Instilling Hope in Food Service Industry

All Seasons Services inks deal with Instill to cut purchasing costs

Redwood City, CA  July 26, 2001  Instill, a provider of supply chain solutions for the $391 billion foodservice industry, today announced that it has signed an agreement under which All Seasons Services will implement Instill's procurement, transaction data and analysis, and contract management solutions to streamline the supply chain for its 105 units.

All Seasons Services is one of the nation's largest independent providers of dining, vending and office refreshment services. The company plans to use Instill's services to control purchasing and to achieve additional cost savings by monitoring unit compliance and improving rebate collection.

James Gladney, chairman and CEO of All Seasons Services, was optimistic about his company's potential return on investment from the deal. "Our partnership with Instill will significantly impact our quest to eliminate unnecessary costs, streamline financial reporting and accelerate dining acquisition activity," he said.

Anthony Wilson, president and chief operations officer of Instill, predicted that All Seasons would begin seeing return on its investment with 90 days.

This latest agreement comes on the heels of several large deals with quick service and casual dining chains for Instill. Earlier this year the eight-year-old company announced deals with Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, the purchasing arm for Tricon, to serve the Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut stores, and with Independent Purchasing Co-op, which handles purchasing for Subway restaurants.

With All Seasons Services and over 30 other chain restaurant customers, Instill now provides supply chain support to over 40,000 restaurant units across the country representing $8 billion in annual food purchases. Instill now provides support to more than 10 percent of the chain restaurant locations in the United States.