ROSEMONT, ILL. — US Foods has agreed to acquire the assets of Cara Donna Provision Co., a wholesale distributor of food to restaurants and food service customers throughout New England. Terms of the transaction — expected to close March 4 — were not disclosed.
Cara Donna has been family owned for three generations and serves approximately 1,300 customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. The company’s headquarters in Braintree, Mass., will stay open through the summer then shift business to the US Foods locations in Seabrook, N.H., and Norwich, Conn.
|Joe Cara Donna III, executive v.p. of Cara Donna|
“We see many similarities between US Foods and Cara Donna, most important of which is the hunger for bringing value to its customers,” said Joe Cara Donna III, executive vice-president of Cara Donna. “With the size and scale of the company, our customers will now have access to additional products and business solutions.”Cara Donna is the second distributor US Foods has acquired in the past few months, as the company acquired Dierks Waukesha in Wisconsin last December.