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Legacy Foodservice Alliance Announces New Executive

RICHMOND, VA (May 6, 2011)—Legacy Foodservice Alliance, LLC announced Teresa Hickman has joined the organization, working in member development.

Ms. Hickman's industry experience spans 20+ years, having first worked in the family restaurant business. For the last 11 years, she was engaged in the distributor purchasing group segment of the industry working closely with independent distributors and group suppliers. Her career path prior to Legacy Foodservice Alliance included Pocahontas Foods USA and Progressive Group Alliance.

In her new role Ms. Hickman will be responsible for expanding the reach of the Legacy distribution network and for enhancing the sales interaction between Legacy Distributor and Supplier Members.

Legacy executive vice president of sales Deb Winter said, “Teri will fill an important role in our member sales and support strategy.” Her experience in working with distributors and suppliers uniquely qualifies her to help the Legacy member network grow in the future.”

“As we promised early on, we continue to focus on quality versus quantity in our relationships with our associates and our distributor and supplier members. Teri’s joining the organization fulfills our promise of building the company with the best professionals in the industry,” said Legacy CEO Stephen Push. Legacy is the distributor group that was established in late 2009 to break down barriers of the past and focus on long-term success for all supply chain partners. “It’s our mission to provide an environment through which supply chain partners can connect, share, sustain, succeed, and thrive. We promise transparency and simplicity – in processes and agreements – and an easily understood business model,” said Push.

The Legacy Foodservice Alliance network continues to grow at a rapid rate and now numbers 61 distributor member locations east of the Rockies and in the Caribbean. Ms. Hickman will maintain an office at Legacy headquarters in Richmond, VA.

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