PepsiCo (PEP) - Get PepsiCo, Inc. Report North America CEO Albert Carey said that there is a need to 'double down' on healthier foods and beverages. He was speaking at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference on Wednesday.

Furthermore, kids in college are drinking water, Gatorade, Lipton, Starbucks (SBUX) - Get Starbucks Corporation Report and Pepsi bottled beverages, in that order, according to Carey.

Additionally, Pepsi is more devoted than ever to direct store delivery (DSD) for snacks and drinks, while focusing on transitioning chilled beverages to DSD, he noted.

Regarding online initiatives, Pepsi's packaging needs to be improved for its products to play a more integral role in e-commerce, Carey said.

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