PepsiCo Beverages Canada Signs Multi-year Partnership Agreement With BC Place

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - PepsiCo Beverages Canada ("PepsiCo Canada") and BC Place, the province's largest public event facility, have renewed their longstanding working relationship with the signing of a new multi-year partnership agreement.

This multi-year agreement provides PepsiCo Canada with exclusive beverage supply rights for all non-alcoholic beverages at BC Place.  This includes carbonated soft drinks, sport drinks, bottled water, enhanced bottled water, fruit juices, energy drinks, teas, cold coffee, plus any new beverage innovations that may occur during the term of the agreement.

PepsiCo Canada's bottle, can, and fountain products will be prominently displayed and served during all public events at BC Place under this agreement.

"We couldn't be more proud of our partnership with BC Place," said Kurtis McCartney, Vice President and General Manager, Western Canada, PepsiCo Canada.  "It's a great honour to serve our family of beverages to the millions of visitors who use the iconic facility each year, and it's always a pleasure to do business with organizations which truly embrace partnership.  We look forward to working together to bring enjoyment to BC Place visitors for many years to come."

"We've had a great working relationship with PepsiCo Canada, which has been our exclusive supplier for more than 25 years," said Howard Crosley, General Manager of BC Place. "We're delighted that our close working relationship will continue, as we open the doors on the new BC Place and head into a whole new era together."

About PepsiCo Canada
PepsiCo's businesses in Canada are organized into two business units. PepsiCo Foods Canada includes Frito Lay Canada and the Quaker Foods & Snacks business. PepsiCo Beverages Canada includes Pepsi, Gatorade and Tropicana business. For more information about our sustainability efforts, please visit

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit

About BC Place
BC Place is the largest sports, exhibition and entertainment venue of its kind in British Columbia, hosting the province's most notable events including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.  BC Place is undergoing a major revitalization that includes the installation of the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world. Upon re-opening September 30th, 2011, BC Place will once again become the home of the BC Lions Football Club and the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and the new home for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC MLS franchise.  BC Place will host both the 99th CFL Grey Cup and the 2011 Vanier Cup in November, plus many other exhibitions, and community and entertainment events in the future. For more information, please visit


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