In what they described as an opportunity to move closer to becoming a dominant distributor of Middle Eastern foods in the U.S., Warren, Michigan-based Lipari Foods and Clifton, New Jersey-based Baroody Imports Inc. announced they have combined forces.
Lipari, a specialty food distributor who recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, and Baroody, a wholesale distributor of Middle Eastern foods, share a portfolio of proprietary brands and quality products.
Founded in 1987, Baroody serves more than 1,500 customers nationally and has about 30 employees. It globally sources some 1,300 items from several different countries.
“The Baroody team has been an excellent partner with us over the years, and we are excited to bring them into the Lipari team to further strengthen our catalog and business relationships in this important category across the United States.
“We are confident by joining forces, we will grow and build out great offerings for all of our collective customers.”
Najy Baroody will continue to lead the Baroody operation.
“I am excited for this opportunity and what it means for our team and business partners. I look forward to helping the Lipari team grow their capabilities and experience in the Middle Eastern market,” Baroody said.
“Lipari Foods is extremely respected in the distribution space with great focus on the customer’s success. Combining our strengths will lead to even greater opportunities for all of our partners near and far.”