World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Announces
Aramark as Official Retail Provider of Event Merchandise
Philadelphia, PA (June 1, 2015) – The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 today announced Aramark
(NYSE: ARMK), the global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management and uniforms,
headquartered in Philadelphia, as the official retail vendor of event merchandise for the World Meeting of Families
Congress and Papal Visit, which will be held September 22-27, 2015. All merchandise produced will be customized
to reflect the distinctive experience and events of the Eighth World Meeting of Families, as well as to commemorate
this historic event for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia.
The vast catalog of more than 200 official World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 products, memorializing
this global event, will range from traditional branded merchandise including t-shirts, knit scarves, keychains and
coffee mugs, to Pope Francis and faith-based merchandise, including rosaries, holy medals and pectoral crosses. To
fit a wide-range of consumers’ budgets, Aramark will offer various price points starting at $5.00. Beginning in late
June 2015, the extensive portfolio of World Meeting of Families products will be available via During the week of the World Meeting of Families Congress and Papal Visit there
will also be official retail locations inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center (September 22-25) and on the
Benjamin Franklin Parkway (September 26-27).
“The 2015 World Meeting of Families will be one of the most unforgettable events in Philadelphia’s modern
history, and we are thrilled to have Aramark, a global brand with local roots, serve as our official retail partner,”
said Donna Crilley Farrell, Executive Director of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. “Through the
beautiful souvenirs and special mementos that Aramark will produce, individuals from across the country and
around the world can cherish the wonderful memories made during this event for years to come.”
“Aramark is proud to partner with the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit, and is excited for our role in
this once-in-a-lifetime event here in our hometown,” said Eric J. Foss, Aramark Chairman, President and
Valencia (2006); Mexico City (2009); Milan (2012); and now, Philadelphia (2015). Since its inception by Saint John
Paul II, the World Meeting of Families has sought to strengthen the sacred bonds of family across the globe.
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