Lipari Foods, Warren, Mich., acquired several assets of Dairy Fresh Foods, Inc., Taylor, Mich., including the Dairy Fresh brand, effective Aug. 11.
This opportunity expands Lipari’s product breadth and fulfills another strategic goal for the company—to be one of the premier “perimeter of the store and specialty grocery” distributors in the United States.
“We are excited to have acquired the many brands of Dairy Fresh Foods,” says Tony Franchi, senior vice president of sales at Lipari 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 maintain a similar product portfolio of local and national brands and share established relationships with many manufacturing partners.
Lipari Foods will be integrating the acquired assets into its Warren campus, where it added 262,000 square feet of additional warehouse capacity in July. The company expects a smooth transition to the new facility, and is working to avoid any disruption to customers and their businesses.