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US: Chartwells Higher Education acquires food management company Fresh Ideas

Rye, New York-based contract food service management Chartwells Higher Education has acquired Fresh Ideas, a food service management company headquartered in Columbia, Missouri.

Fresh Ideas is a regional foodservice company serving clients based mostly in the Midwest, South and Southeast. The company will continue to operate under the Fresh Ideas name.

 Compass Group company Chartwells Higher Education stated that the acquisition will allow it to expand into more regional college and university markets.

Andrea Johnson, president of operations and growth for Chartwells, said: “As an organisation focused on creating strong collaborative relationships with their clients, the Fresh Ideas team is a perfect match for our Chartwells culture.

Chartwells Higher Education’s chief executive Lisa McEuen added: “We look forward to the partnership and the learnings both companies will bring as we continue to create one of kind dining experiences on the campuses we serve.”

Fresh Ideas’ president and chief executive Matt Clervi commented: “At Fresh Ideas, we are passionate about serving great food and cultivating a culture of caring. We are thrilled to join Chartwells and work together to provide exceptional dining programmes for students across the country.”

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