Pepsi Philippines to stop making Cheetos, other snacks locally


Posted at Sep 25 2019 06:28 PM

MANILA - Pepsi-Cola Philippines will stop manufacturing Cheetos and its other snack products locally to concentrate on beverages, the company said on Wednesday. 

Snacks such as Cheetos, Lays, Doritos, Ruffles, Red Rock Deli, Fritos, Tostitos, Sunchips, Smartfood, Munchies, and Rold Gold will no longer be made locally but will be imported, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PPCPI) said. 

The company said its board of directors approved the closure of its snacks production line "to focus on and strengthen the company’s core business lines."

"Employees of PCPPI’s snacks plant in Cabuyao, Laguna will be transitioned into their new roles in PCPPI following management’s thrust of leading its employees well," the company said. 

Pepsi's line of beverages includes Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton and Sting.