Home Issue 2017-06-09 US Foods acquires independent LA/AL/MI distributor F. Christiana

US Foods acquires independent LA/AL/MI distributor F. Christiana


US Foods announced this week that it has agreed to acquire F. Christiana, a family-owned company with nearly $100 million in annual sales. The transaction is expected to close by mid-June.

F. Christiana serves more than 1,800 independent restaurant, hotel and independent deli/convenience store customers throughout Louisiana, southern Mississippi and parts of southern Alabama.

“F. Christiana has an excellent reputation in the independent operator space,” Keith Knight, south region president of US Foods, said in a press release. “When combined with their success in key strategic markets such as New Orleans and Baton Rouge, this acquisition will further enhance our position with new and existing customers in Louisiana.”

“We see many similarities between US Foods and F. Christiana, most important of which is the passion for bringing value to its customers to help them succeed,” Nick Christiana, general manager of F. Christiana, said in the release. “With the size and scale of US Foods, our customers will have increased access to new and innovative products and business solutions to help them continue to grow their businesses profitably.”

F. Christiana will continue to operate under the F. Christiana name and will remain in the 70,000-square-foot facility that is its current home.

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