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Quirch Foods Acquires Tennessee-Based Food Distributor, Butts Foods

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Coral Gables, Florida-based Quirch Foods LLC, has acquired Butts Foods, an industry leader in fresh protein distribution since 1935. Butts operates five distribution facilities throughout Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. This is the first acquisition for Quirch and represents the company’s commitment to further expanding its geographic footprint following its recent distribution center opening in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“Butts Foods has been providing quality service to their customers for decades and it was a natural fit to our distribution footprint. Quirch Foods and Butts Foods will continue to focus on delivering exceptional service and support to our independent and national grocery customers with quality products including our company owned brands. We are excited to welcome the Butts Foods team to the Quirch Foods Family,” said Frank Grande, Quirch Foods president.

Quirch Foods, founded in 1967 by the Quirch Family, is a food distribution company servicing large and independent retailers across the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Quirch operates six distribution facilities with over 700,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space and a fleet of more than 120 refrigerated trucks.

”This partnership represents a great opportunity for the team to continue to grow the business with more tools and support than ever before in our 85 year history. It also represents joining a company whose family values, history, culture, and vision are the same as ours,” said R.E. Butts IV, president of Butts Foods.

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