Nooyi marks her ninth year atop the $66.6 billion snack-and-drink behemoth in a stronger position than she’s been in for a long time. She beat back a challenge from activist investor Nelson Peltz, landed a big marketing deal with the NBA, and managed to post 4% organic revenue growth in 2014 even as consumers’ tastes have shifted toward kale and quinoa. She removed aspartame from Diet Pepsi this year—and has boosted R&D growth accordingly. Yet people are still eating Lay’s—also good news for Nooyi.
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How PepsiCo helped cut 6.4 trillion calories from the American diet
CEO Indra Nooyi sits down with Fortune’s Nina Easton and talks about the company’s involvement with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.