US Foods enters into agreement to acquire distributor F Christiana

US Foods enters into agreement to acquire distributor F Christiana

US Foods has agreed to acquire F Christiana, a broadline distributor of food and food-related products concentrating on center-of-the-plate categories as well as dairy and dry goods.

Family-owned for three generations, F Christiana generates nearly $100 million in annual sales. It serves more than 1,800 independent restaurant, hotel, and independent deli/convenience store customers throughout Louisiana, southern Mississippi and parts of southern Alabama.

“F Christiana has an excellent reputation in the independent operator space,” said Keith Knight, south region president, US Foods. “When combined with their success in key strategic markets such as New Orleans and Baton Rouge, this acquisition will further enhance our position with new and existing customers in Louisiana.”

“We see many similarities between US Foods and F Christiana, most important of which is the passion for bringing value to its customers to help them succeed,” said Nick Christiana, general manager of F Christiana. “With the size and scale of US Foods, our customers will have increased access to new and innovative products and business solutions to help them continue to grow their businesses profitably.”

F Christiana will continue to operate under its own name and will remain in the 70,000-square-foot facility where it currently conducts business.

The transaction is expected to close by mid-June, and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods is a leading foodservice distributor that also provides a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. Headquartered in Rosemont IL, the company generates about $23 billion in annual revenue.

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