U.S. Foodservice acquires Ritter Food Service
April 18, 2011
ROSEMONT, ILL. — U.S. Foodservice has acquired Ritter Food Service, a division of The Pennfield Corp. Ritter is a distributor of high-quality poultry, meats and seafood.
“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.”
Ritter has more than 1,000 customers, including local retailers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Its operations will become part of the U.S. Foodservice Allentown, Pa., division.
“We are grateful for our customers’ trust over these past years and are confident that U.S. Foodservice will continue providing high-quality products and services,” said Mike Horn, Pennfield president and chief executive officer.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.