US Foodservice acquires Great Western Meats

May 25, 2011
US Foodservice has announced the purchase of Great Western Meats, a broadline foodservice distributor and provider of fresh-cut portion meats in central Florida.

US Foodservice has announced the purchase of Great Western Meats, a broadline foodservice distributor and provider of fresh-cut portion meats in central Florida. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Great Western Meats operates two facilities in Orlando: a distribution warehouse and meat-cutting facility. The warehouse will integrate into the recently expanded, state-of-the-art US Foodservice distribution center in Port Orange FL in July. The meat-cutting facility will continue to operate and will provide fresh-cut meats for US Foodservice’s clients in Florida under the Stock Yards brand name. The foodservice company’s meat-cutting operation in Clearwater FL will close June 24. That volume will be transferred to Great Western Meats’ facility, which will be renamed Stock Yards–Florida.

“The addition of the Great Western Meats broadline foodservice business and meat-cutting operation will expand our customer base and presence across the Orlando area,” said Keith Campbell, region president, US Foodservice–Florida. “In addition, Great Western Meats’ customers will now have access to more than 14,000 products and the entire range of services offered by US Foodservice–Port Orange.”

Greg Voorhees, former president of Great Western Meats, will join US Foodservice–Port Orange as director of business development.

Headquartered in Rosemont IL, US Foodservice offers more than 350,000 national brand products and its own private label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. With approximately 25,000 employees in more than 60 locations nationwide, the company is jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at www.usfoodservice.com.

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