Aramark Corp.


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The sales volume shown is for Aramark's domestic Food & Support Services business for fiscal year 2009. It includes revenues from both foodservice and the many non-food-related support services the company offers. The international Food & Support Services unit generated an additional $2.3 billion while the Uniforms unit added $1.58 billion. Three quarters of the contracts operated by the Food & Support Services unit are P&L deals of one kind or another.

Highlights of the past year include operating the foodservice at this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Anaheim, CA, Operationally, Aramark realized a big hit with baseball fans with its gluten-free menus at select big league ballparks.

Aramark recently expanded its partnership with the CIA's Pro Chef Certification program from its sports/entertainment unit to 40 of its higher education sector chefs. The company also broadened its higher education portfolio of facilities service capabilities to include various “green” specialties and expended its Jam Rewards loyalty program targeted at the college market. Also new for this sector is a pizza concept called Topio's that specializes in old-world pies customized with modern flavors and spices, and Burger Studio, which lets students enter their own customized orders at touch screen-based ordering kiosks.

In the K-12 sector, the major initiative was the launch of the Cool Caf dining environment in more than 500 elementary schools last fall after a pilot the previous year proved successful in boosting participation services and fruit/vegetable consumption.

The healthcare and corrections units named new presidents, Tim Campbell and Scott Parrill, respectively

An exclusive multi-year agreement with Cooking Light magazine will expand health and wellness offerings and the magazine's reach into 25 of Aramark's North American B&I locations.

New client deals in the past year include Camden (NJ) Schools, Lawrence Technological University, a seven-year agreement with Provena Health System for clinical technology services and a 10-year contract with the National Park Service to operate Lake Crescent Lodge, located in Olympic National Park. Aramark also extended its existing deal with Houston ISD.

Currently, Aramark manages dining and food services for 1,508 B&I locations, 385 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 484 colleges/universities, 361 K-12 school districts, 500 corrections facilities, 210 recreation/convention facilities, 37 conference centers and 39 university stadiums.




Major Segments Served (e):
B&I (25%), Sports/Entertainment (19%), College/University (23%), Healthcare (19%), Corrections (5%), K-12 (5%), Vending/OCS (4%)

No. of Contracts
2009: 3,524
2008: 3,385

Sales Volume
2009: $8,394
2008: $8,925

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