WARREN, Mich. – On Monday, March 5, Lipari Foods, a leading Midwest food distributor based in Warren, Mich., announced the acquisition of the cheese cutting and packaging business of Jim’s Cheese, LLC. of Waterloo, Wisconsin.
Jim’s Cheese is known for its large selection of specialty, aged and cut out cheeses and has been supplying great Wisconsin cheese since 1955. This acquisition will be a great addition to Lipari Foods offering of quality products and will expand its manufacturing capabilities. This acquisition will operate under the JLM Manufacturing division of Lipari Foods.
Lipari’s plan continues to be the premier “perimeter of the store and specialty” distributor. Spiro Liras, Vice President of Manufacturing at JLM Manufacturing, says: “We are excited to team up with an established, service-driven company like Jim’s Cheese. Adding their capabilities to all that Lipari and JLM offer means increased value for all of our customers.”
About Lipari Foods, LLC
Lipari Foods was founded in 1963, the next step in the career of Jim Lipari, who began by delivering unique products from the back of his Buick station wagon. Today Lipari Foods is a leading independent “perimeter of the store” distributor in the Midwest, delivering a wide range of quality bakery, dairy, deli, packaging, seafood, meat, specialty grocery, foodservice, confectionery and convenience food and beverage products to over 7,500 customers across 16 states.
About Jim’s Cheese, LLC.
Jim’s Cheese has been distributing Wisconsin’s Finest Cheese since 1955. Located in Waterloo, Wisconsin, the facility includes a cut and wrap operation, cheese waxing operation, gift box assembly, cold storage and corporate offices. Jim’s Cheese started out with four wholesale customers and today services over 2,000 customers in 12 Midwest states.