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Shamrock Foods Co.’s former CEO and chairman of the board, Norman P. McClelland, passed away on July 11 at the age of 90. Shamrock Foods is one of Arizona’s top privately held companies and employers. “My father was an iconic leader whose wisdom and leadership values will continue...
Sysco Corp. announced that CEO Bill DeLaney will be succeeded by Tom Bene, current president and chief operating officer. Bene will become president and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2018, and will join Sysco’s board of directors. DeLaney will serve as an advisor to Bene through Dec. 31, 2018.
US Foods has agreed to acquire broadline distributors The Thompson Co., Braunger Foods and Variety Foods, which are owned and operated by TOBA Inc. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. TOBA began food distribution in 1995 with the purchase of The Thompson Co., and expanded with the 2002...
Sysco Corp. has appointed Brian Todd as senior vice president of merchandising. He succeeds Bill Day, who is retiring from the company. The transition will be effective August 1.  Todd has served as vice president of operational merchandising for the company since 2016.
Gold Star Foods has acquired Southern California school meal distributor A&R Wholesale Distributors. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will bolster Gold Star’s existing school meal distribution portfolio, which currently includes Los Angeles Unified School District...
Gordon Food Service has agreed to acquire Red Diamond Foodservice from Red Diamond Inc. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Following closure of the deal, GFS intends to begin servicing Red Diamond Foodservice’s broadline customers from its distribution center in Douglasville, Ga.
US Foods has agreed to acquire broadline distributor F. Christiana. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. F. Christiana distributes center-of-the-plate, dairy and dry goods to more than 1,800 independent restaurant, hotel and independent deli/convenience store customers throughout Louisiana as...
JD Food has opened a new distribution center in Fresno, Calif. The 65,000-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art technologies related to climate control, docking systems and energy-efficient power systems. Concurrent with the opening of the new DC, JD Food announced that it has acquired The...
Sysco Corp. has broken ground on an expansion of its distribution facility in Atlanta. The company intends to add a 100,000-square-foot section with freezer space, cold dock space and a vehicle maintenance facility to the existing 562,000-square-foot building. Sustainability initiatives include an...
Dade Paper & Bag Co. and Imperial Bag & Paper Co. have agreed to merge businesses. Terms for the deal, expected to close in June, were not disclosed. Based in Miami, Dade Paper & Bag distributes food packaging, paper products, foodservice disposables, and janitorial and sanitary...
Shamrock Foods has acquired regional distributor Dee’s FoodService. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Albuquerque-based Dee’s serves clients in New Mexico and west Texas. “Shamrock Foods is continuously evaluating opportunities to grow and expand our presence, particularly in...