30% and replaced it with plant-based sweetener.

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