Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo's chief executive officer, is due back in Upstate today to celebrate the opening of the Muller Quaker Dairy yogurt manufacturing plant in Batavia. The plant is a joint venture of Pepsi and the Theo Muller Group, as Pepsi aims to ramp up its sales in the yogurt industry.
Forbes ranked Nooyi, 57, the 10th most powerful woman in the world in the latest edition of its list. Her ranking was up two spots from a year earlier.
"Under her urging, PepsiCo is researching a new sweetener that could result in trading places with rival No. 1 Coca-Cola," Forbes wrote.
-- Matt Glynn