Rider University announced today, June 13, an exclusive 10-year partnership with Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, making the local Coca-Cola bottler an official sponsor of the University and its products the official water and soft drinks of Rider.
Beginning July 1, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages will have the exclusive rights to sell and distribute all beverages on campus, including carbonated and non-carbonated sodas, cold teas, bottled water, sports and energy drinks, and more. These products will be served at all University-sponsored events, athletic contests, the University store and campus beverage vending, in addition to campus dining locations that include a dining hall, pub and food truck.
The new partnership will also open up opportunities for student internships with Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages at its locations in Philadelphia and South Brunswick, New Jersey.
“Students, faculty, staff and the entire campus community are going to benefit from this exciting new partnership between Rider and Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages,” said Rider Vice President for Facilities and University Operations Mike Reca. work with this legendary brand for years to come.”
The new partnership will be demonstrated through co-branded marketing displays and activities around Rider’s campus, including during events for Rider’s 18 NCAA Division I varsity intercollegiate athletics programs.
Rider and Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages’ individual commitment to sustainability will be enhanced by this partnership as they collaborate on new sustainability efforts, and Rider students will have the ability to sample new products across the beverage portfolio.
“Our primary goal as the local Coca-Cola bottler is to be an invested partner in the communities we live and work,” said Fran McGorry, Co-Owner and CEO, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages. “We’re thrilled to add Rider University to our portfolio of local commitments. In addition to providing our products, we look forward to collaborating on ways to enhance our communal commitment to sustainability and creating opportunities to support the Rider community.”
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages serves diverse communities and customers throughout its regional territory. As the local Coca-Cola bottler and distributor, the company and its employees can meet the individual needs of customers of all sizes. The company partners with customers and consumers across all industries, including several higher education institutions within its footprint.
Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, LLC is a privately owned bottler that operates production facilities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Moorestown, New Jersey, and Elmsford, New York. It also operates sales and distribution centers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marmora and South Brunswick, New Jersey; and the Bronx, Maspeth, Elmsford, New Windsor and Smithtown, New York.