US Foods has announced that it has agreed to acquire California-based meat manufacturing company FirstClass Foods.
It marks the next step in the company’s continued targeting of the US meat processing and foodservice sectors, after its acquisition of Southern meat distributor SRA Foods in March, as well as the foodservice distributor All American Foods in February.
“US Foods has worked with FirstClass Foods for years and we’ve experienced the company’s commitment to high quality products and consistency,” said David Norton, president of US Foods’ Stock Yards. “This acquisition will allow us to expand our centre of the plate offering and better serve our customers throughout southern California.”
“We are excited about this new phase of our partnership with US Foods,” added Solly Benzimra, president of FirstClass Foods. “From the very beginning, we have delivered on our commitment to our customers and we are looking forward to the next chapter for our company as part of US Foods.”
The transaction is expected to close by the end of April and terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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