U.S., Nov. 30 -- As food and beverage companies scramble to cut through the noise, PepsiCo Ventures Group is giving startups the support they need as it expands into the US following European success...

PepsiCo is no stranger to innovation. From Pepsi to Lay's, Tropicana to Quaker Oats, the food and beverage giant has sculpted brands that are now commonplace on grocery shelves across the globe. Under its banner, PepsiCo has not only created its own iconic flavours and styles but it has also nurtured startups with capital investments and even acquisitions. It's a good deal for both parties: with an ear to the ground, PepsiCo can stay one step ahead of the hottest trends shaking up the sector, while newcomers can take advantage of the wealth...