US Foodservice Acquires Ritter Food Service

ROSEMONT, IL (April 18, 2011)—U.S. Foodservice has purchased has purchased poultry distributer, Ritter Food Service, a division of The Pennfield Corporation.

Ritter, based in Mount Joy, Pa., is a specialty distributor of poultry, meats and seafood, including the Pennfield Farms brand.

Ritter serves more than 1,000 customers which include local retailers and restaurants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Ritter's operations will become part of the U.S. Foodservice Allentown, Pa., division.

"We look forward to welcoming Ritter customers to U.S. Foodservice," said Jeff Baldasano, division president, U.S. Foodservice-Allentown. "This acquisition gives our customers access to Ritter's broad selection of high-quality poultry, beef, pork, fresh and frozen seafood. As important, Ritter customers now have access to more than 40,000 national brand products and U.S. Foodservice's own high-quality private label items, along with other food-related items."

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


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