Country Style Selects Flanagan's as their Strategic Distribution Partner

"The outsourcing of distribution services better positions Country Style for its planned growth" commented Patrick Gibbons, President and CEO of Country Style Food Services Inc.

Canada Newswire
January 20, 2002

Country Style Selects Flanagan's as their Strategic Distribution Partner
Country Style Food Services Inc.

Attention Business Editors:

Country Style Selects Flanagan's as their Strategic Distribution Partner

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Country Style Food Services Inc. has reached an agreement with Flanagan Foodservice Inc. of Kitchener, Ont. for the supply of distribution services to all Country Style and Buns Master stores in the province of Ontario. The agreement is a multi-year deal that is valued at over $150 million.

"The outsourcing of distribution services better positions Country Style for its planned growth" commented Patrick Gibbons, President and CEO of Country Style Food Services Inc. "Having distribution services in-house has effectively served Country Style's needs for many years but, as we enter a period of rapid store growth, the company needs to refocus its resources on our retail operations and put non-core activities such as purchasing and logistics management into the hands of a professional distribution company like Flanagan Foodservice."

"We are confident this new distribution agreement will better service the growing needs of our Franchisees".

Flanagan Foodservice was selected through an in-depth selection process of competitive distribution companies in the Ontario marketplace. Flanagan's strong service orientation, state of the art systems and full coverage of the Ontario market were key factors in Country Style's decision to select them as its distribution partner.

"We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to work with Country Style Food Services as their approved distributor," commented Dan Flanagan, President of Flanagan Foodservice Inc. "Along with their new management team they are well positioned for growth, and this fits very nicely with our strategy. Their diligence and professionalism during the selection and initial transition process has been impressive and, we are sure, is indicative of our future relationship. We look forward to providing our unique brand of service to their stores and Franchisees".

Country Style Food Services Inc. is the second largest coffee and donut franchisor in Ontario and the third largest coffee and donut franchisor in the Canadian quick service restaurant industry. There are over 300 franchised and corporate locations both traditional and non-traditional across Canada operating under the "Country Style" brand name. Country Style also operates in the retail "fresh bake" industry through over 50 franchised locations operating under the "Buns Master" brand name.

Flanagan Foodservice Inc. is one of the largest privately owned foodservice distributors in Canada. A family owned business, Flanagan's services the Ontario market from its branches in Kitchener, Owen Sound and Sudbury.

For further information: contact: Patrick W. Gibbons, President and CEO, Country Style Food Services Inc., (905) 764-7066 ext.258, ac.elytsyrtnuoc|apsnobbig#ac.elytsyrtnuoc|apsnobbig


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