Lipari Foods, a Warren, Mich.-based food distributor, acquired 100% of Clover Mountain Foods, Bridgeville, Pa. The acquisition expands Lipari’s service area and fulfills its strategic goal to be the premier “perimeter of the store and specialty” distributor.

“We are excited to team up with a solid, service-driven company like Clover Mountain Foods,” says Tony Franchi, vice president of sales at Lipari Foods. “They have a great reputation in the marketplace. Combining what they have established with all that Lipari brings to the table means increased value for all of our customers.”

The acquisition of Clover Mountain was a natural “next step” for Lipari, as the two companies share a similar product portfolio of local and national brands as well as established relationships with many manufacturing partners.

Long-time Clover Mountain executive, William Virgi, will continue to serve customers in his new role as regional vice president of sales.

Lipari also acquired Soderholm Foods, Sun Prairie, Wis., in December 2014, deepening their offering of natural, organic, vegetarian and gluten-free foods.