Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Gordon Food Service has entered into an agreement to acquire Macgregors Meat & Seafood, a Canadian supplier to foodservice, retail and private label customers.
The acquisition will expand Gordon Food Service’s customer offerings through new food categories and new retailers. Upon the transaction’s completion, Macgregors will operate as a specialty company of Gordon Food Service.
With roots dating back to 1834, in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market, Macgregors is one of Canada’s longest standing independent family-owned purveyors. The company’s operations include dedicated raw and cooked facilities, new office and innovation center space and an adjacent store open to the public.
Its brand partnerships include Certified Angus Beef, 44th Street, Niman Ranch and Jail Island Salmon.
“We are excited to welcome Macgregors’ employees and its brands to the Gordon Food Service family,” said Rich Wolowski, Gordon Food Service president and CEO. “Macgregors is among the most respected in the marketplace and like Gordon Food Service, Macgregors operates with a people-focused culture. We expect our cultural similarities will make for a smooth transition for both our customers and employees.”
“As our family contemplated Macgregors’ future strategic direction in the Canadian foodservice and retail landscape, we identified key important factors in selling the business. This included shared values, vision, passion for the business and seamless opportunity for our staff. We’ve come to respect and admire the similarities with the Gordon family and anticipate an exciting future as part of the Gordon Food Service group of specialty companies,” said Duncan Macgregor Jr., Macgregors president and general manager.
The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval under the Competition Act and other customary closing conditions.
Gordon Food Service serves foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and all of Canada. The company operates more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S.
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