PepsiCo is set to witness the first changes under incoming CEO Indra Nooyi with the revamp of its business in North America.

The US soft drinks giant plans to replicate the success of its fast-growing international division, where a single executive runs its food and drinks businesses.

"Managing these divisions together in a more holistic and integrated manner, like we've been doing at PepsiCo International for several years, has proven to be the right formula for growth," Nooyi said on Friday (15 September).

"Our individual businesses are headed by extraordinary leaders who are doing an excellent job running their operations, yet there is unquestionably more value to be realised by approaching our consumers and retail partners as a fully integrated enterprise."

John Compton, a Pepsi veteran with 23 years at the company, will take up the reins of the newly-created position of CEO of PepsiCo North America. Compton had headed the company's Quaker Tropicana Gatorade (QTG) division since last year.

Chuck Maniscalco succeeds Compton as president and CEO of QTG, which encompasses Quaker foods, Tropicana juices and Gatorade beverages.