Tuesday, September 24

UCLA enters into campus-wide contract with Coca-Cola

UCLA will receive $15.4 million from a campus-wide contract with Coca-Cola Co., the university announced Wednesday.

Currently, various parts of campus serve PepsiCo Inc. and Coca-Cola products. The 10-year agreement will consolidate UCLA’s beverage contracts and sponsorships and result in increased revenue for the university, according to the statement.

Coca-Cola will now serve its beverages in cafeterias, restaurants, vending machines and dining halls at UCLA. The contract also applies to UCLA Athletics.

“By negotiating as a single purchasing entity, the university arrived at more favorable contract terms that directly benefit the campus,” said UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Jack Powazek in the statement.

Revenue from the contract will be used to support campus programs, including about $3 million for student scholarships.

Fountain dispensers and on-campus vending machines that serve Pepsi products will be converted to serve Coca-Cola beverages over the next several weeks, said Phil Hampton, UCLA spokesman. Pepsi products will still remain available for purchase in the UCLA Store in Ackerman Union, Hampton added.

Compiled by Kristen Taketa, Bruin senior staff.

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  • Coca Cola Lover

    This just made my week! :)

  • Pepsi Lover

    This just ruined my week….

  • Coca Cola and Pepsi Lover

    This left my week unchanged.

  • I am partially against this.

    No! Our athletes will start drinking powerade?! I hope we’re ready to see our athletics programs decline.

  • Aces.

    Can we talk about the vague student scholarships part? How can a struggling student apply to these scholarships?…

  • this blows

    coke is evil.

  • thanks!

    rum and coke with my RAs just got so much easier