BelGioioso - Burrata & Stracciatella
Black Kassel - Snack like Royalty
US Foods Announces Acquisition of Cara Donna

US Foods Announces Acquisition of Cara Donna


ROSEMONT, IL
Monday, February 29th, 2016

US Foods has chosen its next target for acquisition, effectively sealing the deal on the New England-based wholesale distributor, Cara Donna Provision Co..

Cara Donna Owners from left to right: Joe A. Cara Donna, Joe Cara Donna III, Leo Cara Donna, Chris Cara Donna

Cara Donna, a family-owned food distributor for three generations, serves approximately 1,300 customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut, according to a press release.

Joe Cara Donna III, Executive Vice President, Cara Donna“We see many similarities between US Foods and Cara Donna, most important of which is the hunger for bringing value to its customers,” said Joe Cara Donna III, Executive Vice President, Cara Donna. “With the size and scale of the company, our customers will now have access to additional products and business solutions.”

US Foods says the Braintree, Massachusetts, Cara Donna location will remain open through the summer to ensure a smooth transition, after which the business will shift to the US Foods location in Seabrook, New Hampshire and Norwich, Connecticut.

The transaction is expected to close on March 4, the company says. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

US FoodsCarra Donna Provision Co.


BelGioioso - Burrata & StracciatellaBlack Kassel - Snack like Royalty

Have a new product, press release or story idea?

Let us know

In This Story


US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, serving independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational...

A third generation, family owned provision company. The foremost distributor to independent and chain Pizza Shops in New England but catering to all facets of the food service industry. We are a...

Marin French Cheese Introduces Petite Mustard Brie

The cheesemaker's latest line extension embraces a piquant flavor trend.
View Press Release

Specialty Food Association Winter Fancy Food Show Features Innovation and Disruption

The fastest-growing segment of the food industry, specialty food, is gathering in San Francisco, California, for another great show.
View Press Release

Ithaca Cold-Crafted Closes $2.7 Million In New Growth Capital From LiDestri Food and Drink

The brand is currently available at more than 3,000 retail doors across the U.S., including Wegmans, Publix, Stop & Shop, Shoprite, and The Fresh Market.
View Press Release

Califia Farms Further Diversifies Plant-Based Offerings With Launch Of New Oatmilk Line

The plant-based beverage company deepens its commitment to craft and plant-based nutrition.
View Press Release

Dewey's Bakery Expands Product Portfolio

The company introduces its new Tiki Bar collection, which brings the excitement of the seasons to the cookie aisle.
View Press Release

Brand Spankin’ New: Cypress Grove Launches Fresh Goat Cheese Cups and “Cheeseboards for Dinner” Campaign

The Humboldt County-based cheese producer making award-winning and world-renowned cheeses since 1983, will be showcasing a new addition to its fresh goat cheese line at this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show.
View Press Release