SOURCE: U.S. Foodservice

U.S. Foodservice

April 18, 2011 12:24 ET

U.S. Foodservice Acquires Ritter Food Service, Leading Supplier of Premium Poultry, Meat and Seafood

ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - U.S. Foodservice, one of America's leading foodservice distributors, has purchased Ritter Food Service, a division of The Pennfield Corporation. Ritter, based in Mount Joy, Pa., is a specialty distributor of high quality poultry, meats and seafood, including the Pennfield Farms brand. Ritter serves more than 1,000 customers which include local retailers and restaurants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Ritter's operations will become part of the U.S. Foodservice Allentown, Pa., division.

"We look forward to welcoming Ritter customers to U.S. Foodservice," said Jeff Baldasano, division president, U.S. Foodservice-Allentown. "This acquisition gives our customers access to Ritter's broad selection of high-quality poultry, beef, pork, fresh and frozen seafood. As important, Ritter customers now have access to more than 40,000 national brand products and U.S. Foodservice's own high-quality private label items, along with other food-related items."

Mike Horn, Pennfield president and CEO, said, "We are grateful for our customers' trust over these past years and confident that U.S. Foodservice will continue providing high-quality products and services."

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of America's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality private label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide. U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent restaurants, government operations, healthcare and hospitality entities, educational institutions and prominent multi-unit restaurant companies. With approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue, the company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at

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