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Maines Paper & Food Service Inc. announced a set of strategic priorities intended to help the business to optimally compete in the current industry environment and position for future growth. The announcement comes as the company looks forward to marking its 100th year in business in 2019. As...
Creation Gardens Inc. has acquired Cincinnati-based produce distributor Lasita & Sons Produce. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Established nearly 100 years ago, Lasita & Sons Produce services foodservice customers such as fine-dining restaurants, quick serves and healthcare...
Performance Food Group Co. has agreed to acquire broadliner Ellenbee Leggett. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Established in 1960, Cincinnati-based Ellenbee Leggett distributes to independent and multiunit restaurants as well as schools, healthcare facilities, caterers and commissaries.
US Foods has agreed to acquire Alabama meat processor and distributor SRA Foods. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Birmingham-based SRA Foods is a family-owned business with about $80 million in annual sales. The company has a roughly 70,000-square-foot operations facility, a 20-truck fleet...
Driscoll Foods has merged with D. Brickman to form a combined business. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1971, Clinton, N.J.-based Driscoll Foods distributes local, regional and national brands to independent restaurants in New York’s tri-state area as well as upstate New...
DVF Foodservice Inc. has named Justin Stevens as its new president. He takes over the position from Donnie Stevens, who will continue to serve as chairman and CEO of the family-owned company. “There is very little Justin has not done or touched at DVF Foodservice since he was old enough to...
Performance Food Group has acquired Bar Harbor Seafood’s wholesale operations and a warehouse. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Jeff Hazell—who founded Orlando, Fla.-based Bar Harbor Seafood in 1986—will continue to serve as president of the business, which sources and...
US Foods Holding Corp. has agreed to acquire broadline distributor All American Foods for an undisclosed sum. Formed in 1988, North Kingstown, R.I.-based All American Foods services nearly 1,000 customers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. US Foods will continue to operate the business...
Suisan Co. Ltd. has appointed Steve Ueda as president and CEO. Ueda—grandson of Suisan’s former longtime president, CEO and chairman Rex Matsuno—becomes the company’s eighth president since its founding in 1907. He replaces Glenn Hashimoto, who will continue to serve as an...
US Foods Holding Corp. has named Andrew Iacobucci as chief merchandising officer, succeeding Steve Guberman. Iacobucci will oversee category management, procurement, product innovation and food safety, as well as marketing efforts on behalf of the company. Iacobucci most recently served as...
Martin Bros. Distributing Co. Inc. co-founder Glen Martin passed away Dec. 22 at the age of 97. His brother and co-founder of the company, Roy C. Martin, passed away in 2003. Roy Martin launched the business as a paper goods company for restaurants called Martin Paper Co. in 1940 with the help of a...