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Reinhart Foodservice to acquire Southern Foods

July 29, 2013
Reinhart Foodservice LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Southern Foods Inc, a broadline distributor serving nearly 1,200 accounts in the Kentucky area, as well as parts of Tennessee and Indiana.

Reinhart Foodservice LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Southern Foods Inc, a broadline distributor serving nearly 1,200 accounts in the Kentucky area, as well as parts of Tennessee and Indiana. The transaction is expected to close before the end of July 2013.
”As a family-owned company, it was important to us to find the right partner to continue our growth,” said Joe Natcher, Southern Foods Inc owner/chief executive officer. “We are excited to join the Reinhart family and combine our passion for great customer service with the great product portfolio and technology solutions that Reinhart offers. For nearly 55 years our customers have trusted us to be their partner, and by joining Reinhart we see this focus only becoming stronger.”
Doug Polk, Southern Foods, Inc president and chief operating officer, said, “There are great benefits to our customers and associates in joining Reinhart. Together, we will have a stronger footprint in the Kentucky market and be able to provide our operators with outstanding new products and services.”
John Roussel, CEO of Reinhart, said, “Southern Foods truly cares about its customers. They have an excellent management staff that is focused on providing superior customer service. The Southern Foods culture aligns with our culture and values, and this acquisition is great for both companies. We look forward to working with Southern Foods and their team to grow our business and continue to be a trusted partner for our valued customers.”
Founded in 1972, Reinhart provides fresh produce, proteins, ingredients, supplies and equipment across the United States from 30 state-of-the-art distribution centers. It serves every segment of the food industry, from independent and chain restaurants to schools and healthcare facilities. Reinhart  provides menu planning assistance, nutrition services support, an extensive lending library, TRACS Direct order entry and foodservice management software and training, weekly specials, and educational seminars.
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