Industry News | August 1, 2013

Reinhart Brings Southern Foods Into Family

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Reinhart Foodservice, LLC (Reinhart) announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Southern Foods Inc., a family-owned broadline distributor serving nearly 1,200 accounts in the Kentucky area, as well as parts of Tennessee and Indiana. The transaction closed Monday, July, 29, 2013.

 

Joe Natcher, Southern Foods Inc. owner and CEO, says, “As a family-owned company it was important to us to find the right partner to continue our growth. We are excited to join the Reinhart family and combine our passion for great customer service with the great product portfolio and technology solutions that Reinhart offers. For nearly 55 years our customers have trusted us to be their partner, and by joining Reinhart we see this focus only becoming stronger.”

 

“There are great benefits to our customers and associates in joining Reinhart. Together, we will have a stronger footprint in the Kentucky market and be able to provide our operators with outstanding new products and services.” says Doug Polk, Southern Foods Inc. president and COO.

 

John Roussel, chief executive officer of Reinhart, says, “Southern Foods truly cares about its customers. They have an excellent management staff that is focused on providing superior customer service. The Southern Foods culture aligns with our culture and values, and this acquisition is great for both companies. We look forward to working with Southern Foods and their team to grow our business and continue to be a trusted partner for our valued customers.”