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OPERATION

PROFILE

"As our business grew, and as we
got larger customers, the commissary
grew with it. We now employ four
full-time and one part-time food preparers," Scott said.
Allan's Vending Service offers
items including sandwiches, salads
and hot entrees through the commissary. It also caters events for its
customers. As times change, the company is able to adjust to food trends.
For example, with the keto diet, it
has debuted a chicken fajita bowl and

other keto-friendly choices. The family likes the flexibility of producing
the food independently, as that allows
them to adjust to clients' needs.
"Many times, a company will call
and say they are having a picnic or
closing down for a period of time and
will not need food that week," Scott
said. "We have the control of production, so it is easy to make adjustments."
He added that, over time, the company has modified its product line.

focus is giving back to the
''Our
community as much as we can, since
that's what's kept us in business
over the years.

''

Scott Allan, co-owner and operations manager

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Scott Allan officially joined the company
he owns with his parents in 1986.

While it still sells chips and candy,
which are the biggest revenue producers along with beverages, the
company now sells a lot of organic,
healthier items, especially in its
micro markets. Scott said the company is also trying higher-end chocolates and a variety of locally made
products. One of its bestsellers in its
micro markets is snack-sized portion
packs of smoked Goudas and pepperoni from a local farm.
"We definitely just try to keep up
with the trends," Scott said.

Strategizing in sales
The office coffee service division of
Allan's Vending Service has grown
over time. The company brought in
bottled water and bought another
OCS company in the 1990s, moving
the business from 20 percent OCS


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Editor's Note: Don't Miss the Open Door
VendingMarketWatch News
OCS Update: NCA Finds Under 40s Love Non-Espresso, Cold Brew
Adapting to Market Challenges Secures Success
How To Maximize Micro Market Promotions
How Design Impacts Your Micro Market
Operators Beat Revenue Numbers With New Locations, Services
Positive Outlook Drove NAMA Show Success
Classifieds
Social Hubs
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