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Sodexo to boost US vending presence with VendEdge acquisition

Food service and facilities management firm Sodexo North America is furthering growth plans in the southern US through the acquisition of vending company VendEdge

Sodexo North America continues to pursue growth opportunities in the US | Photo credit: via Shutterstock

Sodexo North America’s convenience business, InReach, has acquired Atlanta-based VendEdge, as the food service and facilities management company continues to pursue growth opportunities in the US. 

VendEdge offers vending services to clients across Atlanta, Georgia, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Nashville, spanning new micro-markets to Office Coffee Service and traditional vending. 

Dennis Thornton, VendEdge CEO, said the company was excited to join Sodexo, a company he described as a ‘global leader in micro markets, micro café, pantry, vending, and snack box solutions’. 

“With the VendEdge acquisition we now have the right platform to grow in the Southeastern US market as well as expand our reach to clients without on-site kitchens who need premium food and beverage options,” said Husein Kitabwalla, CEO, Food Transformation, Sodexo North America. 

Sodexo North America also recently acquired Texas-based foodservice business Frontline Food Services to compliment the 2021 purchases of food-tech start-up Foodee and commissary kitchen model Nourish.Inc. 

Reporting its first quarter results for 2022, Sodexo, appointed Sophie Bellon as its new CEO earlier this year, highlighted that strengthening its US business would be a key priority, citing its partnership with For Five Coffee Roasters as a significant milestone. 

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