PepsiCo Inc. paying Center Grove schools for exclusive rights


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Pepsi vending machine. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


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Center Grove students will find that the vending machines, concessions stands and cafeterias won’t be offering Coca-Cola products for much longer.

The schools will start selling PepsiCo Inc. products after the soda company offered to pay the district more money and lower the costs for the drinks.

PepsiCo will pay the schools a total of $481,631 during the next five years in exchange for the exclusive right to sell products in the schools.

Coca-Cola, which has had a contract with Center Grove for the past seven years, made an offer of $251,733. The school board voted to approve a contract with PepsiCo at an Aug. 15 meeting because it offered almost twice as much.

 

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