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August 23, 2012 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia-based food-service giant Aramark said Tuesday that it would eliminate the use of all pork from animals bred using gestation crates in its U.S. supply chain by 2017. In announcing the plan with the Humane Society of the United States, Aramark joined dozens of other food-service companies, restaurant chains, and supermarkets that have pledged to end their reliance on suppliers who house breeding pigs in confining crates their whole lives. "Aramark is proud to stand in partnership with other industry leaders and supply-chain partners to transition away from gestation crates in a timely fashion," said Kathy Cacciola, Aramark's senior director of environmental sustainability.
NEWS
August 22, 2012 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia-based food service giant Aramark said today it will eliminate all pork from animals bred using gestation crates in its U.S. supply chain by 2017. In announcing the plans with the Humane Society of the United States, Aramark joins dozens of other food service companies, restaurant chains and supermarkets that have pledged to end their reliance on suppliers who house breeding pigs in confining crates their whole lives. "Aramark is proud to stand in partnership with other industry leaders and supply chain partners to transition away from gestation crates in a timely fashion," said Kathy Cacciola, Aramark's senior director of environmental sustainability.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the biggest participants in London's Olympics will also be one of the most silent. Aramark Corp., the $13 billion catering company headquartered in Philadelphia, will serve 70,000 meals a day at the Olympic Village during peak times. That should give Aramark bragging rights over what must be a monumental logistical task. But it can't happen, not if Aramark, now handling its 16th Olympics, wants to retain its supplier status in the future. Lloyd Evans, a spokesman with the Olympic Committee in London explained in an e-mail: "As you may or may not [know]
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2012 | By Stephan Salisbury
There is nothing in the deep backgrounds of either Joseph Neubauer or Aileen Roberts that quite augurs the passion, imagination, and sheer stubbornness required to move an embedded cultural monument and build it anew. Yet that is exactly what Neubauer and Roberts have helped achieve, and on Thursday they will receive the coveted Philadelphia Award, the civic honor established in 1921 by Ladies' Home Journal editor Edward W. Bok, in recognition of their efforts. The award, given for their central roles in bringing the Barnes Foundation from Merion to Philadelphia and finding the financial wherewithal and architectural panache to pull it off, will be presented, appropriately enough, at the foundation's just-opened building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
IN THE REGION AAA details area holiday travel About 10 percent of Philadelphia-area residents will hit the road — or the rails or the runways — for Memorial Day, according to projections by the auto club AAA Mid-Atlantic. About 404,000 residents of Philadelphia and the four Pennsylvania suburban counties are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home during the May 24-May 28 period. That is up 0.5 percent from the Memorial Day period last year, said Jenny Robinson, spokeswoman for AAA. An estimated 88 percent will drive.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2012 | Harold Brubaker
La Salle University hired Aramark Corp. to run its dining services. Under the contract with Aramark, all of La Salle's current full-time food services employees will maintain their La Salle years of service and their eligibility for tuition remission, and have a comparable health-insurance plan, said Jon Caroulis, a spokesman for the Philadelphia university. The La Salle operation employs 100 full time and 60 part time, he said. Aramark's higher education division manages food services for more than 600 colleges and universities in North America, according to the company.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2012 | By Bob Fernandez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
London, ho! Two Philadelphia-based companies will be seeking gold-medal performances at the Summer Olympics: food vendor Aramark and media giant Comcast Corp., whose NBC Sports division holds the U.S. broadcast rights. Officials from both companies spoke last week about the Games, scheduled for July 27 through Aug. 12, at a meeting hosted by the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia at the Cira Centre. It kicked off the fanfare for the global event, which Nick McInnes, a deputy consul-general with the British Consulate, said could generate $35 billion in economic activity.
NEWS
May 10, 2012 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Neubauer, best known as benefactor to some of the region's top cultural organizations, stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Aramark Corp. after 29 years as its leader. Aramark, one of Philadelphia's largest companies, with a global workforce of 250,000, has hired Eric J. Foss, 53, a former PepsiCo Inc. executive, to succeed Neubauer as president and chief executive. The move marks the end of an era for the food-services and facilities-management company, which has known just five chief executives since 1936.
NEWS
May 9, 2012 | By Mike Armstrong, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Aramark Corp., one of Philadelphia's largest companies, has hired a former PepsiCo executive to succeed longtime chief executive Joseph Neubauer. Eric J. Foss joined the privately held food-services and facilities-management giant as its new president and CEO Tuesday. Foss, 53, retired as CEO of Pepsi Beverages Co., a $20 billion division of the soft-drink maker, on Dec. 9. That makes the CEO succession at Aramark something of Pepsi generation phenomenon. The 70-year-old Neubauer had held several senior positions at PepsiCo in the 1970s, including the head of its Wilson Sports Goods division before joining what was then called ARA Services at its chief financial officer in 1979.
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