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TOPNEWS
Five Star strengthens
executive team with
3 key promotions
Accent Food Services
[ LEADERSHIP ]
Sodexo to buy Accent
Five Star
From left, Mark Stephanos, Jeff Parks and Frank
Field take on expanded roles at Five Star.
FIVE STAR FOOD SERVICE INC.
promoted three key company leaders to new
executive positions. The promotions will allow
the regional convenience services firm to
" right-size " its corporate organizational structure
for its 35-branch multi-state operation.
Mark Stephanos becomes executive vice
president of operations, a new post added to
the firm's management structure. He brings 40
years' experience in vending and foodservice.
Jeff Parks, previously president of Five Star's
Atlanta region, will now serve as the company's
senior vice president of retail operations. He
assumes Stephanos' prior role.
Frank Field, who joined Five Star 15 months
ago as strategic initiatives director, has been promoted
to vice president of retail support. Field
spent the past five years in micro markets and
purchasing at Imperial, a Canteen franchise.
Founded in 1993 and based in Tennessee,
Five Star is one of the largest privately held
vending firms in the U.S. and largest franchise
of Canteen, a Compass Group company.
Five Star acquires
coastal GA's Rawls
Five Star Food Service
acquired Rawls
Distributing, a Canteen
franchise based in
Savannah, GA. The
acquisition expands Five
Star's territory to the east
and north along Georgia's
coast from its nearby
locations in Brunswick and
Douglas. The operation
was founded in 1976 as a
Tom's Foods franchise by
The French catering
behemoth agreed to
acquire Frontline Food
Services (dba Accent
Food Services), a fastgrowing
U.S. micro market
and vending operation.
Financial terms were not
disclosed. The acquisition
follows several others
in the U.S. made by the
Paris-based firm in 2021,
including startup Foodee
and commissary kitchen
model Nourish Inc. Accent
began as a family-owned
vending business in central
Texas and expanded
operations to the midAtlantic,
Arizona and
Nevada.
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21252548
365 purchases
catering platform
365 Retail Markets has
acquired Spoonfed, a
Glasgow-based tech firm
that provides software
to contract caterers and
restaurants in the U.S.,
UK and western Europe.
Spoonfed software
is sold through webbased
subscriptions. It is
reportedly used by three of
the top 10 globally ranked
universities. 365 chief
executive Joe Hessling said
Spoonfed has synergies
with his company's existing
unattended retail offerings.
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21250159
Partnership aims to
add value to M&As
Three industry experts have
formed a partnership to
bring integrated marketing
and M&A services
to vending and OCS
operators. John Salterio,
Gary Pretzer and Orrin
Huebner are building a
marketing services program
leveraging their 100-plus
years of industry know-how
and passion for success.
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com/21255808
brothers Robin and Kevin
Rawls. Robin assumed
sole ownership when Kevin
died in 1995. In June 2021,
the unexpected death of
Robin set into motion plans
for the family to sell the
company.
VendingMarketWatch.
com/21252674
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February-March 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of February-March 2022

Editor’s Note
Industry News
OCS Update
BostonbeaN’s Ace on the Road
From 3G to 4G to 5G and Beyond
Weekly Reporting
Pantry Service 2022
Uncompromising Service Accelerates Pot O’ Gold’s Rebound
Classifieds
Social Hubs
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February-March 2022 - Editor’s Note
February-March 2022 - 7
February-March 2022 - Industry News
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February-March 2022 - OCS Update
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February-March 2022 - BostonbeaN’s Ace on the Road
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February-March 2022 - From 3G to 4G to 5G and Beyond
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