WARREN, Mich. – On Friday, February 15, Lipari Foods, a leading Midwest food distributor based in Warren, Mich., closed on the acquisition of Troyer Cheese, Inc., Troyer Bros. Trucking, Ltd., and Amish Wedding Foods, Inc. (collectively, “Troyer”). Troyer is headquartered in Millersburg, Ohio. The opportunity broadens Lipari’s manufacturing capabilities along with expanding their portfolio of deli product offerings.
Thom Lipari, President and CEO of Lipari Foods says: “We are excited about the addition of Troyer’s unique product offerings into our existing portfolio. Troyer is an excellent strategic fit that builds on Lipari’s heritage in deli, dairy, confectionary, and other specialty food categories. Additionally, we are eager to continue building our specialty food manufacturing capabilities and look forward to extending our geographic reach further across the Midwest.”
Lipari’s strategic position continues to be one of the premier perimeter of the store and specialty grocery distributors in the US. The acquisition of Troyer is a natural “next step” as Lipari continues their strategy of acquiring unique and complementary food manufacturing and distribution businesses in existing and adjacent markets.
About Lipari Foods, LLC
Lipari Foods was founded in 1963 by Jim Lipari, who began his career 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, convenience food and beverage, ethnic specialty foods and health, wellness and beauty products to over 6,000 customers across 14 states.
About Troyer Cheese
Founded in 1959 and located in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country, Troyer manufactures and distributes a full line of premium deli, cheese, meats, jar goods, confections, and other specialty food products, proudly serving 2,400 customers across 48 states. Troyer offers multiple proprietary brands including Troyer meats, cheeses, and deli products, Amish Wedding Foods’ jar goods, Backroad Country candy and snacks, and Edna Lucille soaps and lotions. Over the last 60 years, Troyer has grown to 175 employees and offers its customers a portfolio of 3,000 products.