PepsiCo has set out its ambition to be a "radically different" business in 10 years by going on the acquisition trail for "healthier brands" and developing more nutritious NPD.

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."