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Gordon Food Service Opens Plant City Distribution Center with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Press Release

As part of its continued expansion in Florida, Gordon Food Service announces the opening of its distribution center in Plant City, Florida, which was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m.

The Plant City, Florida facility is the company's 12th distribution center in the United States and its third in Florida. President Jim Gordon said, "We are excited to add the Plant City location to our distribution network in Florida. This facility is in a prime location to support our rapid growth in Florida."

Plant City
In addition to the distribution center, Gordon Food Service operates one of its 135 GFS Marketplace retail stores in Brandon, which is open to the public and provides the benefits of restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee. "Plant City is delighted to welcome this family-owned business into our community," remarked Plant City's Mayor Dan Raulerson. "The Gordon Food Service distribution center will prompt significant job growth and productivity."

Gordon Food Service entered the Florida market in 2003 with the purchase of Smart & Final Inc.'s Florida foodservice direct delivery and store businesses. Operating out of the distribution center in Miami, Florida, Gordon Food Service grew its Florida foodservice distribution business by servicing the needs of thousands of foodservice operators including restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, colleges and universities, and cruise ships. In 2007, Gordon Food Service opened an additional distribution center in Ocala, Florida to service the needs of several large, multi-unit chain customers.

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-owned and managed broadline foodservice distributor.

Gordon Food Service distributes to foodservice operators throughout the Midwest and along the entire East Coast of the United States and coast to coast in Canada. The company also operates 135 GFS Marketplace retail stores, which are open to the public and provide the benefits of restaurant-quality products and friendly, knowledgeable service without a membership fee.