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PepsiCo UK invests big in 75 year old Walkers crisp and snack brand facility

PepsiCo UK said it is investing £58 million ($72.2 million) in its Walkers brand Leicester facility. As Gloria Cowdin reports for Food Business News, the investment, which is PepsiCo UK’s largest in the last 25 years, will support the installation of a new manufacturing line, updated equipment to increase sustainability and improved employee facilities, according to the company.

Walkers snack brand produces crisps and snacks and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. It recently was named Britain’s third biggest grocery brand by trade website The Grocer, which noted that Walkers’ total sales last year reached £1.25 billion.

The planned updates have four focus areas that support the company’s pep+ sustainability initiative to reach net-zero emissions by 2040. The investment also will support technology to help develop healthier snack options within the Walkers brand. By 2025, the company aims to have half of Walkers snacks sales be portions of 100 kcal or less.

Source: Food Business News. Full story here
Photo: Credit Walkers via Food Business News

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