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US Foods Agrees to Acquire IWC Food Service; Dave Flitman and Bob Mackie Detail

US Foods Agrees to Acquire IWC Food Service; Dave Flitman and Bob Mackie Detail

Friday, February 16th, 2024

We here at DMN know that you love to hear about the industry’s latest acquisitions, so we are happy to bring you news of the most recent deal made by US Foods. The distributor is continuing to pursue its tuck-in acquisition strategy, announcing plans to acquire IWC Food Service. The transaction will allow US Foods to further expand its reach into the central Tennessee region, where it does not currently have a distribution center.

Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer, US Foods“We are excited to welcome the dedicated IWC Food Service associates to US Foods as we continue to strategically grow the US Foods footprint and help new and existing customers throughout the region Make It,” said Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer of US Foods. “With a heritage of putting innovation, quality, and integrity at the forefront of their commitment to their customers, IWC Food Service has maintained a superior reputation throughout the central Tennessee region, and we look forward to investing in the continued growth of the business after close.”

According to a press release, IWC Food Service has more than $200 million in annual revenue and serves more than 2,700 independent restaurants, which make up more than half of its business, as well as other customers. After the acquisition, the company will continue to operate in the 160,000-square-foot facility where it conducts business today and will also continue service at the local Cookeville Cash-and-Carry store.

US Foods Holding Corp. recently announced its acquisition of IWC Food Service

Pending regulatory approval, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2024. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bob Mackie, President, IWC Food Service“This is an exciting day for IWC Food Service, and we look forward to combining the strengths of our two companies at close to continue bringing our valued customers the service, solutions, and tools they need to help them thrive and succeed,” said Bob Mackie, President of IWC Food Service. “We are honored to be joining US Foods and welcome their continued investment in IWC Food Service and the dedicated and inspired associates who successfully support our business each day. Our father, Jimmy W. Mackie, Founder and CEO Emeritus, started this company more than 60 years ago with the understanding that operating as a company comprised of people you can depend on would drive our continued success, and he is as proud as we are to reach this milestone.”

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