After the successful launch of the Pepsi beverages plant by Varun Beverages, PepsiCo is considering opening a snacks plant in Zimbabwe. Speaking at the launch, PepsiCo sub-Sahara African GM vice-president Sarah-Anne Orphanides told NewsDay,
We are looking at how we now take the success we have had in South Africa into other markets. Certainly, with the success we have seen here with the support from Varun, it is a market that we are looking to make sure that we can actually bring those products (chips and snacks) here…I cannot commit at this stage and say that we are going to put up a plant. We are looking at the whole region so we are looking at Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana together and the investment in a snack plant is significant so we are looking at the region.
Currently, PepsiCo is selling its Lay’s and Simba chips, through local distributor, the Cold Chain Group.