Founded in Brockton, Mass., more than 60 years ago, Cirelli Foods serves more than 4,000 customers in the Northeast, including independent restaurants, multi-unit chains, schools, healthcare facilities, non-profits and other foodservice operations. The company is a UniPro Foodservice member-distributor.
Locally owned and operated for more than 80 years, Savage & Company is noted in the New England professional baking community as a purveyor of fine baking ingredients. “The addition of Savage’s artisan quality baking ingredients deepens and strengthens our existing product line, allowing us to expand our offerings to existing Cirelli customers,” Morrissey said. “In addition, Savage customers will now have access to over 10,000 products available in our Middleboro warehouse, as well as the added boon of online product listings and convenient online ordering.”
Savage’s sales and purchasing personnel will stay with the company, according to Cirelli’s announcement. Its president, Al Gordon, praised the acquisition, saying, “It’s a very good marriage for two companies that both have a strong family heritage and are very good at what they do,” he said. “Cirelli Foods has an infrastructure already in place that will quickly bring the Savage product line to a more competitive level with access to more refined systems and better capabilities to transport products.”
In announcing the acquisition, Cirelli noted that as it continues to expand it will seek additional “regional opportunities for growth.”