US Foods to acquire Quandt’s Foodservice

US Foods has agreed to acquire the assets of Quandt’s Foodservice Distributors. Quandt’s is an independent foodservice distributor that services most of eastern New York and portions of western New England.
“Serving approximately 2,000 customers, Quandt’s Foodservice is a strong company with a long history of being a reliable food distributor and partner to its customers’ success,” said John O’Carroll, northeast region president, US Foods. “We are thrilled to welcome Quandt’s customers to US Foods and are committed to exceeding the stellar customer experience they have come to expect from Quandt’s.”
The Quandt’s location in Amsterdam NY will remain open through the first quarter of 2014 to ensure a smooth transition, after which the business will shift to the US Foods location in Albany NY.
“As one of the nation’s largest food and distribution companies, US Foods can offer Quandt’s customers access to new and innovative products and business solutions that will help them continue to succeed and grow their businesses,” said Robert S Quandt, president and chief executive officer of  Quandt’s.
The transaction is expected to close October 25, 2013. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
US Foods is the 10th-largest privately held company in America. The company employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. Headquartered in Rosemont IL, US Foods is jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.

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