Aramark Partners with Dickies to Launch New Shop Series Collection for Auto Technicians

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 19, 2016) – To help employees within the automotive industry look sharp and present a professional image while on the job, one of the most recognizable brands for the automotive workforce, Dickies, is partnering with Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management and uniforms, to offer a new line of automotive performance apparel called the Dickies Shop Series, it was announced today.

“We are focused on introducing innovative ways to help businesses enhance the customer and employee experience,“ said Aramark Chief Operating Officer, Brad Drummond. “The new Dickies Shop Series offers a great new collection for auto service professionals that combines style and comfort to elevate the image of any auto repair business, while inspiring confidence among customers.” 

The new Dickies Shop Series collection of automotive performance apparel offers styles for both men and women in multiple colors that include long and short sleeve work shirts, long and short sleeve polos, multi-pocket performance shop pants and jackets. The line was created with flex fabric to be comfortable, stain resistant and hard-wearing. 

“The partnership with Aramark is exciting; they immediately recognized the power of the Dickies brand in the automotive marketplace. Aramark can now offer the Dickies Shop Collection to new and existing uniform rental customers across the country,” said Alex Smith, Senior Vice President, Dickies Occupational Wear. 

Dickies Shop Series is available to Aramark customers through its uniform rental program, which includes the pick-up, laundering and delivery of fresh uniforms weekly. A leader in the industry, Aramark provides uniform rental and uniform leasing services to more than 300,000 customer accounts nationwide from over 228 service locations and distribution centers across the United States. Aramark's full-service employee uniform solution includes design, sourcing and manufacturing, customization, cleaning, maintenance, and delivery.

About Dickies Occupational Wear
Dickies Occupational Wear, a division of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., is North America’s leading provider of professional grade performance workwear to the industrial laundry, uniform dealer and promotional industries. Specializing in superior quality products at an unmatched value, Dickies Occupational Wear provides durable, functional and comfortable head-to-toe uniform solutions for five key work segments: manufacturing, law enforcement, automotive, hospitality and food service under the Dickies®, Walls®, Terra® and Kodiak® brands. For more information, visit www.dickiesdelivered.com

About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We work to put our sustainability goals into action by focusing on initiatives that engage our employees, empower healthy living, preserve our planet and build local communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.