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Gordon Food Service Announces Acquisition of Glazier Foods Company

Press Release

Gordon Food Service today announced that it has acquired Glazier Foods Company, a leading foodservice distributor headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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“Glazier Foods is an outstanding company with a strong family heritage. Their dedication to high-quality service and customer success is an ideal fit with Gordon Food Service’s culture and commitment to customer service,” said Jim Gordon, CEO of Gordon Food Service.

“Glazier Foods has a strong reputation in our industry and a solid track record of growth. We welcome the Glazier family of employees to Gordon Food Service and look forward to working together to grow our business in the Southwest,” said Tony Groll, Gordon Food Service President of U.S. Distribution.

Founded in 1936 by C.R. “Bob” Glazier, Glazier Foods Company was originally a frozen foods pioneer. Today, the company delivers a wide range of food products and supplies to a variety of foodservice operators in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and New Mexico, and has become a leading foodservice distributor in the Southwest.

“The Glazier family is convinced that we could not have found a better home than Gordon Food Service, a 117-year-old family business, for our company after more than 77 years of ownership by the Glazier family. We are convinced that Gordon Food Service shares our commitments to employees and customers and that Glazier Foods will continue to grow and prosper as part of the Gordon Food Service family,” said Jim Spring, Chairman of Glazier Foods Company.

John H. Miller, President of Glazier Foods Company, stated, “Becoming a part of Gordon Food Service allows Glazier Foods to continue the legacy of a family-owned business and ensures the long-term commitment to superior customer service. In addition, we will be able to provide an expanded portfolio of products and services to our customers and the marketplace, while providing new opportunities to our employees.”

About Glazier Foods Company

Glazier Foods Company, founded in 1936, is a leading foodservice provider and one of the largest full-line independent food distributors in the United States, with more than 16,000 national branded items in stock. They service over 6,000 customers including restaurants, schools, sports and entertainment operators, daycare centers, hospitals, health care facilities and others. Their headquarters and main distribution center are located in Houston, Texas with a second distribution center in Coppell, Texas near Dallas. Known for their legendary service, they continue to honor their commitment to ensure the success and satisfaction of their customers, suppliers, and employees. For more information, visit www.glazierfoods.com

About Gordon Food Service

Since 1897, the people of Gordon Food Service have been committed to delivering uncompromising quality, outstanding value and exceptional customer service. What began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service is today North America’s largest family-controlled broadline foodservice distributor. Gordon Food Service distributes to foodservice operators within the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. The company also operates more than 165 GFS Marketplace stores that are open to the public and provide the benefits of restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee.