Pizza is one food that consumers can never seem to get enough of, and Ferraro Foods is continuing to tap into the demand for pizzerias and Italian restaurants. The specialty distributor recently unveiled the acquisition of GDS Foods, an importer and distributor of Italian food products to pizzerias throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
“We are excited to partner with GDS, a terrific family-run business with strong roots in the area going back 35 years. We love the business, we love the people, and they have a loyal customer base that aligns perfectly with Ferraro’s. Just as important, GDS is pizza to the core, so they are a perfect fit for the Ferraro culture,” said Dan Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Ferraro Foods.
This tactical alliance strengthens Ferraro’s growing network of distribution hubs in a crucial market for pizzerias, according to a press release, adding hundreds of customers to its roster and broadening its robust offering of specialty imported Italian food products. GDS Foods is based in Sussex, New Jersey, and sees nearly $50 million in annual sales.
“Ferraro Foods is pizza,” Hill added. “That message is reverberating throughout the industry as we continue to increase our customer base as the premier provider in the specialty Italian foods space.”
As the release went on to note, the GDS partnership is the latest in a robust acquisition pipeline under development by Ferraro, aimed at increasing its market share in critical Northeast pizza markets. This recent play shortly follows Ferraro’s announcement of a newly established 230,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Long Island.
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