The tectonic plates of the foodservice sector have rumbled once more, shifting to merge two brands as GS Foods Group acquires Diamond Foods, a regional K-12 food distributor based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
GS Foods’ acquisition of the company marks a pivotal expansion throughout Louisiana and enhances the foodservice partner’s services in the region.
“The GS Foods family is dedicated to its mission of simply and sustainably nourishing the specialized needs of our customers and communities,” said Sean Leer, Chief Executive Officer of GS Foods. “This partnership reinforces our commitment to provide the highest-quality food solutions to the K-12 market in the region.”
Diamond Foods has been a trusted provider in the food distribution industry for over four decades, according to a press release, specializing in the dry and frozen K-12 products Leer pointed to.
“We are excited about the opportunities this partnership brings for both our employees and customers,” said Jerry Sax, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Foods. “Joining the GS Foods family, a company that shares our mission and values, opens new avenues for growth and ensures our legacy of excellent service to the Louisiana community continues.”
The deal is the latest in growth strategy for GS Foods, following the recent acquisition of Lamm Foods which also strengthened the company’s presence in the Pelican State. What else might be on the horizon with such key moves in play?
Deli Market News will be sure to report on this and more.