PepsiCo is looking at increasing the support for its healthy eating and drinking "Smart Spot" programme.

In a telephone conference on Friday (14 October), the company said that it had a new advertising campaign planned for its Smart Spot products and was looking at a test next year aimed at improving the healthy food and drink choices of minorities in one US city.

PepsiCo's Smart Spot programme began last year. The company now puts a green spot label on more than 200 products, including Diet Pepsi and Tropicana, that meet certain healthy dietary requirements.

The company said on Friday that, in North America, sales of Smart Spot products are up 13% year to date over the same period a year ago.