PepsiCo Earnings Call Insights: Frito-Lay Business and Integration of Wimm-Bill-Dann

PepsiCo Inc (NYSE:PEP) recently reported its fourth quarter earnings and discussed the following topics in its earnings conference call.

Frito-Lay Business

John Faucher – JPMorgan: A question on Frito, which is if we look at the track data, whether it’s the absolute level of sales or even the market shares, the results today are better than I think we would’ve expected. So, can you talk a little bit about what you’re seeing maybe in the non-track channels there and then if you think about the market share issue, how should we be thinking about Frito share within salty snacks and then sort of how that’s going to work in broader context of the whole Frito-Lay business?

Indra K. Nooyi – Chairman and CEO: Brian Cornell is right here, so let me have Brian talk about the Frito-Lay business.

Brian Cornell – CEO, PepsiCo Americas Foods: John, I think we saw very balanced results in the quarter I think the overall investments we’ve made in brand building, in innovation. Our focus on productivity and execution really played out well in the fourth quarter and I think you saw that equate to growth in our value share, our volume share and also improvement in unit share. So, we are very pleased with the execution in the quarter and we would expect that the continued which we going to next year.