Cold Stone Creamery has signed a multi-year agreement making Pepsi its exclusive beverage supplier. The ice cream company said yesterday (3 October) that it will carry a variety of carbonated and non-carbonated Pepsi products in 20oz. bottles format, including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew and Aquafina. The agreement marks the first exclusive beverage partnership for the company.

"Cold Stone Creamery shares our passion for innovation, making them a great partner for Pepsi," said Scott Siers, vice president of industry relations and business development, PepsiCo Foodservice. "Their vision is focused on providing customers with an enjoyable experience and we look forward to playing a role in their continued success."

"Pepsi matches our enthusiasm when it comes to delivering the best possible product to our customers," added Kevin Myers, vice president of sales and marketing at Cold Stone. "Their creativity and marketing expertise will certainly play a significant role as we continue to develop new menu items that will excite ice cream lovers."

Headquartered in Arizona, Cold Stone is an independently-owned franchise system with over 1,350 stores in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam, Japan and Korea.