Pepsi is a US based company and the US economy is going through tough times in the recent past. A look at the major indicators will indicate how the company is performing. US growth has been muted since the crisis and has not really picked up after. In between there are signs of recovery however these signs have not continued over a long period. GDP of US has been growing around 2% and in some quarters there are signs of recovery and in some quarters there are signs of recession.
Recently the shutdown by the US government presents a new challenge. Although shutdown is not expected to last long but the GDP of the economy is going to get slowed down. Economic indicators like unemployment and house price index have shown better results in the past two quarters however there is still a long way to go and the economy is yet to be fully recovered. Inflation trends of the economy has also shown that the economy of US is going weak and there are signs of improvement but again some quarters show signs of slowdown.