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PepsiCo provides Alfred University with wide variety of beverage options

PepsiCo’s state-of-the-art Spire 4.1 fountain drink dispensers will be installed in Powell Café.
PepsiCo’s state-of-the-art Spire 4.1 fountain drink dispensers will be installed in Powell Café.

PepsiCo was introduced last week as the new official beverage provider for Alfred University’s campus dining operations and vending locations. The agreement will provide the campus community with PepsiCo’s broad portfolio of beverage options which will give students, staff, and faculty a wide variety of choices.


ALFRED, NY—PepsiCo was introduced last week as the new official beverage provider for Alfred University’s campus dining operations and vending locations. The agreement will provide the campus community with PepsiCo’s broad portfolio of beverage options which will give students, staff, and faculty a wide variety of choices.

 “We are excited to partner with Alfred University and AVI to provide students a wide array of beverage choices on campus for dining and while on-the-go,” said Lauren Libby, vice president, Foodservice, PepsiCo Beverages – North Division. “Upstate New York is an important region for our business, and we’re looking forward to having an increased presence in the market and its community through this new partnership.”

“Our partnership with PepsiCo provides significant benefits to the dining program at Alfred University,” added John Dietrich, director of Dining Services for the University. “Students will be pleased by the variety of beverages available to them.  We also know that students have been looking for healthier beverage choices and PepsiCo was able to provide us several outstanding options.”

Alfred University’s dining facilities now offer a variety of PepsiCo products:

· Ade Dining Hall serves PepsiCo’s full fountain beverage portfolio including bubly sparkling water, Dole Juice, assorted Lipton teas, Tropicana Lemonade, and Gatorade, as well as carbonated soft drinks such as Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Mountain Dew.

· The Powell Café features two Spire 4.1 fountain units. The PepsiCo Spire system is a state of-the-art digital fountain experience that lets consumers personalize their fountain beverage by adding shots of flavor into your favorite beverage. 

· Starbucks ready to drink bottled beverages are available for purchase at the “We Proudly Serve Starbucks” at Powell.  This includes favorites like Frappuccino, Cold Brew, Nitro, and DoubleShot Espresso in various flavors

PepsiCo has provided 27 vending machines, which are operated by AVI Foodsystems, the University’s food services provider. The vending machines were installed at various locations across campus last week and stocked by AVI personnel. PepsiCo’s vending machine beverage options include Pepsi, Gatorade, Pure Leaf iced tea, Mountain Dew, Starbucks ready-to-drink coffee, LifeWtr, Aquafina, bubly and more. The vending machines will soon accept a number of cashless payment methods, including AU Dining Dollars, major branded credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and Android Pay.

PepsiCo and Alfred University remind students to visit the retail locations across campus for a chance to enter to win exciting raffle prizes provided by PepsiCo, including Amazon Kindles and a Fitbit.