Frito-Lay in manufacturing expansion
Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo and leading snack manufacturer, will make a $200m investment at its Rosenberg, Texas, site.
The investment will add two manufacturing lines for Funyuns and tortilla chips, completed by 2023 and the project will provide 160 new jobs.
The Frito-Lay Rosenberg facility today employs more than 750 full-time plant and fleet associates, produces more than 117 million pounds of snacks annually and has a revenue of $15b.
Frito-Lay continues to support the local community
This is the second investment Frito-Lay has made since 2019 to the Rosenberg site when the company announced a $138 million investment that added a new Cheetos line, new seasoning and packaging equipment and a warehouse expansion, set to be complete late 2021.
With Frito-Lay's continued commitment to the communities where its associates live and work, the company has programmes to give back in the Houston area, including its Building the Future Together initiative, in partnership with Feed the Children.
The programme has provided donations to five Houston-area high schools during the 2020-2021 school year, supplementing 33,000 meals. The programme also provided monthly deliveries of other items, such as:
- School supplies
- Hand sanitizer
- Personal care item
In addition, The PepsiCo Foundation programme supports Black and Hispanic aspiring and graduating community college students, through another partnership with Houston Community College, providing more than 200 scholarships over the next two years.
Frito-Lay bringing investments to life
"We've called Rosenberg home for nearly 40 years”, said Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain, PepsiCo Foods North America. Throughout that time, the support of Fort Bend County has helped us invest in the right areas so that we can continue to grow and provide jobs to the community. The Rosenberg site has the largest footprint of any Frito-Lay facility in Texas, producing snacks for Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Georgia, and several other parts of the country when we hit times of peak demand."
"Frito-Lay has been a long-time partner in Fort Bend County, coming to Rosenberg in 1982 with about 100 employees," said Vincent M. Morales, Jr., commissioner, Fort Bend County Commissioner's Office. "They have expanded in Rosenberg over the years, choosing to grow their footprint in our community, and now have more than 700 employees – and that number will go up with this latest expansion. We are proud of our partnership with Frito-Lay and thank them for their investment in Fort Bend."
Restaurant Brands New Zealand agrees to a master franchise deal with Yum! Brands
Restaurant Brands New Zealand has seen an 10% increase in its first quarter in comparison to the previous year, generating sales of up to $97.4mn.
The corporate franchisee is also now set to further its growth by signing a new Pizza Hut master franchise agreement with Yum! Brands, which will enable it to continue its operations for the brand in New Zealand.
Network sales in the first quarter sales within Pizza Hut’s New Zealand arm equated to $23.4mn, an increase of up to 1.2%. However, there is now a slight decrease in the number of Pizza Hut stores run by independent franchisees, with up to 98 stores in total.
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The 10-year agreement will enable Restaurant Brands to continue running the everyday administration and marketing work of the Pizza Hut brand in the country, and also bolster independent franchisee-owned stores, according to newsroom.pro.
Restaurant Brands has become New Zealand’s largest fast-food operator, with KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks Coffee and Carl's Jr brands situated under its umbrella.
In Hawaii, Pizza Hut has also seen an increase of 10.9% in Q1, with no decrease in store numbers.