WARREN, Mich. – Effective August 11, 2017, Lipari Foods, a leading Midwest food distributor based in Warren, Mich., agreed to acquire several assets of Dairy Fresh Foods, Inc. including the Dairy Fresh brand. Dairy Fresh Foods is headquartered in Taylor, Michigan. This opportunity expands Lipari’s product breadth and fulfills another strategic goal for the company.
Lipari’s strategic position is to be one of the premier “perimeter of the store and specialty grocery” distributors in the US. Tony Franchi, Senior Vice President of Sales at Lipari Foods says: “We are excited to have acquired the many brands of Dairy Fresh Foods. They offer great products to the marketplace and have a long history of servicing the supermarket trade. Combining what they have established with all that Lipari brings to the table means increased value for all of our customers.”
Acquiring select assets of Dairy Fresh Foods is a natural “next step” for Lipari, as the two companies have a similar product portfolio of local and national brands and share established relationships with many manufacturing partners. Adding the Dairy Fresh products to Lipari’s portfolio will surely bring added value to both Lipari’s existing customer as well as customers that are currently serviced by Dairy Fresh Foods, Inc.
Lipari Foods will be integrating the acquired assets into its Warren campus where it recently added 262,000 square feet of additional warehouse capacity in July of this year. The company expects a very smooth transition to the new facility and is working diligently to avoid any disruption to our customers and their businesses.
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 Dairy Fresh Foods, Inc.
Dairy Fresh Foods, Inc. was a wholesale food distributor located near Detroit. It serviced retail food stores of all sizes as well as food service customers in Michigan, Ohio, northern Kentucky, Indiana and the greater Chicago area. Dairy Fresh Foods offered over 3,500 products in the categories of dairy, deli, bakery, grocery, snack, confection and frozen seafood. The item selection included national, regional and specialty brands, along with private label merchandise that includes the Dairy Fresh and Fairmont Farms brands.