ID News--Foresight Partners to dissolve

The Foresight Partners LLC strategic alliance of All Kitchens of America, Boise, Idaho, and Federated Foodservice, Arlington Heights, IL, formed in 1998, will dissolve as of Sept. 1, the groups have announced.

Federated Foodservice will operate once again as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Federated Group, Inc., while All Kitchens is finalizing "other strategic actions and alliances," to be made public shortly.

The Foresight press release states that "recent changes in the objectives of the ownership and management of All Kitchens of American and Federated Foodservice has changed the complexion, as well as, the mission of the company." The rumor mill suggests that this means that All Kitchens owner Harry Reifschneider is selling the business, including the All Kitchens brand, and that Federated desires to retain its independence and brands.

Toward this end, Federated Foodservice has announced a management team that includes: Deb Winter, vice president of sales-Northeast; Jim Donahue, director of sales-Midwest; and Ed Delaney, director of sales-South. In addition, Mike Crowley is returning to Federate and will be based on the West Coast.


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