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Maines Paper & Food Service Lays Out Strategic Priorities
Maines Paper & Food Service Inc. announced a set of strategic priorities intended to help the business to optimally compete in the current...
Creation Gardens Acquires Produce Distributor Lasita & Sons
Creation Gardens Inc. has acquired Cincinnati-based produce distributor Lasita & Sons Produce. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Established...
PFG to Acquire Broadliner Ellenbee Leggett
Performance Food Group Co. has agreed to acquire broadliner Ellenbee Leggett. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Established in 1960, Cincinnati-...
US Foods to Acquire SRA Foods
US Foods has agreed to acquire Alabama meat processor and distributor SRA Foods. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Birmingham-based SRA Foods...
Driscoll Foods and D. Brickman Combine Operations
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...
DVF Foodservice Appoints New President
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...
PFG Acquires Bar Harbor Seafoods Assets
Performance Food Group has acquired Bar Harbor Seafood’s wholesale operations and a warehouse. Terms for the deal were not disclosed. Jeff...
US Foods to Acquire Broadliner All American Foods
US Foods Holding Corp. has agreed to acquire broadline distributor All American Foods for an undisclosed sum. Formed in 1988, North Kingstown, R.I.-...

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Kick the salt, but keep the flavor
Boston Market’s late-August announcement that it would cut sodium levels an average of 20 percent throughout its menu—a decision symbolized by the chain removing all the salt shakers from its tables and replacing them with a placard—has put the spotlight on sodium in restaurant food once again. Many industry observers predict that the next nutritional battleground will be sodium, which is…

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Pocono Produce is one of the largest independent broadliners servicing the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, but produce—which makes up 15 percent of sales—is still a calling card. A new program underscores that. Beginning in February,…

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Merchants Foodservice
Hattiesburg, MI Year founded: 1904 President/CEO: Andy Mercier Website: www.merchantsfoodservice.com 2 distribution centers 5,552 accounts 55% commercial, 45% noncommercial 4,655 SKUs 60% national brands 10% private label 30%…