US Foodservice buys Great Western Meats Inc.

by Bryan Salvage
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ROSEMONT, Ill. – US Foodservice has purchased Great Western Meats, a broadline foodservice distributor and provider of fresh-cut portion meats in Central Florida. Great Western Meats operates two facilities in Orlando – a distribution warehouse and meat-cutting facility. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The warehouse will integrate into the recently expanded US Foodservice distribution center in Port Orange, Fla., in July. The meat-cutting facility will continue to operate and will provide fresh-cut meats for US Foodservice's customers in Florida under the Stock Yards brand name.

US Foodservice's meat-cutting operation in Clearwater, Fla., however, will close June 24 and that volume will be transferred to Great Western Meats' facility, which will be renamed Stock Yards-Florida.

"The addition of the Great Western Meats broadline foodservice business and meat-cutting operation will expand our customer base and presence across the Orlando area," said Keith Campbell, region president, US Foodservice-Florida. "In addition, Great Western Meats' customers will now have access to more than 14,000 products and the entire range of services offered by US Foodservice-Port Orange."

Greg Voorhees, former president of Great Western Meats, will join US Foodservice-Port Orange as director of business development.

US Foodservice is one a leading foodservice distributor, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own private-label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide.
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