Is PepsiCo really 50 years old? Maybe, or maybe not

PepsiCo Inc. has taken the 50th year of its founding to run a series of advertisements to celebrate the occasion. The trouble is that the claim is not entirely accurate, at least to the extent to which Pepsi-Cola was first a product in 1898 and then a company called Pepsi-Cola in 1902. PepsiCo has, for some reason, has used its merger with Frito-Lay, which was founded in 1961, maybe, based on PepsiCo’s convenient memory of history, to create a birthday. More