The History of Pepsi

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  • Making the Recipe

    Making the Recipe
    It all started in the 1890's when the inventor, Caleb Bradham made Pepsi at his drugstore, where the drink was originally sold. The purpose of the drink was to improve the health of his patients.
  • Claiming the name Pepsi-Cola

    Claiming the name Pepsi-Cola
    Pepsi was renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1898 after the root of the word "dyspepsia" and the kola nuts used in the recipe.
  • Creating the Pepsi-Cola Company

    Creating the Pepsi-Cola Company
    Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo. Originally, created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham and introduced as Brad's Drink. It was renamed as Pepsi-Cola in 1898, and then as Pepsi in 1961.
  • The Original Pepsi Logo

    The Original Pepsi Logo
    In 1898, the first original draft of the Pepsi logo was released. A red color, with a messy cursive font.
  • New Logo Design

    New Logo Design
    In 1905, a new logo was introduced. A similar logo to the original, but easier to see with more variation.
  • Logo Modification

    Logo Modification
    In 1906, Pepsi once again modified their logo. This time, the logo is more bold with an attachment of "drink" flowing as a ribbon from the letter C in Cola.
  • Logo Modification

    Logo Modification
    In 1940, the Pepsi logo was redesigned, similar to the previous design. This time, the logo is simple and neat.
  • Introduction of "Mountain Dew"

    Introduction of "Mountain Dew"
    Mountain Dew is a carbonated soft drink brand produced and owned by PepsiCo. The original formula was invented in 1940.
  • A New Logo

    A New Logo
    In 1950, Pepsi changed their logo design to the lid of a Pepsi-Cola bottle. A vintage look, with red and blue outlines.
  • The First Pepsi Commercial

    The First Pepsi Commercial
    In the 1950's, the first ever Pepsi commercial was shown.
  • Logo Modification

    Logo Modification
    In 1962, the logo was modified to a more modern look.
  • Diet Pepsi is Created

    Diet Pepsi is Created
    Diet Pepsi was introduced in 1964.
  • Merging with Frito-Lay

    Merging with Frito-Lay
    In 1965, Frito-Lay, Inc. merged with the Pepsi-Cola Company, resulting in the formation of PepsiCo. Since that time, Frito-Lay has operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of PepsiCo.
  • New Style

    New Style
    Pepsi introduces the idea of using aluminum cans for their product.
  • A More "Modern" Look

    A More "Modern" Look
    In 1973, Pepsi one again changed their logo, this time to a flat portrait of a Pepsi bottle lid.
  • Cherry Pepsi

    Cherry Pepsi
    Cherry Pepsi was introduced in 1988.
  • Logo Modification

    Logo Modification
    In 1991, Pepsi redesigned the previous logo.
  • The Acquisition of Tropicana

    The Acquisition of Tropicana
    In 1998, PepsiCo Inc. agreed to purchase the Tropicana Products Ltd. unit from Seagram Co. Ltd. for $3.3 billion in cash.
  • New Logo Design

    New Logo Design
    In 1998, Pepsi created a more modern looking logo.
  • Merging with Quaker Oats

    Merging with Quaker Oats
    PepsiCo Inc. completed its $13.8 billion acquisition of Quaker Oats Co. The combined firm will retain the name PepsiCo and have combined revenue of $25 billion and gain the much-valued Gatorade sports drink.
  • Logo Modification

    Logo Modification
    In 2003, Pepsi made a logo modification.
  • The Final Logo

    The Final Logo
    Today, the Pepsi logo still remains the same (except from the modification made from 2003). A circular shape, with the red, blue, and white swirls. A logo, recognized by many Americans to this day.