LOGAN – A radical transformation is underway this week at Utah State University.

Pepsi is out and Coke is back on campus.

Pepsi’s 10-year contract with USU is ending and by July 1 the changeover should be in place.

In anticipation of Coca-Cola’s new contract, the process of swapping out at least 20 fountains and 80 vending machines across the Logan campus has already begun.

These decade-long contracts are common between beverage companies and university campuses. Not too long ago USU served Coke but as that agreement was ending, the university was required to request bids and 10 years ago Pepsi’s proposal was the winner.

The university said the new contract with Coke will include “carve-outs” allowing USU to enter an agreement with Red Bull but also maintain the right for the QuickStop convenience store in the Taggart Center to sell both Coke and Pepsi products.

Dwight Davis, associate vice president for finance and administrative services, said requesting bids as contracts end helps to ensure that USU provides businesses fair and open opportunities to provide services on campus.

Revenue from both the Red Bull and Coke contracts will support Utah State athletics. This new contract with Coke covers only the USU Logan campus

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