Philadelphia, PA, March 3, 2009 – ARAMARK Higher
Education, a world leader in providing professional services to more
than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America, recently
introduced a new campus convenience store concept, Provisions on Demand
(P.O.D.) Market, to meet the demand of students looking for fresh,
healthy and convenient grab ‘n go dining options.
on Demand (P.O.D.) Market combines the corner store with the style of a
modern market, featuring grab ‘n go dining options for breakfast, lunch
or any time of day, including: freshly-prepared breakfast sandwiches,
burritos, wraps, sushi and salads, as well as fresh produce, bakery and
coffee selections and traditional essentials found in a convenience
“Our research told us that students were looking for
fresh prepared foods and everyday essentials in one convenient location
on campus,” said Mark Walker, Associate Vice President of Convenience
Retailing, ARAMARK Higher Education. “Our goal was to develop a
highly-customized solution that delivers quality, convenience, variety
Each store will be customized based on the
specific needs of the campus community in which the store is located.
For example, one campus may offer a wide range of organic and kosher
products, while another will feature a more traditional selection.
on Demand (P.O.D.) Market was designed to engage students about the
foods they eat, offering information about their place of origin and
nutritional value. Product cues clearly identify food items as vegan,
organic, kosher, locally-grown, gluten-free, low-carb or fair trade.
on Demand (P.O.D.) Market was piloted in the Fall 2008 on three
campuses, including Brandeis University (MA), University of Tennessee
and The University of Toledo. Additional locations are planned for
rollout over the next three years.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2009 list of "World's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 260,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com.