Snacking is driving demand for Frito-Lay ($PEP)

January 14, 2021

PepsiCo (PEP)

The quarantine 15 didn't materialize out of thin air...consumers were snacking.  And LikeFolio data suggests they still are. Snacking mentions increased 36% YoY in the past month, continuing an upward trajectory triggered at the onset of Covid.
Snacking trend
Qualitative mentions reveal working and learning from home drove demand for adult and kids snacks. So it's no surprise that PepsiCo, parent of Frito-Lay, is benefitting from this shift in behavior.  Mentions of snacking on PepsiCo's top brands are currently pacing +26% YoY. PepsiCo will report earnings for 20Q4 in early February. We'll provide clients with an update and recommended trades, if applicable, on the Earnings Sheet.

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