The specialty sector is getting a major lift as Woodland Foods announced Graham Partners has become a majority investor in the company. With the pair working in tandem, the premier importer and manufacturer of over 1,800 specialty culinary ingredients and products will accelerate its growth across the sector.
“Diana and I are extremely proud of the one-of-a-kind resource we’ve built, inspiring culinary professionals across the U.S. while experiencing consistent growth throughout the years,” said David Moore, Founder of Woodland Foods. “Graham Partners brings extensive experience working across the food industry and will provide strong support to accelerate Woodland Foods’ significant growth.”
Woodland Foods is an established leader in supplying specialty food ingredients and innovative culinary products to the foodservice, industrial, and retail sectors for over 30 years.
According to the release, Woodland Foods’ management team and staff will remain in place and expect a seamless integration.
“Woodland Foods provides Graham Partners with a unique opportunity to invest in a company with a well-established supply chain across five continents and long-term relationships with marquee customers across all channels of the food business,” stated Andrew Snyder, Managing Principal at Graham Partners. “We share a commitment to service, quality, safety, and a spirit of innovation that are embodied by Woodland Foods and its tenured staff and believe that together we will elevate our position as thought leaders, fueling multiple trends in the world of food, while growing substantially in the years to come.”
Lincoln International acted as the financial advisor to Woodland Foods. Vedder Price P.C. served as the legal advisor to Woodland Foods in this transaction.
Congratulations on this new partnership, and Deli Market News can’t wait to report on the latest in the specialty, deli, and dairy sectors.