Hospitals of most sizes have on-site food and beverages offerings (cafeteria/vending/kiosks) as some also have on-site hospital gift shops.

We work with key industry players such as Vistar, Aramark, Sodexo, Compass / Foodbuy, Canteen, Sysco, US Foods, Nassau Candy, Dot Foods and many others that relate to distribution via the cafeteria (as well as the vending and kiosk areas)

The Hospital:  Start-up and Emerging Brands are looking for other retail and food service formats to introduce their products to.  The Hospital are ideal not only for distribution efforts but also are ideal to get new consumers trying their products.
The Hospital can have any of the following areas for consumer products:  A Micro Market, Vending Area, a Cafeteria, a Coffee Kiosk, Patient Feeding, Hospital Gift Shops, Healthy Meal Programs for the Home (for Employees), a Pharmacy and more.

Retail Store Programs:  Since 2008 we have been created retail store designs for a number of formats including hotel pantries, campground stores marina stores and others.  The team creates front-end programs, coffee programs and grab-and-go sections amongst others.

Featured Brands Ideal for Colleges and Universities

Chicken Pound Buffalo Wrap

Chicken Pound Chicken Salad

On-Site Meal Programs For Clients: The Sports Retail Group has a-number of fitness center meal kit program partners including The Chicken Pound who are available to talk to for your client’s needs.
The Chicken Pound: Founded by a three-time bodybuilding champ (Carlo Filippone) The Chicken Pound is expanding their all-protein meal kit line-up of products into other categories. The Chicken Pound brand is available to martial arts studios and fitness centers nationwide as a solution for their members.
Their current options include Cilantro-Lime Chicken, Jerk Chicken and Kansas City BBQ.

Food Service Providers:  Companies such as Compass (Foodbuy), Sodexo, Aramark, Delaware North and many others provice a very important service in being the operators of a cafeteria, retail area and possibly vending.
Definition:  Food service provider is a company who contracts with a specific institution to provide food or beverage services at any location on the premises of that institution.   Common examples include colleges/universities, hospitals, government buildings, convention centers, remote sites, tourist locations, active aging faciities and others.

Our History With Grab-and-Go

We created the first series of grab-and-go programs in the early 1990’s and evolved into becoming distribution platform developers and operators for formats such as hotels, camp-grounds and marinas.
Our first series of snack and beverage programs (including with Best Buy, Lowe’s, Hilton and Staples) grew to an annual $500 million and evolved into new programs within the food service formats (smoothie, juice, yogurt, coffee, deli, colleges and universities, hospitals, offices and factories, stadiums and arenas, theme parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums and more).

We Created the Grab-and-Go Platform to introduce a series of new snack and beverage brands to customers in convenience, vending, food service retail and related formats.
* Our emphasis includes C-Stores, Truck Stops, Travel Plazas, Hotels, Colleges & Universities, Hospitals, Offices and Factories (Micro Markets), Smoothie Shops, Coffee Shops, Juice Shops, Boba Tea Shops, Zoos, Aquariums, Museums and More.

Our CPG History:  Our Team has been involved with start-up, emerging and established food, snack & beverage brands since the early 1990’s.
We work with a long-list of beverage contract manufacturers nationwide to help make beverage products as well as have a-number of sales team partners available to get the products into beverage distributors, retailers, food service customers and more.

What We Do:  We help start-up and emerging brands learn how to get their new beverage products listed with beverage distributors nationwide.
Ex:  Beverage Product Development, Creation and Launch:  The team helps with the ideas behind brand; the creation of the brand and the launch of a brand.

  • Sodas
  • Juices
  • Kombuchas
  • Alcohol
  • Water
  • Sports Beverages
  • Energy Drinks
  • Fountain Services
  • Botanicals
  • Milk Shakes
  • Smoothies
  • Frozen Beverages
  • Milk
  • Frappes
  • Teas
  • Coffee
  • Sparkling Beverages
  • Mixers
  • Cocoa Products
  • Powdered Drinks
  • Super Foods Beverages
Help With Merchandising Programs

We are available to help with your in-store marketing needs (POS, shippers, displays, club-pack units, signage, racks, fixtures and more).
We have over 30-years with the largest companies (Nestle, Coca Cola, Pepsi/Frito Lay) and a long-list of start-ups (Nature’s Bakery, Perfect Bar, Coachella Farms, Super Coffee, Exo and others) in creating merchandising programs.
Our merchandising unit manufacturers are based in America, Mexico and Vietnam.