Sodexo is adding new foodservice solutions with its acquisition of Nourish, Inc. and the expansion of its Good Eating Company platform to North America, moves designed to strengthen Sodexo’s delivery platforms in urban markets and increase healthy options at the workplace.
Nourish is a commissary kitchen model featuring 25 cuisine types and a focus on seasonal, global, plant-forward dishes. Good Eating Company, headquartered in England, features chef-driven, locally sourced food solutions for companies in the U.K and Ireland. Delivery is key to its model.
These two concepts allow Sodexo to capitalize on the remote work trend, which took root during the pandemic and remains strong. In fact, 91% of those working from home because of COVID would like to continue to do so, according to Sodexo’s recent Harris Interactive survey.
“At Sodexo, we recognize the importance of being innovative and anticipating the needs of our clients and workforce,” David Bailey, CEO of Corporate Services for Sodexo North America, said in a statement. “Never before has that been so urgent than in a pandemic year; our clients want to provide their employees with the best infrastructure and support, irrespective of where they physically work from.”
Good Eating Delivered—a platform within the Good Eating Company, which Sodexo acquired in 2017—will be powered by Sodexo’s digital app. Customers will have the option to pick up their order at the workplace or have it delivered, if offered by their employer. The delivery program will debut in Toronto and Montreal this month and in New York City this spring.