Sodexo Awarded Food Service Transformation Contract at Five Air Force Bases

 Sodexo Awarded Food Service Transformation Contract at Five Air Force Bases

PR Newswire

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 23, 2013

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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.

About Sodexo
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.

Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (, 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 (, 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

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2012)

Sodexo in the World                    Sodexo in North America
18.2 billion euro consolidated revenue 8.8 billion dollars revenue
420,000 employees                      125,000 employees
20th largest employer worldwide        9,000 sites
80 countries                           700 facilities management sites
34,300 sites                           Over 15 million consumers served daily
75 million consumers served daily


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