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US Foods Agrees to Acquire FirstClass Foods

US Foods Agrees to Acquire FirstClass Foods

Monday, April 24th, 2017

US Foods continues to grow its deli footprint, this time with the acquisition of privately-owned meat manufacturer FirstClass Foods.

David Norton, President of Stock Yards, US Foods

“US Foods has worked with FirstClass Foods for years and we’ve experienced the company’s commitment to high-quality products and consistency,” said David Norton, President of US Foods’ Stock Yards. “This acquisition will allow us to expand our center-of-the-plate offering and better serve our customers throughout Southern California.”

With nearly $55 million in annual sales, the Hawthorne, California-based company has been delivering high-quality, center-of-the-plate products to customers throughout Southern California since 1962, according to a press release.

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“We are excited about this new phase of our partnership with US Foods,” said Solly Benzimra, President of FirstClass Foods. “From the very beginning, we have delivered on our commitment to our customers and we are looking forward to the next chapter for our company as part of US Foods.”

The company specializes in the custom processing and portion control cuts of:

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Veal
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Specialty products

The transaction is expected to close by the end of April, though specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Under the new deal, US Foods said that it will operate out of the 50,000-square-foot facility in Hawthorne, where FirstClass Foods operates today, as a US Foods Stock Yards facility, and expects to welcome its more than 100 employees to the company.

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