NYC: Scandal over Snapple?

NY Daily News today reports that NYC controller William Thompson wants to scrap the city’s deal, made by new Chief Marketing Office Joe Perello to make Snapple exclusive non-carbonated beverage of choice for schools in the New York City Department of Education, as well as all non-school city buyildings. Thompson says that a fair bidding process wasn’t followed and that two vendors offered better deals and more cash. Juice vendor Apple & Eve, for example, offered to pay $77 million over seven years, according toi the News. The story points out that the Perello worked with Snapple when the NY Yankees, where he used to work, did a Snapple deal.
Stay tuned to see whether these bottles get banned.