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Convenience on Demand

Convenience Store News, August 10, 2009


The C is for Convenience

High Point University Student Paper, February 2011


New Choices for Old Dominion

Convenience Store News, April 11, 2011

ARAMARK Introduces New Campus Convenience Store, March 3, 2009
P.O.D. Offers Provisions on Demand in Modern Market Style

PHILADELPHIA, March 3, 2009 – ARAMARK Higher Education, a world leader in providing professional services to more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America, recently introduced a new campus convenience store concept, Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market, to meet the demand of students looking for fresh, healthy and convenient grab ‘n go dining options. 

Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market combines the corner store with the style of a modern market, featuring grab ‘n go dining options for breakfast, lunch or any time of day, including:  freshly-prepared breakfast sandwiches, burritos, wraps, sushi and salads, as well as fresh produce, bakery and coffee selections and traditional essentials found in a convenience store.  

“Our research told us that students were looking for fresh prepared foods and everyday essentials in one convenient location on campus,” said Mark Walker, Associate Vice President of Convenience Retailing, ARAMARK Higher Education.  “Our goal was to develop a highly-customized solution that delivers quality, convenience, variety and value.”   

Each store will be customized based on the specific needs of the campus community in which the store is located.  For example, one campus may offer a wide range of organic and kosher products, while another will feature a more traditional selection.    

Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market was designed to engage students about the foods they eat, offering information about their place of origin and nutritional value. Product cues clearly identify food items as vegan, organic, kosher, locally-grown, gluten-free, low-carb or fair trade.

Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market was piloted in the Fall 2008 on three campuses, including Brandeis University (MA), University of Tennessee and The University of Toledo.   Additional locations are planned for rollout over the next three years.  

About ARAMARK Higher Education
ARAMARK Higher Education is dedicated to excellence in dining, facility, conference center, and stadium and arena services. ARAMARK enhances the living and learning experience and environment for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America.  For more information and a list of our services, visit www.aramarkhighered.com.

About ARAMARK
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world.  In FORTUNE magazine’s 2008 list of “America’s Most Admired Companies,” ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and analysts. ARAMARK also ranked first in its industry in the 2007 FORTUNE 500 survey.  ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 260,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries.  Learn more at the company’s Web site, www.aramark.com.


In The News

GSU is First HBCU, First in State With P.O.D. Market
Grambling State University News, September 25, 2013


POD to open in Stranahan Hall
The Independent Collegian, September 8, 2011


Store of the Month: P.O.D. Market
Convenience Store News, April 2011
ARAMARK's latest P.O.D. Market marks its first foray into made-to-order and hot foods


New Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market opens on Laird Campus
UDaily, November 11, 2009


Collegiate Convenience
Display & Design Ideas- May 2009


Good Eats on the Go, March 4, 2009
When you think of "food" and "convenience stores" together, you might have visions of days old hot dogs slowly turning on rollers under a heat lamp, or a microwave oven encrusted with ... well, never mind.

ARAMARK Higher Education, is out to change all that on college campuses with its new Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market concept.

P.O.D. Market combines the corner store with the style of a modern market. Students can get fresh, healthy alternatives to "mystery meals" on the way to class or any time of the day.

Grab ‘n go food items include freshly-prepared breakfast sandwiches, burritos, wraps, sushi and salads, as well as fresh produce, bakery and coffee selections and traditional essentials found in a convenience store.

Each store will be customized based on the specific needs of the campus community in which the store is located. For example, one campus may offer a wide range of organic and kosher products, while another will feature a more traditional selection.

The P.O.D. Market debuted in a pilot program last fall at Brandeis University (MA), University of Tennessee and The University of Toledo. Additional locations are planned for rollout over the next three years.  http://blogs.universitybusiness.com


Provisions on Demand Opens in Carter Hall
University of Toledo News, March 4, 2009


Early Bird Special
Fare Magazine, February/ March 2009



Awards and Recognitions

International Store Design Award 2008
Retail Design Institute

A team of Miller Zell designers lead by Paul Pizzini RDI won first place in the Convenience Store Category at the Retail Design Institute's International Store Design Competition. Miller Zell's Paul Wolski [graphics] and Jim Schrier [environment] joined Paul to create P.O.D. [Provisions on Demand], a convenience concept that targets today's millennial generation college student.


Retail Store of the Year 2009
Convenience Store- P.O.D. Market


Chain Store Age
With its abundance of choices and emphasis on fresh foods, P.O.D. Market (Provisions on Demand) is right in sync with the discerning tastes of today’s college students. P.O.D. reinvents the traditional  campus retail experience by blending old-fashioned corner-store convenience with modern market style — and a sense of humor. The format, which uses modular components designed to maximize unusual campus footprints, has a hip, contemporary flair. Residential finishes, including wood flooring and cast stone panels, provide an inviting accent. Among the focal points: a signature mural that draws from archival photography unique to each campus.
  



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