November/December - National

Family-owned food distributor based in Fresno for 79 years selling to big new owner

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Saladino’s Foodservice, a longtime Fresno business that distributes food to restaurants, is getting a new owner. Illinois-based US Foods Holding Corp. is in the process of buying the family business that was founded in 1944. The deal is expected to close in December, according to an emailed news release. It did not say how much Saladino’s sold for. Saladino’s supplies restaurants and other eateries with ingredients and items across central California. It has more than $600 million in annual revenue and more than 4,000 customers statewide. US Foods bought Saladino’s to expand its reach into central California, according to the news release. The publicly traded US Foods is a large distributor with more than 70 locations and 28,000 employees nationwide. It supplies 300,000 eateries.


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