Coca-Cola Amatil wins Pizza Hut business from PepsiCo

January 17, 2019
By Alana House

Coke is replacing Pepsi at Pizza Hut outlets throughout Australia.

Coca-Cola Amatil has described the five-year agreement as “a major new business win”. It will be sole supplier for a range of beverages including carbonated soft drinks, still and sparkling water, flavoured milk and juice in Australia’s 285 Pizza Hut restaurants.

It is the first time in Pizza Hut’s almost 50-years history in this country that Coca-Cola has been served at its outlets, as the pizza chain was previously owned by Pepsico.

Managing Director of Australian Beverages Peter West said: “This is the beginning of a strong new relationship with one of Australia’s largest pizza restaurant and home delivery chains – 285 restaurants selling more than three quarters of a million pizzas each year.

“It means more Australians can enjoy a great beverage alongside a great pizza.”

CEO of Pizza Hut AustraliaPhil Reed said: “Coca-Cola Amatil’s range of products has proven to be popular with our customers.”

“We are very excited to be working with such a strong business partner, and one which shares our commitment to the customer experience.” 

The five-year agreement with Pizza Hut is effective from this month. Coca-Cola Amatil beverages will roll out in Pizza Hut restaurants over coming weeks, alongside new cold drink equipment. 

The agreement follows business wins for Coca-Cola Amatil with Hungry Jack’s, Red Rooster, Oporto and Hilton Hotels.

West said the string of business wins were solid building blocks for Amatil’s Australian Beverages’ growth.

Coca-Cola Amatil lost the contract to supply carbonated soft drinks and water to Domino’s to Pepsico/Schweppes in 2017.
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