PHILADELPHIA (May 28, 2020) – As the fight against COVID-19 continues, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the largest U.S.-based food service company, is continuing to assist and support frontline workers by opening on-site ‘pop-up’ grocery stores at healthcare facilities across the country, to serve as a one-stop shop for doctors, nurses and hospital staff to grab necessities on their way home. To date, Aramark has opened more than 100 pop-up stores.
The Company is transforming existing retail spaces into grocery stores offering a variety of fresh baked goods, bread, milk, eggs, non-perishable items, paper towels, health & beauty aids and more.
These ‘mini-marts’ stock basic and hard-to-get items that Aramark is able to source through its vast distributor network. By offering a place to shop within their workplace environment, employees are saved from that extra stop before heading home to their loved ones.
“We are thankful for the dedicated frontline healthcare providers, who day-in and day-out treat and care for patients during this pandemic,” said Jeff Gilliam, President of Aramark’s Healthcare division. “Creating these pop-up grocery stores is our way of providing a small convenience for them to procure essential items they need.”
Aramark is reconfiguring its traditional service model with innovative solutions, new service methods, and safety protocols including the following adjustments to maximize safety and social distancing:
During this time of great need, Aramark is working harder than ever to provide food and resources to employees and communities feeling the impact:
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