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AMELIA ISLAND, FL (Jan. 31, 2016)—On January 31, Hormel Foods was named the 2016 IFDA Partner of the Year, having received the highest cumulative score in an annual survey of IFDA distributor members that rates manufacturer efforts on a number of issues that are critical to the success of...
WARREN, MI (Jan. 20, 2016)—Moving closer to its goal of becoming one of the country's leading fresh food wholesale distributors, Lipari Foods announced its plan to acquire specialty and gourmet distributor Leo A. Dick & Sons Co. of Canton, Ohio. The acquisition will strengthen the...
(Jan. 18, 2016)—Gordon Food Service celebrated the grand opening of its 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Kannapolis, North Carolina, 27 miles northeast of Charlotte. Attending the event were North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant, Gordon Food Service...
ROSEMONT, IL (Dec. 18, 2015)—US Foods announced its agreement to acquire Dierks Waukesha in Waukesha, Wis. This acquisition underscores the company’s commitment to growth and mergers and acquisitions as a key path to continued growth. With this acquisition, US Foods substantially...
BOISE, ID (Jan. 7, 2016)—Golbon recently announced the addition of three new distributor members: Americana Sales, LLC, Smith Family Foods and Reliable Brothers, Inc.  Located in Miami Beach, Fla., Americana Sales,focuses on institutional foodservice and foodservice exports whose...
(Dec. 22, 2015)—Gordon Food Service, a Wyoming, Mich.-based broadline distributor, is adding at least 100 jobs in its Plant City, Fla. location through a 160,000-square-foot expansion.  “Plant City’s central location and easy access to the I-4 corridor provided us with the...
ROSEMONT, IL (Dec 16, 2015)—US Foods announced plans to expand its distribution center in Fife, Washington. The project kicks off in late January 2016 and will nearly double the size of its current facility, allowing the company to better serve its growing customer base throughout the Seattle...
(Dec. 2, 2015)—Sysco Corp. has committed $250,000 over five years to the Center for Produce Safety. The pledge is part of the center’s Campaign for Produce Safety launched in September, which has a goal of $20 million to fund produce safety research. “At Sysco, we recognize that...
(Nov. 25, 2015 - IFDA)—While intuitively most would agree that diversity matters, recent research from McKinsey & Company makes it clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. McKinsey & Company says that while greater gender and ethnic diversity in...
TORRANCE, CA (Nov. 20, 2015 - PRNewswire)—Farmer Brothers' Director of Business Development, Kathleen Schartner, was honored with the William J. Tobin Award at the 53rd Annual International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Presidents Conference, co-...
FORT WORTH, TX (Nov. 19, 2015)—Every year, Distribution Market Advantage (DMA) – a national foodservice distribution network – awards its Shareholder of the Year award. And for the second year in a row, that award has been given to North Texas-based Ben E....