Accent Food Services Acquires Arizona’s Ace Vending

PFLUGERVILLE, TX — Accent Food Services, headquartered here, said has acquired Ace Vending Inc. The transaction, Accent’s 13th and largest to date, establishes the company’s West Division, which will be based in Gilbert AZ, where ACE Vending is headquartered.

Previous Ace Vending owners Kevin Van Hazel, Wade Stooks, Chuck Walton and JD Stooks will have management roles in the new division. In addition, Accent said it expects to retain Ace Vending’s service team.

“In support of our vision to build the best convenience solution company in the away from home retail environment, it is critical we recruit the best talent, partners, and geographic footprint,” said AFS chief executive Josh Rosenberg, “The team at Ace demonstrates best in class talent, process and use of technology.”

AFS employs 700-plus associates and operates in 10 states and the District of Columbia. It operates more than 175 routes, serving more than 12,000 customers, 25,000 vending machines and 800-plus micromarkets.


Emily Jed, Vending Times, vendingtimes.com, 9/18/2017