Five Star Food Service Inks Multi-Year Exclusive With 365 Retail Markets

Posted On: 10/9/2018

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TROY, MI -- 365 Retail Markets said it has signed a long-term, exclusive contract to provide micromarkets to Five Star Food Service.
Five Star Food Service is largest independent operator of micromarkets in the world, according to 365 Retail Markets, with more than 1,000 locations operating in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. Founded in 1993, the Chattanooga, TN-based company is one of the largest privately held full-line vending operations in the United States. Five Star became a Canteen franchise in 2008.
Five Star plans to expand both geographically to take advantage of underserved areas with micromarkets, as well as using newer 365 Retail technology like mobile and tablets to take its offerings to smaller offices and businesses.
"Joe and the team at 365 have been true partners and a tremendous asset to our growth in micromarkets," said Five Star Food Services chief executive Al Recher. "We appreciate their commitment and ability to align with our organization and objectives. We see 365 as a core strategic partner as we continue to scale the business."
"The Five Star team moves very quickly and demands excellence to keep up with their growth plans," said Joe Hessling, chief executive of Troy, MI-based 365 Retail Markets. "The fact that they have put their trust in us for the next few years took a lot of dedication and collaboration. I am extremely proud of them and their accomplishments."  365 Retail Markets is a micromarket pioneer,  delivering continued innovations for the vending, foodservice and hospitality since 2008.