In its first health report, the company has outlined targets to become a "business whose profit and growth come from healthier products".
These include pledging that, by 2012, 65% of carbonated soft drink can and bottle sales will be no-sugar, up from 61% in 2008. And 50% of its savoury snacks will be baked or include "positive nutrition" no more than 35% fat or no more than 43% fat plus a portion of fruit, veg, fibre or wholegrain by 2015, up from 10% in 2008.
A calorie cap of 160 calories across single-serve savoury snacks "without positive nutrition" by 2015 was a particular challenge as a standard bag contains 183 calories and a Grab Bag 264 calories.
The cap means 70% of a higher R&D spend would need to be dedicated to new healthier lines from 2012, said European vice president of R&D at PepsiCo, Rob Hargrove. "NPD will be a key focus in reshaping PepsiCo UK's portfolio."