Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pepsico's C.O. decides its necessary to alienate half her American customers

Sent to Pepsico via their web site's customer relations contact
I like your products a lot and we use several of them, chiefly Pepsi and Quaker Oats, and it's going to be difficult avoiding your entire line of my favorite drinks and chips, but at this point I've just had enough political nonsense that comes combined with my steady purchases and I must cut ties with all corporations whose C.O.'s use their power positions through their employees and broadly alienate their customers to signal their political conceit.  
Do not bother responding that Indri Nooyi's remarks are taken from context or were mischaracterized by media for great headlines. Her remarks stand very well on their own outside of context and we've read and understood beyond headlines. These charges by Indri Noori, projections of sexism, racism, homophobia are unequivocal and unacceptable. Until this is corrected there is no point in engaging with Pepsico any further. Goodbye.
["I had to answer a lot of questions from my daughters, from our employees. They were all in mourning,” 
“Our employees were all crying,” she said. “And the question that they’re asking, especially those who are not white, ‘Are we safe?’ Women are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ LGBT people are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ I never thought I would have to answer those questions.”  
So what does Pepsico do? Send a form letter that blames media for mischaracterizing and providing Nooyi's bogus context. In fairness, I knew that they would. Hopefully there are too many complaints to respond individually. Hopefully, there are so many complaints that they cannot even be individually read, just the first line, "Oh, here's another one," boink, form letter. And that's fine with me.
Thank you for writing.   
One of the truths that emerged from this election is that the mainstream media often fails to present a straightforward account of current events.  
Unfortunately, the coverage of Ms. Nooyi’s recent comments reflects this. Some media outlets chose to present her remarks in a fashion that captured neither the spirit of her message nor the context in which they were given. For example, you would never know from the headlines that the very first thing she did when the topic of the election came up was to congratulate the President-elect Trump. She also highlighted three primary points of his agenda.   
The following are excerpts from the discussion that provide a more complete view of her statements.  
- "First of all, I want to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump."  
- “We will all come together and unify the country."  
- "At some point, we’re going to have to pick up the big issues of technological unemployment, global trade, immigration — all of which needs reform."
Separately, the morning after the election, Ms. Nooyi sent a letter to PepsiCo employees making the following points:  
- "Yesterday, across this country, Americans turned out in record numbers to make their voices heard. I want to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his victory, and I wish him all the best as he begins the work of stewarding this country in the months and years ahead."  
- "I do hope that starting today, we can begin the process of healing, the process of overcoming the divisions that have been exposed during this campaign. I hope that starting today, we can refocus on the work of forging a partnership with one another to build our common future."  
- “We are, first and foremost, Americans. We are, first and foremost, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, who want a better life for ourselves and our families. And the only way of ushering in that better life, the only way of moving forward as a country, is by walking together, hand-in-hand.”  
The coverage by mainstream media, while it may have made for clickable headlines, misrepresented Ms. Nooyi’s  views. 
Thanks again for writing. We hope this further information is helpful.

Her remarks about her daughters and all of her employees in morning are pulled out of her butt. That did not happen except in her own fever dream.

Nor were her employees all crying. She is racist herself for her compulsion to point out her imagined straw employees non-white. That's ridiculous. Why would Trump victory make Pepsico employees feel unsafe? They didn't feel unsafe. That didn't happen. Noori is propounding standard liberal accusations that at this point are easily spotted by their sheer vapidity. She did not explain things to her daughters except to poison their minds against Trump, she did not comfort any crying employees, non whites did not ask if they are safe, women did not ask if they are safe, LGBT people were not asking if they are safe, and Noori never thought she'd have to answer those questions because they were never presented to her. She made it all up. All of it. Noori is lying. Flatly. She's lying again to drive her political point. And doing all that along well-worn standard attack lines. And we're quite sick of being battered with delusional and damaging liberal political nonsense. Noori's got a problem, and it isn't Trump.

And now Pepsico deflects to media that they know is no longer trusted by any sensible person. It was they, and not Noori.

You know, those Soda Streams are looking pretty good.

(Incidentally, one of the reviews gives very good advice. Don't shoot more CO2 into it, instead, let your container sit there awhile to absorb more CO2, and this is best done cold. The reviewer said they put the whole unit in the refrigerator so it can sit there up to a half hour. The longer and the cooler then the more carbon dioxide absorption. All that sounds like a very good idea. I've been really enjoying all those lines of flavored water. They're actually a lot better than Pepsi that is quite cloying in comparison, lemon lime, peach, coconut, pineapple, they're all great.)

And when it comes to chips, there are too many fine alternatives to mention. And every one that I've tried is fantastic. I took a few bags of locally produced tortilla chips to a party, an off brand offered at the grocery, chosen because I liked the picture on the package, and someone mentioned, "Hey, where did you get these chips? They're great! And his breath smelled heavily of tortilla chips.


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I never liked Pepsi. Then again, I am not much into Coke either.

AllenS said...

You're better off drinking beer.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Wise advice from AllenS

edutcher said...

Pepsi is sweeter, so much I noticed it when I was about 10, but this business of Lefty employers (I can't say business people), but this bit of injecting politics into business decisions shows what the Left would like to be able to do if it had the authority. One nitwit actually said he was going to pick up a sniper's rifle and kill Trump.

Just as well they lost.

On that note, a couple of things to make you smile. First, a little fearmongering, if you're a Lefty, and Willie and the Beast in retirement.

PS Did you see where, while plastered on election night, she attacked Mook and Podesta so viciously she had to be sedated?

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I assume she makes a lot of money.

Trooper York said...

Why is this woman the head of Pepsi? Is she an American? Did India buy Pepsico?

I don't drink soda at all. Only lemon water that I create myself.

ampersand said...

Indri Nooyi gave a commencement speech in 2005, assigning her fingers to represent the continents. She used her middle finger to represent North America and particularly the USA.

It's too bad Joan Crawford is no longer around, she could give those employees and Indri's daughters something to really cry about.

Trooper York said...

Here's the thing. What is the most popular drink for the toothless goobers who voted for Trump in the flyover states? Mountain Dew.

Who makes Mountain Dew? Pepsico.

Who is going to lose untold millions from people boycotting Pepisco? You know the answer.

This woman should be fired or at least demoted to night manager at the 7/11 if they want to salvage this.

Methadras said...

Chip, is there a link we can jump to?

Sixty Grit said...

Sadly, I don't consume anything made by that hate-filled miscreant's company, so like my NFL boycott, I was years ahead of the curve.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Blogger Trooper York said...
Here's the thing. What is the most popular drink for the toothless goobers who voted for Trump in the flyover states? Mountain Dew.

Who makes Mountain Dew? Pepsico.

Who is going to lose untold millions from people boycotting Pepisco? You know the answer.

This woman should be fired or at least demoted to night manager at the 7/11 if they want to salvage this.

November 15, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Karma! Although, I am with Sixty in this, I don't drink pop-soda swill.

ampersand said...

When I look at the list of Pepsico products, the only thing I buy is Diet Pepsi and only if it's on sale. The party that this woman supports wants to put them out of business. The Cook county board, after the election ,voted in a penny an ounce tax soda.

Chip Ahoy said...

Methadras, yes, The Gateway Pundit is great for all of these things mentioned. And the comments go on forever. Great reading.

Chip Ahoy said...

I just bought a huge cylindrical container of Quaker oats and now I'm cross that I did. I could have gone to Whole Foods right up the street and scooped them out from their bulk bins. They have every kind of oats available. So many types it was confusing.

I asked a New Age, elderly hippie type woman, averse to makeup and hair products and with an affinity for long scarves, "What's up with all these oats, anyway? I don't know what they mean." She looked at me, she scanned me from top to bottom, then bottom back to top and looked directly into my eyes, she smiled, and said, "You see, groats are the whole oat grain. They're very healthy for you and they take a long time to cook. Rolled oats or groats that are smashed with heavy steal rollers so that they cook faster. And cut oats are are rolled oats that are chopped into pieces to cook even faster, and instant oats are all that with steam, partially cooked, so they cook instantly in hot water. At each step of processing some nutritional value is forfeited so that convenience is traded for nutrition."

And I said, "Thank you for this valuable information, you're a very kind woman and generous with your time. I enjoyed talking to you" while thinking, "Bloody wow. I wasn't expecting all that!"

And such is the case with all the people I meet at Whole Foods. Engaging the people there, all lovely, each one, to a person, is a very large part of the shopping experience. Every single person I meet there is eager to engage on the subject of food. And that is the honest truth. No matter their sex, their race, or their age.

ricpic said...

"....groats are the whole oat grain...."

All the time I was a kid I was eating super healthy and didn't even know it...or care. You see, kasha, which was either a side dish or the base of every meal I ate, is buckwheat groats. Healthy shmealthy, kasha is TASTY. Wonderful nutty flavor. And terrific with noodles, in which case it's called kasha varnishkes. They even threw it into a big bowl of clear chicken broth. Man that was comforting on a winter's day.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Chip, are you saying those people are not at national chains and other local stores?

I find them everywhere, provided I engage them.

Leland said...

I got SodaStream built into my refrigerator, so I'm already ahead there. I forgot PepsiCo also owns Frito-Lay, but I gave up chips a few years ago to cut back on the carbs along with sugar drinks. So like Sixty, I was years ahead, except for the NFL thing. Then again, Texan players aren't really participating in the "protest".

ndspinelli said...

The Pepsi generation is mostly dead and this stupidity might put the company in a tailspin.

MamaM said...

Engage, relate, invite, enjoy, thank, along with ask, seek and knock as additional life affirming and supportive acts that lead to connection.

ndspinelli said...

Mama is up for the female lead of The Riddler in a remake of the Batman series.

MamaM said...

Here you go, Nd, in case you ever venture back:

Those words I posted are Action Words relating to ChipA's and Evi's comments about engaging with others and experiencing a lovely outcome.

Choosing to focus on any one of those actions is the step needed to move American's past the fear, contempt and confusion stirred up by the election.


And if you don't understand what I said, asking is on the list, as is inviting, though that may be what you were attempting to do with the Riddler remark!

As a side note, Ask, Seek and Knock, was the Good Teacher's prescription for what ailed his generation of wolves and lost sheep. It's a time tested method for moving forward and determining next steps when stuck. It beat's contempt hands down.

ndspinelli said...

Provoking is also a form of asking. It can cut through the sanctimony and get right to the truth. You tend to forget my profession.

Trooper York said...