At the beginning of April, Brakes took responsibility for Aramark UK’s entire distribution network across all sectors in England, Scotland and Wales.
Aramark’s transition to Brakes is part of a shared commitment for operational efficiency, cost effectiveness, and sustainability. The partnership aims to remove supply chain complexities and deliver a simple approach to operators.
Helen Milligan-Smith, Aramark UK managing director, said: “We are excited about the expertise, stability, and supply certainty that Brakes will bring to our operations. Both companies share a passion for innovative practices, positive impacts and sustainability and we look forward to doing the right thing for our customers, people and planet.”
Sysco and Aramark already have existing relationships in the USA, Canada and Ireland. This partnership commences as Aramark’s ten-year contract with Chef Direct ended in March 2021.
Stephen Brennan, supply chain director for Aramark Northern Europe, added: “We are delighted to grow and expand our partnership with Brakes. Aramark has always had a positive, professional relationship with Sysco distributors around the world, and we look forward to bringing the best of this partnership to the UK.”