US Foodservice acquires Vesuvio Foods

July 26, 2011
US Foodservice has acquired Vesuvio Foods Inc, a leading source of Italian foods for pizzerias, fine Italian restaurants, and gourmet shops in the metropolitan New York market.

US Foodservice has acquired Vesuvio Foods Inc, a leading source of Italian foods for pizzerias, fine Italian restaurants, and gourmet shops in the metropolitan New York market.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are excited that Vesuvio Foods is joining US Foodservice, which will enable us to provide our broadline customers a larger selection of the world’s highest-quality Italian specialty foods,” said Chuck Gannon, division president, US Foodservice–Metro New York. “The acquisition also will provide Vesuvio’s customers with access to US Foodservice’s full line of national brand products and its own high-quality private label items. We are especially pleased that Vesuvio President Anthony Vasaturo and his team will be joining US Foodservice.”

Vesuvio Foods distributes about 3,500 products from 400 suppliers in Italy, the United States, and around the world.

“We are very pleased to be part of US Foodservice, a strong, growing company with origins in traditional family-owned food businesses,” said Vasaturo. “US Foodservice has built a business around understanding and serving the unique needs of family-run restaurants—and we can’t wait to leverage that expertise for Vesuvio customers.”

US Foodservice offers more than 350,000 national brand products and its own private label items ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide. It serves more than 250,000 customers, including independent restaurants, government operations, healthcare and hospitality entities, educational institutions, and multi-unit restaurant companies. The company is headquartered in Rosemont IL and 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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