U.S. Foodservice Acquires Great Western Meats In Orlando, Fla.

U.S. Foodservice announced the purchase of Great Western Meats, a broadline foodservice distributor and provider of fresh-cut portion meats in Central Florida.

Great Western Meats operates two facilities in Orlando, Fla., a distribution warehouse and meat cutting facility. The warehouse will integrate into the recently expanded, state-of-the-art, U.S. Foodservice distribution center in Port Orange, Fla., in July. The meat cutting facility will continue to operate and will provide fresh-cut meats for U.S. Foodservice's customers in Florida under the Stock Yards brand name. U.S. Foodservice's meat cutting operation in Clearwater, Fla., will close June 24 and that volume will be transferred to Great Western Meats' facility, which will be renamed Stock Yards-Florida

"The addition of the Great Western Meats broadline foodservice business and meat cutting operation will expand our customer base and presence across the Orlando area," said Keith Campbell, region president, U.S. Foodservice-Florida in a prepared statement. "In addition, Great Western Meats' customers will now have access to more than 14,000 products and the entire range of services offered by U.S. Foodservice-Port Orange."

Greg Voorhees, former president of Great Western Meats, will join U.S. Foodservice-Port Orange as director of business development.

"I look forward to joining the U.S. Foodservice-Florida team to help ensure a smooth transition for Great Western Meats customers," Voorhees said. "Customers now have access to a broader array of products and services than ever before."

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.