U.S. Foodservice Acquires Ritter Food Service

April 18, 2011
U.S. Foodservice Acquires Ritter Food Service

U.S. Foodservice, one of America's leading foodservice distributors, has purchased Ritter Food Service, a division of The Pennfield Corp. Ritter, based in Mount Joy, Pa., is a specialty distributor of high quality poultry, meats and seafood, including the Pennfield Farms brand. Ritter serves more than 1,000 customers which include local retailers and restaurants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Ritter's operations will become part of the U.S. Foodservice Allentown, Pa., division.

"We look forward to welcoming Ritter customers to U.S. Foodservice," said Jeff Baldasano, division president, U.S. Foodservice-Allentown in a prepared statement. "This acquisition gives our customers access to Ritter's broad selection of high-quality poultry, beef, pork, fresh and frozen seafood. As important, Ritter customers now have access to more than 40,000 national brand products and U.S. Foodservice's own high-quality private label items, along with other food-related items."

Mike Horn, Pennfield president and CEO, said, "We are grateful for our customers' trust over these past years and confident that U.S. Foodservice will continue providing high-quality products and services."

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.