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U.S. Foodservice Acquires Nino's Wholesale, Expands South Florida Presence

ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 26, 2010)—U.S. Foodservice today announced it has acquired key operating assets of Nino’s Wholesale, a prominent Italian foods distributor to pizzerias, fine Italian restaurants and gourmet shops in South Florida since 1975.

“This acquisition benefits both U.S. Foodservice and Nino’s Wholesale, while emphasizing our continuing commitment to customers,” said Ron White, division president, U.S. Foodservice-South Florida.  “U.S. Foodservice customers will have access to Nino’s unique line of Italian specialty products, while Nino’s customers can choose from more than 12,000 additional U.S. Foodservice products.”

Keith Campbell, Region President, U.S. Foodservice, Florida, said the acquisition will expand the customer base in the state. “We are very pleased to welcome Anthony DiFede, formerly President Nino’s Wholesale, who is joining the U.S. Foodservice team,” Campbell said.  “We are excited about the opportunity to serve these new customers, support the local economy and create a stronger foodservice distributor with industry-leading and customer-preferred products and services.”

Nino’s Wholesale operations will relocate from Hallandale, Fla., and be integrated into the recently expanded, state-of-the-art U.S. Foodservice-South Florida distribution center in Boca Raton, Fla.

“Like U.S. Foodservice, Nino’s Wholesale is dedicated to delivering superior products and service to customers,” DiFede said. “I’m especially excited that Nino’s customers will have access to more products and resources that will help them grow their business.”

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