"Food Services of America and Reinhart FoodService have always enjoyed a supportive alliance through our Distribution Market Advantage (DMA) partnership," Tom Staley, FSA ceo, said in the statement. "We are confident that this change in ownership will provide significant opportunities for our Omaha branch business, its customers and employees."

Mark Drazkowski, president and ceo of Reinhart, was quoted as saying: "Incorporating the FSA Omaha branch into the Reinhart FoodService organization is a unique opportunity for a seamless transition due to FSA's solid infrastructure and our marketplace strength in the Midwest."

The FSA Omaha branch acquisition includes a refrigerated 125,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, extending RFS distribution in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

This will be the fourth acquisition this year for Reinhart FoodService, which, with just more than $2 billion in sales, is the sixth largest distributorship in the country, according to the 2006 ID Top 50 Report. FSA, at No. 5, recorded $2.45 billion in sales last year.


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