Accent Food Services in the media.

The Dollars and Sense of Accent’s Acquisition Streak

Which vending company will Accent Food Services scoop up next? What geographic area is next on its radar? What’s its master plan? The fast-growing multistate vending powerhouse has the industry abuzz with speculation following its acquisition of 14 vending companies this tear alone and its expansion into territories far from contiguous with its Pflugerville, TX home base.

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Accent Food Services Expands West With Ace Vending Merger


Ace Vending Inc. and Accent Food Services have completed an asset purchase agreement to bring Ace Vending Inc.’s strong customer relationships and sophisticated technology into the Accent family. This transaction represents the largest for Accent and will expand our Western U.S. presence under Accent’s West Division. The ownership group of Kevin Van Hazel, Wade Stooks, Chuck Walton, & JD Stooks will all play key roles in the continued success of Accent’s West Division. In addition, we expect that the entire Ace Vending service team will join Accent and continue to provide the highest-level service to customers as part of the Accent team.

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Pflugerville celebrates Accent headquarters groundbreaking


Pflugerville officials welcomed another company’s headquarters to the city with the Thursday groundbreaking of Accent Food Services new corporate headquarters facility.

The company is one among more than five in the past two years that have moved their headquarters — some regional and some corporate — to the city.

“We were talking about a regional headquarters in the beginning and that’s the way our performance agreement was written. But guess what? This is going to be their corporate headquarters,” said Amy Madison, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation executive director.

For more information click here to view the release on the Statesman.

Lightspeed Automation: Published on Dec 11, 2015

Josh Rosenberg, a former Coke executive and current President with Accent Food Services, discusses all things vending. From changes to challenges, Josh holds nothing back.

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Accent Food Services’ cover of Automatic Merchandiser: Accent Food Services lands on the cover of Automatic Merchandiser.
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NAMA Announces 2016 Industry Award Honorees: Accent Food Services Josh Rosenberg named Industry Person of the Year.
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Automated Merchandiser: Published Dec 2015

Josh Rosenberg, current President of Accent Food Services is named a “Pro To Know” in Automatic Merchandiser, December issue.

NAMA: Published on Apr 22, 2016

Josh Rosenberg, current President of Accent Food Services named Industry Person of the Year.

Seed Cloud: Your All-in-One Solution

See how Josh Rosenberg, Accents Food Services President/CEO and NAMA Industry Person of the Year, uses Cantaloupe System’s Seed Cloud to win new business. Seed Cloud lets you stop juggling multiple systems to gain happier drivers, larger route averages, better-stocked machines, and fewer back office hassles.

NAMA: NTV Special Report: 2016 Fly-In

NAMA takes the Hill, 2016 Fly-In, Washington, DC.

Accent Food Services Acquires Majority Assets Of Reno, NV Arrow Vending

Accent Food Services has completed a transaction with Arrow Vending in Reno, NV to acquire the majority of its assets. This acquisition is the second in the Reno market and was immediately integrated with Accent Food Services’ High Sierra Division.

“It is an exciting time to be part of Accent Food Services,” says Josh Rosenberg, CEO. “We can continue to find great brands with great operating mindsets that we believe fit our vision in helping us become the best multi-regional operator in the Industry. This endeavor is just another step in making this come to fruition.”

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Cuipo Water Launches in the State of Texas with Accent Food Services

Solana Beach, CA. September 9, 2016—The Big Beverage Company along with Cuipo, the innovative social enterprise working to protect and preserve the world’s endangered rainforest one square meter at a time, is pleased to announce our partnership with Accent Food Services to expand Cuipo Water distribution throughout the state of Texas.

AUDAX Private Equity Announces The Acquisition of Accent Foodservices

BOSTON, MA – December 1, 2016 – Audax Private Equity (“Audax”) announced it has partnered with management to acquire Accent Food Services, LLC (“Accent”). Audax acquired Accent from Silver Oak Services Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Accent, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leading provider of customized fresh food, snacks, and refreshment services to businesses, educational institutions, and property management companies. Accent supplies customized offerings for on-site micro markets, vending machines, and coffee and refreshment services, delivering a superior consumer experience and improved work environment efficiency. For more information, visit www.accentfoods.com.

Geoffrey Rehnert, Co-CEO of Audax, said, “Accent is a leader in the micro market, vending, and refreshment services industry. We look forward to working with Josh Rosenberg and the Accent team to continue building a leading platform through organic growth and add-on acquisitions.”

Josh Rosenberg, CEO of Accent, said, “Accent is excited to be partnering with Audax for our next chapter of growth. Audax brings expertise and resources that we anticipate will help us continue to build upon our market leadership position by expanding beyond our current footprint through strategic acquisitions and growth initiatives.”

Lincoln International served as financial advisor to Accent. Ropes & Gray LLP served as counsel to Audax.

About AUDAX Private Equity

Since its founding in 1999, Audax Private Equity has been focused on building leading middle market companies. Audax has invested $4 billion in 101 platform and 522 add-on companies. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth, optimize operations, and significantly increase equity value. Audax Private Equity is an integral part of Audax Group, an alternative asset management firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. With offices in Boston, New York, and Menlo Park, Audax Group has over $10 billion in assets under management across its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses. For more information, visit the Audax Group website, www.audaxgroup.com.

QuantumShift 2017 Top Entrepreneurs In America Selected

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Josh Rosenberg, President/CEO of Accent Food Services has been selected as one of QuantumShift’s Top Entrepreneurs in America for 2017 by KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. QuantumShift assembles up to 40 founders, owners and CEOs of private, high growth U.S.-based companies to boost their development through an intensive, five-day learning, networking and collaboration program featuring sessions with Ross School of Business faculty and talented industry professionals.

Josh Rosenberg and Accent Food Services were selected to be part of the QuantumShift 2017 class by the Michigan Ross QuantumShift Admissions Committee having demonstrated a strong track record for revenue growth and future growth potential. This collaborative project between KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group – the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm – and the University Of Michigan’s Ross School of Business offers CEOs access to an exclusive peer-to-peer Fellows Network focused on ongoing problem solving, development and mentorship in addition to the intensive program.

“We were impressed by the fantastic growth Josh Rosenberg has accomplished for Accent Food Services and believe it is vital to acknowledge and foster this growth,” said Brian Hughes, National Leader, KPMG LLP’s Private Markets Group. “This company’s track record demonstrates what we look for to cultivate in our QuantumShift program.”

“The QuantumShift program recognizes the achievements of high-growth entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game, and helps them lay a groundwork for the future,” said Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. “We’re looking forward to working with Josh Rosenberg and Accent Food Services, and we are excited to see what they accomplish.”

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Accent Food Services And Rubi Strengthen Partnership

Feniks Inc, creator and distributor of the Rubi Micro Café premium coffee kiosk, has entered into a development agreement with Accent Foods to deploy Rubi across Accent’s growing base of operations.

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RenoSnax is now part of the Accent Foods family!

Accent Food Services has completed an asset purchase of Reno Snax, Reno, Nevada.

This will serve as Accent’s fifth acquisition within this past year.

“We are very excited to take our first step outside of our core market and Reno identifies very well with our growth strategy,” said Josh Rosenberg, CEO. “We will continue to deploy our three pillar strategy for growth by accelerating acquisitions, recruiting new customers, and focused same store sales improvement,” he continued.

This acquisition has been led by Ray Leydecker, Director of Business Integration. “I’ve been very impressed by this operation and see a great fit for how we want to operate. The management team is very strong and well positioned to lead,” said Leydecker

Reno will serve as an anchor for Accent Food Services focus on growth throughout the region.

For questions or if interested in joining or team through acquisition or hire, send your contact information to info@accentfoods.com.

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Black Tie Vending Services & Accent Food Services

Black Tie Vending Services and Accent Food Services have completed an asset purchase agreement making Black Tie part of the Accent family. This transaction represents the largest for Accent and will establish an East Coast presence under Accent’s Mid-Atlantic Division. Scott Meskin and the Black Tie Vending Service team will remain on board with Scott leading the charge as Division President.

“I am truly humbled to have a partner of Scott’s caliber join our team! Black Tie has been recognized within our Industry as a best in class Operation. The growth achieved over the past five years is remarkable and I cannot wait to learn from Scott and his team,” said Josh Rosenberg, CEO of Accent Food Services.

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High Sierra Vending & Coffee Company Ff Sparks, NV, Joins Accent Food Services

Accent Food Services (AFS) has completed an asset purchase agreement and will integrate High Sierra Vending & Coffee Company with its existing operations. Jeff Johnson, Founder and CEO will join the Executive leadership team as Vice President, High Sierra Division. Mark Gregory, Director of Sales, will lead the customer retention and new business sales. This is the third transaction AFS has completed in the Reno/Sparks marketplace this year.

“Jeff, Mark and their team have demonstrated great leadership & growth within our Industry. As early adopters of micro-markets, they’ve managed to transform the region with best in class retail stores serving high quality fresh food, service, and a strong brand. We are extremely excited to have Jeff lead our people and customers in this marketplace,” says Rosenberg, CEO of AFS. “For more than twenty years High Sierra has been the leader in the marketplace and I am ready to see what our combined forces can do to take it to the next level. Congrats to Jeff, Mark and the entire High Sierra team for their success!”

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