ROSEMONT, Illinois – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced $ 970 million cash acquisition of Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores (âSmart Foodserviceâ). Today’s transaction excludes the Smart & Final retail grocery business, which was previously separate from Smart Foodservice.
Founded in 1955 and based in the greater Portland, Oregon area, Smart Foodservice operates 70 small-format cash and takeout stores in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Montana that serve small to medium-sized restaurants. size and other food companies. customers with a wide assortment of products. Smart Foodservice will operate as a separate business unit within US Foods, with minimal integration required.
âWe are delighted to welcome Smart Foodservice to the US Foods family,â said Pietro Satriano, President and CEO. âThrough our shared commitment to supporting restaurateurs and providing top notch customer service, Smart Foodservice will complement our CHEF’STORE cash and carry model and provide a platform to strengthen our presence in this attractive channel. ”
US Foods funded the purchase price of the acquisition with cash and the proceeds of a $ 700 million term loan.
US Foods expects to achieve approximately $ 20 million in annual cost synergies at operating rates by the end of 2023, primarily through purchasing efficiency and the expansion of private label products.
About American Foods
US Foods is one of the largest food companies in the United States and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 associates and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, and generates more than $ 28 billion in annual revenue. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.
About Smart Food Service Warehouse Stores
Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores is a chain of warehouse format stores catering to the food service industry and is based in Portland, Oregon. For more than 65 years, the company has offered a wide range of products in larger quantities in a convenient one-stop-shop. At the time of publication, the company operated 70 warehouse stores in Oregon, Washington State, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Montana. For more information, please visit the Smart Foodservice website at www.smartfoodservice.com.
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