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U.S. Foodservice Acquires Great Western Meats, Inc.

ROSEMONT, IL (May 23, 2011 - Marketwire )—U.S. Foodservice, one of America's leading foodservice distributors to restaurants, hospitals, schools and other organizations, today announced the purchase of Great Western Meats, a broadline foodservice distributor and provider of fresh-cut portion meats in Central Florida.

Great Western Meats operates two facilities in Orlando -- a distribution warehouse and meat cutting facility. The warehouse will integrate into the recently expanded, state-of-the-art, U.S. Foodservice distribution center in Port Orange, Fla., in July. The meat cutting facility will continue to operate and will provide fresh-cut meats for U.S. Foodservice's customers in Florida under the Stock Yards brand name. U.S. Foodservice's meat cutting operation in Clearwater, Fla., will close June 24 and that volume will be transferred to Great Western Meats' facility, which will be renamed Stock Yards-Florida

Greg Voorhees, former president of Great Western Meats, will join U.S. Foodservice-Port Orange as director of business development.

"I look forward to joining the U.S. Foodservice-Florida team to help ensure a smooth transition for Great Western Meats customers," Voorhees said.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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