Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, Mich., acquired Ettline Foods Corp., a broadline food distributor headquartered in York, Pa.

"Ettline is an outstanding company with a strong history as a family-owned, independent distributor serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Their attention to customer service, value and integrity ties in perfectly with Gordon Food Service’s culture and commitment to quality," says Rich Wolowski, North America president and CEO of Gordon Food Service.

"Ettline has a track record of providing a superior experience for its customers and a history of growth in a competitive and changing landscape, which made them very appealing to our growth plan. We welcome the Ettline family of employees, and look forward to working together in serving their customer base with expanded services and buying power," says Scott Nicholson, president of U.S. distribution for Gordon Food Service.

Ettline serves restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools and other businesses and industry customers throughout four states.

"We at Ettline are thrilled to become part of Gordon Food Service, a company that mirrors our commitment to delivering exceptional value, while remaining competitive in a constantly changing market. We sought an organization that would be the right fit for maintaining the same level of quality that we are so committed to. We feel strongly that Gordon Food Service shares our values and will allow Ettline to continue to grow as part of its family," says Joe Ayoub, president and CEO of Ettline Foods. "With Gordon Food Service, Ettline is able to continue its 125-year legacy, while proactively planning for the future of distribution and adding deeper support in areas such as menu management, recipe development and increased buying power with a larger service area.”