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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 5, May 2012, Posted On: 4/16/2012

Canteen Acquires CL Swanson’s Vending And Dining Businesses

Emily Jed
Canteen Vending Services, Compass Group North America, CL Swanson Corp., vending, vending machine business, dining service, food service, vending operation, vendor, catering business

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Canteen Vending Services, a division of Compass Group North America, has acquired the vending and dining operations of CL Swanson Corp.

Madison, WI-based CL Swanson’s vending and dining services accounts are located throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas.

The acquisition includes CL Swanson’s facilities in Springdale, AR, Dubuque, IA and Rockford, IL. Canteen will operate CL Swanson’s vending operations in Memphis, TN, Little Rock, AR, Madison, WI and Milwaukee, WI, out of existing Canteen facilities.

The acquisition does not include CL Swanson’s corrections business, which will continue to be run by the Swanson family’s third generation. The company was founded in 1945. Canteen provides nationwide vending and office coffee service through a 200-branch network of company and franchise locations in 48 states.

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