US Foodservice acquires White Apron

by Bryan Salvage
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ROSEMONT, Ill. – US Foodservice has acquired White Apron, a foodservice distributor of premium fresh meats based in Brea, Calif. The business will be integrated into the US Foodservice-Los Angeles division, in La Mirada, Calif. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Two White Apron protein specialists will join US Foodservice-Los Angeles division to serve customers.

"The addition of the White Apron local restaurant distribution business will expand our customer base to include some of the leading restaurants in Southern California," said Gene Steffes, division president, US Foodservice-Los Angeles. "White Apron will continue to operate as a wholesale meat supplier and processor, supplying high-quality meats that help US Foodservice customers succeed."

"We look forward to working with the US Foodservice-Los Angeles team to provide a seamless transition for all our valued customers,” added John Reese, president, White Apron. “We are excited to have the opportunity to not only continue supplying meat to our former customers but now will help provide a full line of quality protein items to the entire family of US Foodservice customers."

White Apron will be a preferred supplier to US Foodservice of premium fresh meats in the Southern California market. White Apron will also continue to service its retail and other non-distribution customers.

White Apron is one of the largest independent protein purveyors in the Los Angeles area. The company processes and supplies a full line of high quality protein products to a wide range of retail accounts, food processors, foodservice operations and other customers.

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