PepsiCo Reducing Labor Force in Middletown, N.Y.

June 10, 2024
Former BFY Brands plant, now part of Frito-Lay, will eliminate 88 positions.

PepsiCo Inc. WARNed New York state officials it will eliminate 88 jobs at its Frito-Lay facility in Middletown, N.Y. There are a total of 305 employees at the site.

The announcement was part of a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice filed May 30 with New York’s Dept. of Labor. The layoffs will begin Aug. 30. PepsiCo said economic factors were the cause.

PepsiCo acquired the plant when it bought BFY Brands, which makes PopCorners and other salty snacks, in late 2019.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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