• Pepsi

    Gatorade To Release Diluted Gatorade Bev

    In an attempt to combat sluggish sales and declining growth, PepsiCo, the maker of Gatorade, announced that it will roll out a low-cal version of the drink later this year, aimed at “athletes who are not breaking a sweat.” (Also: people who are sitting on the couch, people who are too lazy to mix one […]

    / Jul 25, 2007 at 1:14 PM
  • Pepsi, Reader Poll

    Pepsi’s Sextortion Victim: Casting The Movie of His Career

    Gary Wandschneider likes to think of his career in cinematic terms. Which got us wondering, “Who should play Gary in the movie?” Sounds perfect for a DealBreaker reader poll! Make Free Online Polls

    / Dec 8, 2006 at 1:19 PM
  • Jessica Wolcott, Pepsi, sex

    Today in Sextortion: The Victim’s Email

    Gary Wandschneider, the married Pepsi executive who went to the feds when a girl he met over Craigslist attempted to extort $125,000 from him, sent the email below to Pepsi employees, according to one of our commenters. This is without a doubt the most difficult e-mail I’ve ever written in my 25 years at Pepsi. […]

    / Dec 8, 2006 at 12:00 PM
  • Jessica Wolcott, legal, Pepsi, sex

    Today in Sextortion: Pop Tart Jessica Wolcott Is Scary

    Pepsi sextortionist Jessica Wolcott is apparently even more of a sociopath than anyone would have guessed, judging from an interview with her ex-husband Kyle Strait in Suburbarazzi. According to Strait, Wolcott used eight different middle names—Michelle, Monica, Elizabeth, Dakota, Rameda, Rachel, and Tatiana (pat on the back for that Russian mail-order bride reference we made […]

    / Dec 7, 2006 at 9:03 AM
  • Jessica Wolcott, legal, Pepsi, sex

    Today In Sextortion: Pop Tart Jessica Wolcott’s Husband Speaks Out

    The former husband* of Jessica Wolcott, the twenty-two year old who recently pleaded guilty to extorting $125,000 from a married Pepsi executive she met on Craigslist, has posted an anguish-filled comment over on the message boards for, a peer-to-peer lending site. “I wish I would have caught this all sooner. This poor soul, myself, […]

    / Dec 4, 2006 at 9:25 AM
  • Jessica Wolcott, Pepsi, sex

    More Players In The Pop-Tart Extortionist’s Life Speak Out

    Our good instincts tell us that we should probably leave this story alone. But then again, we cannot remember when the last time we listened to our “good instincts.” So we’re sticking with it. In the past couple of days our comments section has heard from more people close to now-former-Pepsi executive Gary Wandschneider or […]

    / Dec 1, 2006 at 4:39 PM
  • Companies, Jessica Wolcott, Pepsi, sex, Time Warner

    Time Warner Is No Pepsi

    We don’t want to harp on the story of Gary Wandschneider, the Pepsi Bottling Group executive who went to the Feds when his attempt to get a little on the side made him the target of a twenty-two year old scammer extortionist. He’s certainly not the first wealthy, older man to find himself in a […]

    / Dec 1, 2006 at 10:09 AM
  • Jessica Wolcott, legal, Pepsi, sex

    Extortion Exec Exits Pepsi

    At some point you start to wonder, “Hey, Pepsi dude, are you sure keeping your $6 million job wasn’t worth paying that little hustler $125,000?” A top Pepsi honcho’s job fizzed out yesterday, just days after his soda bosses learned that his penchant for surfing the ‘Net for women made him an extortion target. “As […]

    / Nov 30, 2006 at 12:51 PM
  • Companies, Jessica Wolcott, legal, Pepsi, sex

    Extorted Pepsi Exec’s Daughter Reaches Out To DealBreaker (Probably)

    In the comments to our post on sextortionist Jessica Wolcott’s victim—some mustachioed dude at Pepsi you’ve never heard of and probably won’t hear of again—we’ve apparently heard from his daughter, Nikki. Now we can’t vouch that this is definitely the victim’s daughter, of course. But the comment is completely earnest, and actually a bit sweet. […]

    / Nov 29, 2006 at 4:45 PM
  • Jessica Wolcott, legal, Pepsi, sex

    Slutting Your Way To A Good Loan

    Jessica Wolcott is not just an extortionist. She’s also a model/market/entrepreneur—at least according several loan requests she made on the website Prosper, which brings together small lenders with borrowers. From March through April of this year, Wolcott placed six ads on the website seeking between $10,0000 and $20,0000—requests totaling $90,000—giving a variety of reasons why […]

    / Nov 29, 2006 at 10:47 AM
  • Craigslist, Pepsi, sex

    Extorted Exec Mystery Solved!

    This morning the New York Post names the extorted executive as Gary Wandschneider, a divisional vice-president of Pepsi Bottling Co. According to, Gary pulled in nearly $3 million in cash compensation last year and was awarded stock options worth about another $3 million. Well, that’s somewhat less exciting than the idea that it was […]

    / Nov 28, 2006 at 9:27 AM
  • Pepsi, Reader Poll

    Does Pepsi Hate America? A DealBreaker Reader Poll

    Yesterday we noted that the new CEO of Pepsi, Indra Nooyi, came under fire last year for allegedly anti-American remarks she made at the Columbia business school commencement. Pepsi and Indra say critics took her words out of context and misconstrued her meaning. There’s only one way to resolve this–a DealBreaker Reader Poll. Does Pepsi’s […]

    / Aug 16, 2006 at 10:15 AM
  • Pepsi

    Does Pepsi Hate America? New CEO Gave US The Middle Finger

    Yesterday we wrote some nice things about the new CEO of Pepsi, Indra Nooyi. We said she was smart. We said she looked smart. We said she was from India. We said that people said she played well with others (although at least one commenter objected to this characterization). You know what? All that sugar […]

    / Aug 15, 2006 at 2:14 PM
  • Pepsi

    New Pepsi

    So Pepsi named Indra Nooyi as it’s next CEO, succeeding former marine tough guy Steve Reinemund. She will be the fifth CEO in the company’s 41 year history. Everyone says she’s very smart, and smart for real—not just because they’re profiling her for being born in India and having that “brainy chick” look. She’s also […]

    / Aug 14, 2006 at 4:19 PM

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