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Lipari Foods, a Midwestern food distributor based in Warren, Mich., is acquiring Soderholm Wholesale Foods. The acquisition will expand the number of products available to Soderholm customers in Wisconsin and northern Illinois while expanding Lipari’s offerings in the natural, organic, vegetarian and gluten-free categories.
Sun Prairie, Wis.-based Soderholm’s specialty product line, which includes brands such as OMG! It’s Gluten Free, GT’s Kombucha, The Fillo Factory, Alo Drink, Tofutti and Yancey’s Fancy, complements Lipari’s current portfolio, and contributes to the distributor’s aim to become the market leader in the perimeter store and specialty departments.
“There’s no doubt that Soderholm Foods is a high quality company,” said Thom Lipari, president/CEO of Lipari Foods. “We are excited to strengthen the quality and variety of items available to our combined customer base –especially those asking for in-demand products that fit today’s lifestyle. This is an excellent answer for everyone.”
Lipari Foods offers a range of bakery, deli, dairy, packaging, seafood, meat, grocery, foodservice, confectionary and convenience food and beverage products to more than 5,000 customers spanning 12 Midwestern states.