Under the new multiyear pact, Pepsi replaces Coca-Cola, Delaware North's beverage supplier for the past 94 years. The agreement makes Delaware North one of the largest travel and leisure accounts for PepsiCo Foodservice.
PepsiCo's Foodservice division will provide Pepsi carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, juice drinks and teas, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices, Frito-Lay snacks, Quaker Foods and other products at more than 200 travel, entertainment and sports locations in the United States at which Delaware North provides food and beverage service.
"As a global leader in hospitality and food service, Delaware North is always looking for partnerships that support our vision and values, and PepsiCo certainly does," said Chuck Moran, president and chief operating officer of Delaware North Companies.
"PepsiCo is one of the world's most admired companies. Its commitment to product development, a broad portfolio of high-quality products and environmental stewardship were important to us in the selection process," Moran said.
Delaware North operates concessions, premium dining, catering and retail stores in high-profile venues such as national and state parks, historic hotels, scenic resorts, sports venues, airports, and gaming destinations. Some of its better known locations include Yosemite National Park, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Boston's TD Banknorth Garden, which Delaware North owns and operates.
PepsiCo is assisting Delaware North with installing state-of-the-art Pepsi fountain beverage dispensing equipment and foodservice product merchandising coolers at its locations across the United States. PepsiCo will also use its extensive marketing capabilities to help drive sales at Delaware North locations and increase guest traffic to its signature properties.