CL Swanson Corp.


Ranking #32

CL Swanson is primarily a vending firm that gets about a quarter of its revenues from dining, catering, office coffee and convenience retailing services. It is currently looking to expand in the government and education segments, has developed a proprietary branded program called Bistro Box Lunches and added Laura Kalt, MBA, RD, to head its Food Service Group.

In addition, the company has been continuing to emphasize its Better-4-You healthy lifestyle program and moved to more by-the-ounce self-service salad and sandwich bars, which reduce labor needs while gratifying customer demands for more control over portion size and ingredients.




Major Segments Served:
B&I (84%), Government (5%), Hospitals (3%), College/University (3%), Corrections (2%), K-12 (1%)

No. of Contracts
2009: 836
2008: 850

Sales Volume
2009: $48
2008: $52

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