It's true. Pepsico
and the Coca-Cola
corporation actively pursue exclusive vending contracts with colleges, and now high schools. A few years ago, Dartmouth
was a land of peaceful
coexistence between the Coke products and the Pepsi products. No longer. The Pepsi products have been terminated with extreme prejudice
; now all our soda is Coke, and all our juice is Minute Maid
(at least in the dining halls). The convenience store sells some Pepsi products, but there is nary a Pepsi machine to be found on campus.
Corporate advertising all over school really sucks.