Fiscal 2014 Revenues: $615,000,000
In the past year, AVI opened its fifth Bob Evans Express unit at Mill Creek Mall, in Erie, Pa., extending a partnership launched in 2013. It also expanded its proprietary Met Grill program, focused on premium quality and locally sourced beef, to new locations, and launched Produce 365, a culinary and educational program highlighting a seasonal fruit or vegetable each month.
The Market C micromarket concept continued to be the company’s fastest growing program with new installations weekly.
AVI features premium selections produced in its Culinary Support Center, while the recently launched Market Choice wraps have become one of the company’s most popular fresh food selections in its markets.
New café openings and major renovations in the past year included Hiram College, Honda of America, Meijer and Timken, and AVI also added new accounts such as Indiana Institute of Technology, State Farm Insurance and an expansion of the contract with Xerox, bringing AVI’s service territory to 42 states and Canada.
AVI, originally known as Automatic Vendors Inc., was a vending company that eventually expanded into commissary operations to supply its machines with fresh items. Manual foodservice operations began in the ’80s and now represent the largest line of business, at 39 percent of revenues (vending is 33 percent).
Penetration of multiple segments started in the early 2000s with the dining operation at Wayne State University in Detroit. Moves into hospital and B&I foodservice followed. Two years ago, a dedicated AVI Fresh Corporate Services unit was formed to handle the growing B&I business.
AVI Foodsystems Inc.
2590 Elm Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44483
No. of Contracts
Dining Operations (39%), Vending (33%), Catering (10%), Office Coffee (8%), Concessions (5%), Retail/Convenience Stores (3%), Facilities Services (2%)
B&I (47%), College/University (21%), Hospitals (18%), K-12 (4%), Convention/Conference Centers (2%), Military (2%), Transportation (2%), Arenas/Stadiums (1%), Museums/Performance Arts Centers (1%), Parks/Recreation Centers (1%), Government (1%)
Anthony Payiavlas, President/CEO