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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 8, August 2011, Posted On: 8/10/2011

Sodexo Wins $766M USMC Foodservice Bid

Emily Jed
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GAITHERSBURG, MD -- Sodexo Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide foodservice at 20 U.S. Marine Corps garrison mess halls on the West Coast. The deal is valued at $766 million over the life of the contract.

The French catering giant was awarded a contract to operate 31 mess halls in February. That contract is said to be worth over $900 million. | SEE STORY

With the addition of the new contract, the foodservice giant will serve a total of 51 sites in Arizona, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC.

More than 40% of Sodexo's contract with the U.S. Marine Corps are serviced through subcontracts with small, minority, disadvantaged and women-owned businesses, and with organizations that represent the interests of individuals with disabilities.

Sodexo, with U.S. operations headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, posted $21.8 billion in revenue in 2010.

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