A large number of corner stores in the Big Apple are running out of crunchy snacks made by Frito-Lay.
Frito-Lay, owned by PepsiCo, cut the pay of its drivers last year by as much as 33 percent or $30,000, prompting dozens to quit.
At a Brooklyn depot, about 35 of the 140 drivers have quit since the August change to drivers’ pay scales.
The pay restructuring essentially got rid of commissions, which had rewarded drivers who hustled to increase their revenue.
For some, the new structure will cut pay to $60,000 a year from $90,000, forcing them to get side jobs, like driving for Uber on the weekend.
It has been reported that some stores in NYC haven’t gotten a Frito-Lay delivery in months.
A Frito-Lay spokesman said, “this is a national initiative…participating sales representatives have on average seen an increase in compensation.”