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PepsiCo Leans on Snacks to Top Estimates as Beverages Fizzle

  • Company tops quarterly estimates, but its forecast disappoints
  • CEO Indra Nooyi also relying on cost cuts to bolster profit
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PepsiCo Inc.’s snacks are having to pick up more of the slack for its ailing beverages.

The company posted sales and earnings that topped analysts’ estimates last quarter, helped by an uptick in volume at its Frito-Lay business in North America. The snack growth helped offset continued declines at the Purchase, New York-based company’s drinks business. Still, a disappointing forecast suggests that PepsiCo has more struggles ahead.