Gordon Food Service has bolstered its profile, acquiring York, Pennsylvania-based broadline food distributor Ettline Foods Corporation.
"Ettline is an outstanding company, with a strong history as a family-owned, independent distributor serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Their attention to customer service, value and integrity ties in perfectly with Gordon Food Service’s culture and commitment to quality," said Rich Wolowski, North America President and CEO of Gordon Food Service.
The news breaks on the heels of two other key announcements in foodservice distribution. With Sysco having announced new product offerings through its Cutting Edge Solutions platform and US Foods revealing the latest installment of its Fall Scoop line, the acquisition is in line with a dynamic sector that continues to evolve.
"We at Ettline are thrilled to become part of Gordon Food Service, a company that mirrors our commitment to delivering exceptional value, while remaining competitive in a constantly changing market. We sought an organization that would be the right fit for maintaining the same level of quality that we are so committed to. We feel strongly that Gordon Food Service shares our values and will allow Ettline to continue to grow as part of its family," said Joe Ayoub, President and CEO of Ettline Foods Corporation.
With this latest move, Gordon Food Service said in a press release that it will adopt a well-integrated list of restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools, and other businesses. The Ettline family has, after all, served an increasing number of industry customers throughout four states since being founded by Oscar O. Ettline in 1889.
"Ettline has a track record of providing a superior experience for its customers and a history of growth in a competitive and changing landscape, which made them very appealing to our growth plan,” Nicholson said. “We welcome the Ettline family of employees and look forward to working together in serving their customer base with expanded services and buying power."
Ayoub also added that, with Gordon Food Service, Ettline is able to continue its 125-year legacy, while proactively planning for the future of distribution and adding deeper support in areas such as:
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