Innovative Partnership to Help Increase Worker Productivity, Reduce Sick Days and Cut Health Care Costs

April 06, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 31, 2016) – Compass Group North America, the nation’s largest foodservice company, has teamed up with Zipongo, a leading enterprise digital nutrition platform, to help companies foster “Eating Well Made Simple” for employees, students, patients and health plan members.

Compass Group runs the cafes, catering operations and vending/coffee facilities in many of America’s largest corporations, colleges and universities, health care campuses and senior centers. Many of these clients long for solutions that will improve the health, satisfaction and productivity of their employees.

Zipongo’s digital solution makes daily personalized recommendations via mobile, web and email to help users recognize which items on today’s menu at the on-site cafe best suit their nutritional goals and personal preferences. Efforts to support healthy eating by some of Zipongo and Compass Group’s mutual clients, such as IBM, were recently highlighted in a New York Times spotlight.

Zipongo integrates with and leverages nutritional information from Compass Group’s Webtrition, a best-in-class recipe and menu management system that provides nutritional information for Compass Group meals and snacks.

Studies have shown that food merchandising and dining environments drive many food choices; but with so many different preferences, it’s difficult to customize the physical environment to meet everyone’s needs. Zipongo acts like a GPS navigator for Compass cafes, helping people navigate through a wide variety of choices to find the foods that best fit their tastes, restrictions, goals and health needs, as informed by dietary assessments, biometric information and other information the customer chooses to share. Employers and clients can receive anonymized population-level food and health analytics to see how their wellness programs and Compass Group marketing efforts are working.

The system is available via subscription, which Compass Group and Zipongo are discounting for companies who sign up in 2016.

About Compass Group
Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice management and support services company with $14.5 billion (£9.4 billion) in revenues in 2015. Compass Group USA was recently named one of America’s 500 Best Employers by Forbes, ranking as the highest contract food and business support services company. With over 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC, was named the 6th largest publicly traded employer in the world by USA Today and had revenues of £17.8 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. Learn more at or contact Nancy Quinn at [email protected] or 267.470.1391.

About Zipongo
Zipongo is a San Francisco-based digital health company focused on Eating Well Made Simple, supporting millions of users and hundreds of large self insured employers. Zipongo is the comprehensive nutrition platform most used by employers, health plans, health & wellness providers and other organizations looking for more cost-effective ways to engage their members in healthy and sustainable eating habits that drive positive results, and garner insight on health and food analytics. Zipongo personalizes its recommendations and solutions to the needs of diverse populations with personalized goals, meal planning, healthy recipes, grocery shopping tools, discounts and rewards, menu navigation and food ordering. Learn more at or contact Socheata Poeuv at [email protected] or 917.538.9644.