The decision to outsource to UniPro stems from PFG’s continuing desire to provide exceptional service and value to its business partners, including customers, distributor partners and suppliers, according to the company’s news release. UniPro is the largest network of independent distributors in the United States. This agreement, combining Progressive Group Alliance and UniPro, will result in greater breadth of supplier relationships and a total of $48 billion of purchasing leverage.
George Holm, president and ceo of PFG, said, “Strengthening our relationship with UniPro will enhance our strategic procurement opportunities well beyond what exists today. They are excellent partners and we believe this venture will be mutually beneficial for many years to come.”
Roger Toomey, president and ceo of UniPro, said, “We are changing the landscape of the industry through this partnership and we are thrilled that we are joining forces with such an outstanding organization. Together, we can multiply these efforts and create positive results for all of our partners.”
David Matthews, president and ceo of Progressive Group Alliance, adds, “Progressive Group Alliance and UniPro are leaders in the foodservice industry. The benefits that will be derived for the entire foodservice supply chain by these two entities joining forces will be tremendous. We look forward to working with our newest partners from UniPro and are excited about our future.”
Performance Food Group operates various businesses that focus on diverse segments within the food distribution industry. These businesses operate as Performance Food Group, Vistar, and Roma Food. Both Vistar and Roma were already members of UniPro when their parent private-equity firms The Blackstone Group and Wellspring Capital Management, purchased PFG last summer.