ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - U.S. Foodservice, one of America's leading foodservice distributors to restaurants, hospitals, schools and other organizations, today 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 -- 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 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.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of America's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality private label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide. U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent restaurants, government operations, healthcare and hospitality entities, educational institutions and prominent multi-unit restaurant companies. With approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue, the company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at

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