You might say this company does the cooking and cleaning for its corporate clients. Sodexo, Inc., is a leading foodservice operator in North America, serving 10 million customers consisting of corporations, health care, long-term-care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government entities, and remote sites. The company also provides office-beverage and convenience-store vending services. In addition to foodservice, Sodexo provides outsourced facilities-management services (or, as the company calls it, on-site service solutions), which includes cleaning, grounds-keeping, and uniform and linen supply. The company is the North American operating arm of French foodservice giant Sodexo.
Sodexo serves some 9.3 million meals every day to more than 6,000 clients. It also develops and franchises quick-service outlets in food courts through its subsidiary, Retail Brand Group. The company's Sodexo Remote Sites unit provides support services for remote work sites, such as offshore oil drilling platforms and mining operations.
Sodexo serves clients throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. The North American business accounts for about 37% of revenues of its parent company's global operations.
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Sodexo delivers services in eight client sectors: Corporate, Defense, Justice Services, Remote Sites, Health Care, Seniors, Education, Sports & Leisure.
In line with the strategy of its corporate parent, Sodexo is focused on winning new service contracts, especially in the area of on-site service solutions. An example of this strategy, in 2011 it announced an expanded relationship with ADP, a provider of HR, payroll, and benefits administration services. As part of the agreement, Sodexo provides on-site dining, vending and office refreshment services for ADP associates nationwide. Also that year it won an on-site contract with the Detroit Public Schools (including 136 public schools), the largest contract ever won by its Education teams.
Paris-based Sodexo changed its name in 2008 from Sodexho Alliance, dropping the "h" and "Alliance", as part of a global rebranding effort. Sodexo, Inc., did the same. The change was made in order to raise the group's profile and name recognition by focusing on the easier-to-spell single-word moniker. – less