TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continental, Michigan’s largest food management company, today announced it has acquired Metro Vending Service, Inc. (Metro Vending), located in Roseville, Michigan. As part of the acquisition, the Metro Vending staff will join the Continental team.
According to Steve LaPorte, president of Continental’s refreshment services group, Metro Vending expands Continental’s client base with a diversified roster of long-term customers cultivated over the course of more than seven decades in business.
“Metro Vending further adds great leadership skills, a deep bench of industry experts, and outstanding customer focus to our refreshment services operations,” adds LaPorte. “We are eager to share Continental’s custom-tailored, on-the-go food service options and market leading service with a new group of customers.”
Metro Vending joins Satellite Vending Company and 24 Hr. Vending LLC as the third add-on acquisition completed by Continental in the last nine months. Bringing Metro Vending on board marks another key milestone for Continental as it pursues its continued growth and geographic expansion objectives. The company is also making strategic investments in innovation and technology to enrich the customer experience across its entire portfolio of services.
Continental provides a wide range of custom dining, refreshment, and event services for more than 700 small and medium-sized businesses, blue-chip corporations, colleges, universities, business and industrial sites, and hospitals and medical centers. The company’s custom-tailored services range from on-site corporate cafés, grab-and-go markets and traditional vending, to off-premise catering and event services. Continental’s team is passionate about creating engaging experiences with fresh, handcrafted food, helping the company earn a spot on Food Management magazine’s FM 50 2018 ranking of the top 50 largest noncommercial contract dining management companies in the U.S. More details at www.ContinentalServes.com.
Marc Rosset of Professional Vending Consultants, Inc. assisted as intermediary in this transaction.