April 23, 2013
Company will operate 25 dining and retail locations at U.S. Air Force bases in California, Wyoming, South Dakota and Florida
Gaithersburg, Md., April 23, 2013 — Sodexo, leading provider of Quality of Life Services, announced today that it has been affirmed as the winning bidder for a contract of up to 10 years to provide food services at five United States Air Force bases. The contract is valued at $200 million in revenues, over the life of the contract.
“The U.S. Air Force has set out on a mission to improve the quality of life of men and women on bases with the Air Force Food Transformation Initiative,” said David Scanlan, president of Sodexo’s Government Services division. “We are pleased to be part of this important initiative—it is a great opportunity to enrich the Air Force community experience at each base we serve. Sodexo thrives in environments where innovation is necessary to meet the changing needs of our clients and customers.”
Sodexo will operate a total of 25 dining and retail locations at U.S. Air Force bases in California, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Florida with a portion of the contract serviced through teaming agreements with small, minority, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses and organizations that represent the interests of individuals with disabilities. To provide a new level of service and dining for Air Force customers, Sodexo will combine industry best practices in retail and campus-style dining programs like FLY by Sodexo, national brands such as UFood Grill, and a training program for Airmen foodservice specialists to introduce fresh, local products at each base.
Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Life services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at http://blogs.sodexousa.com/.
Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world.
Key Figures (as of August 31, 2012)
Sodexo in the World
18.2 billion euro consolidated revenue
20th largest employer worldwide
75 million consumers served daily
Sodexo in North America
8.8 billion dollars revenue
700 facilities management sites
Over 15 million consumers served daily