Vendor Machine Pricing


Coca-Cola vending machine pricing for soda on campus reflects a $1.75 contract price.

On July 1, 2014 the University awarded a contract to Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company for soft drinks and related products, equipment, supplies, and services as the result of a competitive procurement process. This eleven-year contract became effective on July 1, 2014 and will end on June 30, 2025.

Contract terms include potential moderate price increases as mutually agreed upon between the University and Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper throughout the term of the contract.

Most beverage vending machines on campus are equipped to accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express cards for a cashless vending experience.


In late 2004, the University awarded a contract to Canteen Vending for food vending services, as a result of a competitive procurement process. This six-year contract became effective on January 1, 2005, and ended on December 31, 2011. The contract was later assumed by Burch Food Services, and then by Jackson Brothers, both Canteen affiliates.  As of October, 2021,  ownership is through Imperial, LLC, which purchased Jackson Brothers.  All contractors have historically indicated the prices are comparable to area retail pricing.

Contract terms allowed for a 2008 increase in vend pricing from $0.85 to $1.00 for small size candy, and $1.00 to $1.25 for large size candy.  Prices on other food items remained the same.

A new five-year contract became effective, January 1, 2012 with Jackson Brothers. Renewal options were originally through December 31, 2021, and subsequently extended through December 31, 2026.  Contract terms allow for $1.65 for candy, $1.35 for chips, $1.75 for pastries.

Based on current demand, Imperial will continue to rebalance food machine placement throughout campus.  In order to maximize food freshness, and to optimize service, snack machines will remain to be the core offering, and cold food offerings will only centrally be made in Carrington Hall.