Schools and Colleges

The Wilkinson Group are experts at providing Vending Machine Management Services to College, Universities and High Schools. We recognize that, if your school has students that rely upon on-site refreshments such as vending, the refreshment services must not only meet the needs of your students, but they must also meet your unique needs. Whether your needs are to: offer healthy products, be sustainable, be energy-efficient, offer the lowest possible product pricing, or even to maximize revenues, we can design a program for you.

“The Wilkinson Group did such an excellent job of designing our vending services (which had some significant location challenges before their recommendations) and assisting us in the negotiations with our new vending company, that we followed up by asking their assistance with our cafeteria food services the following year. We were impressed by their knowledge of the industry, source of contacts and information, and the integrity of their personnel who personally guided us through unfamiliar territory. I confidently recommend The Wilkinson Group to any organization that wants to maximize the benefits from their refreshment service contracts.”

- Law School

“The Wilkinson Group’s “no cost analysis” quantified the potential to upgrade the vending services in accordance with our objectives; and, after an investigation of their client list, we retained them to implement their redesign for us through the most qualified vending operator available within our market. The results of The Wilkinson Group’s efforts have exceeded our expectations. Product selection and variety, equipment technology, appearance and service improvements combined to yield incremental sales growth, (and commission income), during the first year—even after adjusting for our increased enrollment. In addition, The Wilkinson Group’s on-going management of our vendor’s performance has reduced our staff’s day-to-day involvement in the vending services.”

- Regional Technical College

“The Wilkinson Group redesigned the vending services at our 17 campus locations across the state and devised a Request For Proposal that allowed us to make regional contract awards to the best operator’s in each geography. Equipment, services and pricing have all been standardized at improved levels; and the income back to us has nearly doubled. Both the initial process and The Wilkinson Group’s ongoing oversight of the vendors’ performance were so beneficial that after the first year we extended their involvement to cover our cafeteria operations, where they achieved similarly beneficial results.”

- Private University