Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. To Acquire David Puccia & Company

CONKLIN, NY (January 7, 2011)—Maines Paper & Food Service Inc, headquartered in Conklin, NY, has entered into an agreement to acquire David Puccia & Co, a wholesale produce distributor in Watertown, New York. Puccia services Watertown and all of the Upstate New York Area. The transaction is anticipated to close in February of 2011.

Chris Mellon, President and CEO, said, "We are honored that the Puccia family will be joining our organization. It is our wish to continue the Puccia Family tradition of providing quality produce with exceptional customer service in Upstate New York, as well as giving them the ability to expand their customer base with access to the Maines portfolio of products and services. We anticipate a smooth transition for current Puccia customers and associates because of our common family values and exceptional customer service standards." Since 1919 and now under third generation leadership, Maines has been committed to providing the highest level of quality, reliability and service to each of its customers.

David Puccia, President & Owner of David Puccia & Company, said "This change represents a new chapter for us. While our customers will continue to receive the same quality service they have grown to expect from me, my family and the extraordinary employees of Puccia, we are excited to join forces with Maines to leverage their broadline capabilities and taking our business to a whole new level. The takeover of CFM Food Distributors in December and now our joining Maines will provide Upstate New York with products and services that all of our loyal customers and those we hope to do business with in the future need to continue to be successful and thrive for years to come."

David Puccia & Co was founded in 1930 by Lawrence A. Puccia who began distributing fresh fruits and vegetables in Northern New York State. Now under fourth generation management, David Puccia & Co. continues to provide quality produce with exceptional customer service. The company has annual revenues exceeding $5 million dollars.

Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc will be merging the operations of the former CFM Food Distributors into Puccia and operate the acquired business as Maines Watertown, a division of Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc. As part of the agreement, David Puccia will remain in an executive leadership role along with his two sons, Steven and Vincent.


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