As long term manufacturers and suppliers (Out-of-Home.org) of food and beverage brands (retail, food service and healthcare) we have created specific efforts for the food service and retail areas in a hospital, hotel, university, office, factory, active aging center and others.
Our features include Grab and Go, Food Service and Beverage options. We have a broad mix of standard and healthy choices to choose from.
The Campus: Our teams cover the campus as a whole with opportunities in food courts, cafeterias, convenience stores, vending areas, employee stores, micro markets, gift stores, book stores, food kiosks, franchised locations, resident dining and more. The formats we cover include universities and colleges, hospitals, active aging centers, government buildings, office and factory locations, remote sites and much more.
The Hospital: At a hospital we cover every food service, vending and retail format on site. These include the cafeteria, gift shop, patient feeding program, coffee kiosk. vending areas and staff welfare program.
Our teams are available anytime for a client product review ideal for the hospital environment.
Our Healthy Fare Commitment: As manufacturers and brand partners (with clients) we are committed to creating healthier choices for our out-of-home and food service operator customers. The team brands we have are either natural or organic and most are gluten free as well.
Our internal marketing efforts also include:
www.SaludyNutricion.org: our Hispanic Consumers
www.GFStores.com: Dedicated to gluten free product manufacturing and creations
www.StudentLounges.com: Specific to our ‘on campus’ marketing efforts
The team has 25 years experience in creating and introducing new products for cafeteria areas (universities, hospitals, offices, etc).
With our brand / manufacturing partners we are introducing new healthier choices for the cafeteria environment such as:
* Gluten Free Options
* Grab and Go Programming
* New Ethnic Choices
* Nutrition Calculators
The Vending Area
The Out-of-Home team has vending broker partners who call on every university and college in the US. The new trend with healthy vending is very important to universities.
Our new www.Advendtures.com is our healthy vending marketing site creating new products for the industry.
Our other efforts include:
* Micro Markets (unmanned c-stores)
The Patient Care Program
The team is available to help introduce new food and beverage solutions to the patient care programs at hospitals. We work with a number of dieticians that create menus for both the patient feeding program and for the cafeterias.
We cater our efforts to the specific needs of patient needs such as:
* improved tolerance to oral stimulation and food textures.
* improving food or formula intake by mouth.
* reducing dependence on tube feeding.
* improving the ingredients of each offering.
* creating new better tasting products.
The Hospital Gift Shop
Usually operated by hospital auxiliary groups or outside vendors the hospital gift shops are an important part of the hospital (for patient gifts, greeting cards, snacks, etc). The team has launched its own ordering and marketing website for gift shop operators to look at new items to choose from (HospitalGiftShops.net).
With other partners there are ‘big buy’ efforts we have created to give the hospital gift shop operator the ability of buying products as if they were a large retailer group. Look for new product offerings coming soon.
The Coffee Kiosk Area
Most hospitals will have secondary food and beverage serving locations (mostly as kiosks or carts). These coffee kiosks are sometimes owned internally but usually outsourced to another company. There are companies out there who have a number of kiosks in multiple locations.
Our team (with its client brands) have a full line up of snacks ideal for coffee kiosk operators. Our sales partners are available to introduce new food, beverage and meal preparation lines to the F and B Operators and / or the coffee kiosk owners.