Golden State Foods (GSF), Irvine, Calif., announced plans to sell some of its distribution centers to Martin Brower Co., Rosemont, Ill., this year.

Discussions focus on nine of GSF's 27 distribution centers. The nine under discussion are part of 11 distribution centers serving McDonald's. The sale would support GSF’s and McDonald's strategies for growth, efficiencies and customer service.

GSF, which has been a food supplier to McDonald's for more than 65 years and a distribution partner for more than 50, will continue to serve as a global manufacturer and distributor to McDonald's.