About Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel Group, Inc.

Keeping employees fed and clothed is one mark of this company. ARAMARK is the world's #3 contract foodservice provider (behind Compass Group and Sodexo) and the #2 uniform supplier (behind Cintas) in the US. It offers corporate dining services and operates concessions at many sports arenas and other entertainment venues, while its ARAMARK Refreshment Services unit is a leading provider of vending and beverage services. The firm also provides facilities management services. Through ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel, the company supplies uniforms for healthcare, public safety, and technology workers. Founded in 1959, ARAMARK became a public company again in 2013.

Geographic Reach

ARAMARK has operations throughout the US and nearly 20 other countries. International markets account for about 20% of the company's revenue. The company has a diverse customer base, serving customers in 45 states, Puerto Rico, and one Canadian province from more than 200 service location and distribution centers across the US and one service center in Ontario, Canada.

Sales and Marketing

ARAMARK serves businesses of all sizes in many different industries. Like its outsourcing rivals, ARAMARK competes primarily through bids to provide services to specific clients. It is generally engaged through long-term contracts that are renewed on a periodic basis. Most of ARAMARK's contracts allow the company to retain all revenue from its operations while paying a commission to the client; it also works under management-fee arrangements under which clients bear some of the financial risk for expenses. In addition, the company's uniform and apparel division also sells products (outerwear, safety gear, work wear) directly to customers.

Financial Performance

ARAMARK's revenue was $14.6 billion in fiscal 2017. That was an increase compared to fiscal 2016 revenue of $14.42 billion. The increase was attributed to growth in the company's Sports, Leisure & Corrections and Education sectors; growth in Ireland, Spain, China and Mexico; and growth in ARAMARK's Uniform segment.

ARAMARK's net income was $373 million in fiscal 2017. That was an increase compared to the previous fiscal period's net income of $287 million. The spike in net income was directly related to the company's increased revenue in fiscal 2017.

The company's cash provided from operating activities increased was $1 billion at the end of fiscal 2017, up from $806 million in fiscal 2016.


ARAMARK has been trying to consolidate its operations to become more efficient. The company decided to exit certain operations within its international foodservices segment during fiscal 2016. During fiscal 2015, the company completed the sale of its Aramark India Private Limited. In the past the company has used acquisitions and partnership agreements to grow its business.

Mergers and Acquisitions

During fiscal 2016 ARAMARK completed the purchase of Avoca Handweavers Limited, an Irish retail and cafe business, for approximately $65.8 million.

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Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel Group, Inc.

1101 Market St Ste 45
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2934
Phone: 1 (215) 238-3000


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel: Harold Dichter
  • Executive Vice President Group President: Andrew Kerin
  • Senior Vice President, Sales Marketing: Mike Kruszewski
  • Employees: 12,000

Major Office Locations

  • Philadelphia, PA