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Selecta Recieves Customer Initiative of the Year Award

Switzerland, 31st October, 2019: Selecta, Europe’s leading route-based unattended self-service retailer has been awarded with the Image of Vending - Customer Initiative of the Year 2019 Award for its innovative FOODIE’S MicroMarket concept. The award was formally presented during the European Vending & Coffee Service Association’s 25th Anniversary gala dinner in Baveno, Italy.

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SELECTA SWEDEN SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH OKQ8

Switzerland, October 22, 2019: Selecta, Europe’s leading route-based unattended self-service retailer, has signed a significant strategic agreement with OKQ8 in Sweden to offer Starbucks on the go coffee throughout the country.

The agreement will offer OKQ8, Sweden’s leading fuel supplier, access to Starbucks on the go across its fuel stations within the country, offering customers a genuine Starbucks experience through its range of classic brewed coffees, cappuccinos, teas and other flavoured hot beverages; all guaranteed by Starbucks’ high quality and sustainability requirements.

The concept, which has previously been successfully operated by OKQ8 and Selecta in Denmark, will initially be launched in seven stations in mid-October, with a further roll-out expected from the start of 2020. By the end of Q1 2020, it’s expected that 130 stations throughout Sweden will offer Starbucks on the go to its customers.

Andreas Fetscher, Head of Business Development at Selecta Sweden, said: “We’re delighted to offer Starbucks on the go throughout Sweden. OKQ8’s broad network of stations, recognised brand, and focus on sustainability aligns with the Starbucks concept and we’re excited to create a unique coffee experience for OKQ8’s customers.”

Fredrik Ahlengärd, Head of Shop and Categories at OKQ8, said: “The aim of this agreement was to find a strategic partner who can help us develop our coffee offering and we’re convinced that Selecta will be the right partner for us. We’ve been operating Starbucks on the go for many years in Denmark with great success and we are pleased to introduce the brand to Swedish customers.”

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About Selecta Group

Headquartered in Switzerland since 1957, Selecta is Europe’s leading route-based unattended self-service retailer. With 10,000 employees spanning 16 countries, Selecta serves more than 10 million consumers a day on average through its 476,000 points of sale across Europe. The excellence of Selecta’s route-based operations has been recognised with multiple industry awards.

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About OKQ8 Scandinavia

OKQ8 Scandinavia has operations in Sweden and Denmark and is one of Scandinavia's largest fuel companies. We are an engaged, customer-oriented and sustainability-focused organisation with approximately 5,000 employees. We work actively to drive the development of more climate and environmentally friendly fuels and products, to reduce inequality and to contribute to sustainable cities and communities. With around 1,000 service stations, our own bank and one of the market's strongest business offerings, we want to be a sustainable enabler for people in business - now and in the future.

Read more at okq8.se

SELECTA GROUP LAUNCHES INAUGURAL SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Selecta Group launches its inaugural Sustainability Report and details its sustainability strategy

Cham, Switzerland, March 5, 2019: Selecta Group, the leading unattended self-service coffee and convenience food provider in Europe, has published its first annual Sustainability Report, which outlines key achievements in 2018 and its sustainability strategy for 2019.

Selecta’s sustainability strategy is built on four pillars;  

  • Respecting the environment, through:
    • Minimising the environmental impact of its operations
    • Reducing its carbon footprint
    • Contributing to a circular economy
       
  • Committing to responsible products, through:
    • Sourcing raw materials and products sustainably
    • Stimulating healthier choices through innovative concepts
    • Offering a wide range of certified sustainable products and a variety of healthy food and drinks
       
  • Supporting the community, through:
    • Investing in supply chain initiatives in the countries from which it sources its raw materials
    • Engaging in the communities where Selecta is active
       
  • Providing an enjoyable workplace, through:
    • Offering training and development opportunities to all staff

David Flochel, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “It is more important than ever to ensure we are focusing on sustainable practices across the business. As Selecta continues to grow, so does our responsibility to the communities we engage with to minimize our social and environmental impact.

“We believe that respecting our environment, sourcing ethical products, supporting our communities and fostering an enjoyable workplace are essential ingredients for creating the sustainable outcomes we seek.

“We already have a number of important and effective initiatives in place, and I’m pleased to report good progress on these over the last year. All our coffee cups are 100% recyclable and all paper cups are 100% PEFC certified.

“Over the next year we will continue to focus on our four sustainability pillars across the markets in which we operate. Our goal is not only to Make the Day Work for people at work and on the go, but also for generations to come.”

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About Selecta Group

Headquartered in Switzerland since 1957, Selecta is the European market leader in unattended self-service coffee and convenience food solutions in the workplace and in public spaces. With over 9,000 employees and 250,000 customers spanning 16 countries, Selecta serves more than 10 million consumers a day on average through its 460,000 points of sale across Europe. The excellence of Selecta’s route-based operations have been recognised with multiple industry awards.  

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Q1 FY19 RESULTS

Steinhausen, Switzerland, 28 February, 2019: Selecta Group, the leading unattended self-service coffee and convenience food provider in Europe, announces its Q1 2019 results for the three months ended 31 December 2018.  

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SELECTA APPOINTS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Steinhausen, Switzerland, January 31, 2019: Selecta AG (“Selecta”), the leading unattended self-service coffee and convenience food provider in Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Ransom as Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director to the company’s Board with effect from 1 February 2019.

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SELECTA AWARDED THE 2019 OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE PRIZE BY MEDEF

Cham, Switzerland, January 31, 2019: Selecta, the leading unattended self-service coffee and convenience food provider in Europe, has been awarded the 2019 Prize for Operational Excellence by MEDEF (Mouvement des entreprises de France) in partnership with AFQP (Association France Qualité Performance).

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SELECTA RECEIVES CUSTICE AWARD FOR ‘BEST COFFEE PROVIDER’ IN SWEDEN

Cham, Switzerland, January 18, 2019. Selecta Sweden has been named Sweden’s “best coffee supplier” in Custice’s annual customer satisfaction survey awards.

Custice’s customer satisfaction survey is the largest of its kind in Sweden. Custice, a leading Swedish business consultancy, analysed responses from over 1.2 million customer surveys and selected outstanding companies that had the highest customer satisfaction scores in a range of categories.

Selecta Sweden won in the best coffee provider category based on the following criteria: a willingness to solve problems; good service and communication; adapting to change; and an ability to understand changing requirements.

David Flochel, CEO of Selecta Group, commented: “At Selecta we are dedicated to providing great quality coffee brands and convenient concepts in food and beverages. As Europe’s leading unattended self-service coffee and convenience food provider, we are delighted that our customer focus has been acknowledged in this way.”

Michael Bech-Jansen, MD Selecta Region North, said: “Selecta is the market leader in Sweden and we are always looking to further improve customer experience in coffee and across all our product and service offerings. This award is testament to our focus on customer relationships and the hard work of all of our staff.”

The Custice award follows other accolades for Selecta Group for its customer experience, including Outstanding Supplier of the Year from Shell for fresh promotional service, and Vending Machine of the Year from EVEX for the Wurlitzer upgrade.

SELECTA EXTENDS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH NESTLE STARBUCKS

Cham, Switzerland, October 18, 2018. To continue its successful business partnersip, Selecta Group B.V. ("Selecta")- the Leading Unattended Self-Service Coffee and Convenience Food Provider in Europe - has signed a new strategic licensing agreement with Nestle Starbucks, giving it the rights to proceed to develop and operate the premium self-serve beverage concept, Starbucks on the go.

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SELECTA SELLS CUSTOMPACK Ltd

Cham, Switzerland, September 19, 2018. Selecta, a leading European vending and coffee services provider, today announced that it has sold Custompack Ltd formerly known as Chequer Foods Ltd, to PortionPack Europe Group, the European market leader in the field of Portion packed products, via its UK based company Single Source Ltd.

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SELECTA Q3 TRADING UPDATE

Cham, Switzerland, August 29, 2018: Selecta Group B.V. (“Selecta”) a European leader in unattended self-serve coffee and convenience food, today announces its Q3 trading update for the three months ended 30 June 2018.

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SELECTA GROUP ACQUIRES EXPRESS VENDING

Cham, Switzerland, August 17, 2018: Selecta Group B.V. (“Selecta”) today announces that the company has acquired Express Vending Group Limited (“Express Vending”).

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SELECTA APPOINTS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Cham, Switzerland, March 14, 2018: Selecta Group B.V. (“Selecta”), a European leader in unattended self-serve coffee and convenience food, today announced that Hugues Rougier will resign from his role as Chief Financial Officer at his own request to pursue other opportunities outside of Selecta. The Board and Mr. Rougier have agreed that this change will come into effect on March 31, 2018.

Following this, Selecta is delighted to announce that Gabriel Pirona will succeed Hugues Rougier and will commence his role as the new CFO on April 1, 2018. Mr. Pirona is a multi-lingual senior finance leader, who has worked as CFO at Photo-Me, a UK publicly listed company, during the past three years. He has a proven track record in successfully delivering business transformation and creating value through growth. He furthermore has significant experiences in M&A and a strong commercial background in businesses that demonstrate many similarities with Selecta.

David Flochel, CEO of Selecta, said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Management, I want to thank Hugues for his significant contributions to Selecta, particularly during the last year of transforming the company.”

David Hamill, Executive Chairman of Selecta, said: “We are pleased to welcome Gabriel Pirona to Selecta. I’m sure that his experience and capabilities will strongly contribute to the growth journey that we are on.”

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About Selecta Group

Headquartered in Switzerland since 1957, Selecta is a European leader in unattended self-serve coffee and convenience food, operating in 16 European countries. An annual turnover of EUR 1.5 billion is a testament to the passion and dedication of more than 9,000 highly skilled Selecta employees, providing great quality coffee brands and convenient food and beverages concepts for the workplace, on-the-go as well as hotels, restaurants and cafes (“HoReCa”). For further information, please visit www.selecta.com.

SELECTA GROUP AQUIRES GRUPPO ARGENTA

Cham, Switzerland / Milan, Italy, February 02, 2018: Selecta Group B.V. (“Selecta”) today announced that the company has completed the acquisition of Gruppo Argenta S.p.A. ("Argenta"), a leading vending and coffee service provider in Italy, from Motion Equity Partners.

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Further press releases

24-Jan-2018

SELECTA HAS REACHED AN AGREEMENT TO SELL SELECTA FINLAND TO JOBmeal

Cham, Switzerland, January 24, 2018. Selecta AG (“Selecta”), a leading European vending and coffee services provider, today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell Selecta Finland to JOBmeal. JOBmeal is a leading provider of office coffee services in Sweden.

29-Sept-2017

SELECTA GROUP TO ACQUIRE GRUPPO ARGENTA

Cham, Switzerland / Milan, Italy, September 29, 2017: Selecta Group B.V. (“Selecta”) today announced that an entity controlled by KKR, Selecta’s majority shareholder, has en-tered into an agreement to acquire Gruppo Argenta S.p.A. ("Argenta"), a leading vending and coffee service provider in Italy, from Motion Equity Partners.

08-Sept-2017

SELECTA COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF PELICAN ROUGE

Through the acquisition of Pelican Rouge, Selecta creates a leading vending operator and coffee services provider for the workplace, on-the-go as well as for hotels, restaurants and cafes across Europe, with presence in 15 countries.

14-Mar-2017

SELECTA TO ACQUIRE PELICAN ROUGE

Through the acquisition of Pelican Rouge, Selecta will become a leading vending operator and coffee services provider for the workplace across Europe.

14-Mar-2017

SELECTA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LAVAZZA

Cham, Switzerland, December xx, 2016 – Selecta Management AG and Luigi Lavazza Spa., today announced an exciting new partnership to grow their presence and market share in Vending and Office Coffee Service across Europe.

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