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Sodexo Expands North American Presence with Latest Acquisition

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Sodexo Expands North American Presence with Latest Acquisition

InReach, a Division of Sodexo, Acquires K&R Vending Services

Sodexo North America, through its convenience business division InReach, has recently completed the acquisition of K&R Vending Services, a company based in Delaware. The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed. K&R Vending Services, established in 1978, is known for its operation of food and beverage vending machines, micro markets, and office coffee services. Their services extend across key eastern US states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

Strategic Expansion in Vending Operations

Sodexo’s Aggressive Growth in the Vending Sector

This acquisition is a strategic move for Sodexo North America, aligning with its broader food transformation strategy. Husein Kitabwalla, CEO of Food Transformation at Sodexo North America, emphasized the significance of this acquisition. He stated that it marks a crucial milestone in the company’s comprehensive strategy focused on the food and beverage sector. The aim is to expand InReach’s influence and presence across North America.

Building on a Series of Acquisitions

Sodexo’s Continued Growth Through Strategic Purchases

K&R Vending Services is not the first acquisition in this sector by Sodexo North America. It follows a series of strategic purchases, including the acquisition of Frontline Food Services and VendEdge in 2022, and the more recent acquisition of A.H. Management in July 2023. These acquisitions are part of Sodexo’s ongoing effort to strengthen its position in the vending and catering markets in the United States.

Sodexo’s Global Footprint and Financial Growth

A Global Player with Strong Financial Performance

Founded in Marseille in 1966, Sodexo has grown into a global player, operating in 53 countries. The company has shown impressive financial growth, with a 12% increase in revenue in the 12 months ending 31 August 2023, reaching €23.7 billion (approximately $25.8 billion). Additionally, Sodexo reported a 14% rise in group net profit, amounting to €794 million (around $864 million), highlighting its strong financial health and global market influence.

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