Displaying all posts tagged: Frito-Lay

A Record-Setting Day for Frito-Lay at the State Fair of Texas!

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas” and that rang true yesterday, when Fritos brand corn chips took over the State Fair of Texas, to create the world’s largest Frito Pie. The popular corn chips were born in 1932 when Elmer Doolin purchased a recipe from a local businessman and began making the first Fritos chips right from his mother’s kitchen with a converted potato ricer. Doolin’s mother, Daisy Dean Doolin, created recipes to help market Fritos corn chips by using them as an ingredient in a wide range of dishes, including her now-famous Fritos Chili Pie. Yesterday, Fritos made history once again by celebrating the 80th anniversary of the corn chips with a 1,300 pound Fritos Chili Pie. To read more about the event, and get the recipe, check out this post on Frito Lays’ Snack Chat. Read more

Frito-Lay’s Factory of the Future

Frito-Lay’s futuristic facility in Arizona is among the world’s most energy- and water-efficient manufacturing sites. The 350-employee, 283-acre site produces over 430 million snacks a year, and is an environmental technology test bed. It recycles 75% of its water, gets half its electricity from the sun, powers production lines with steam from wood waste and sends zero waste to landfill. Engineers combined technologies in the retrofit. Water recycling produces drinking-quality water, a biomass boiler powers production lines cutting natural gas use by 80%, and on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) fields produce nearly 10 million kilowatts of electricity. Read more

Recipes from 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

Yesterday, Chef Jody Denton, our Executive Research Chef for Frito Lay North America, cooked up a couple of amazing creations featuring PepsiCo products in the PepsiCo Café at the Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF): Lay’s Salt and Vinegar Fish Tacos and Carolina Pulled Pork. Read more

Recipes and Inspiration from Chef Denton

Chef Jody Denton, our Executive Research Chef for Frito Lay North America (and all things delicious) is here with us in Aspen, cooking up fresh, delicious snacks for attendees of the Aspen Ideas Festival. Read more

Making A Difference in Our Community

Recently I had the pleasure of joining my colleagues from the Frito-Lay plant in Lynchburg, Va. for the 19th Annual Day of Caring. This community-wide event benefits non-profit agencies in Central Virginia, and includes projects ranging from reading to children at childcare sites to landscaping the lawns of elderly residents. Read more

PepsiCo Gives Back Through United Way Day of Caring

There's a message that's been shared on this blog many times by my fellow Snack Chat team members -- how great it is to work at a company that does so many things to help local communities. I had the opportunity to experience this myself recently when I joined 1,200 Frito-Lay and PepsiCo coworkers for our second annual United Way Day of Caring, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Together, we donated more than 5,000 community service hours working on over 20 projects across the metroplex. Read more

Congrats to Our Casa Grande, Ariz., Site – Near Net Zero Becomes a Reality!

Today, I’m in Casa Grande, Ariz., - halfway between Phoenix and Tucson - to celebrate the success of our most ambitious environmental sustainability project to date; our Casa Grande facility is now one of the “greenest” and efficient manufacturing facilities in America. Read more

Happy Golden Anniversary, Frito-Lay!

At Frito-Lay, we’re celebrating a big milestone this month. In September 1961, Dallas-based Frito Co., founded by C.E. Doolin, and Atlanta-based H.W. Lay & Co., founded by Herman Lay, merged to form Frito-Lay, Inc. Read more

PepsiCo Day in L.A.

Last week, I found myself on the campus of California State University – Los Angeles (CSULA), as Victor Crawford, president, field operations for Pepsi Beverages Company, unveiled PepsiCo’s new environmental investment to the City of Los Angeles. Read more

Wheels in Motion: Our First Electric Trucks Hit the Road in NYC

Kindly reposted from the Frito-Lay Snack Chat Blog. Today, Frito-Lay North America put our wheels in motion for a more environmentally-friendly fleet: Five electric-powered delivery trucks hit New York City and will start servicing Frito-Lay routes this month.In total, we plan to put 21 electric trucks on U.S. streets in 2010 (additional trucks will be in Fort Worth, Texas and Columbus, Ohio). And, we plan to roll out 150 additional electric trucks in 2011, making Frito-Lay the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America! Last summer, we announced our relationship with Smith Electric Vehicles, the nation’s top manufacturer of battery-electric commercial trucks and producer of the Newton, which is the only all-electric commercial truck on the market. These trucks generate zero tailpipe emissions and operate for up to 100 miles on a single charge. Smith Electric is a leader in the development of commercial electric trucks designed... Read more

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