Today we are proud to announce Ben. E. Keith has purchased all assets of Florida Food Service, Inc. Founded in 1948, Florida Food Service is headquartered in Gainesville, FL., and serves customers in Northern and Central Florida and Georgia. This acquisition will create the ninth division of Ben E. Keith Foods across 15 states.
Like Ben E. Keith Foods, Florida Food Service is a family-owned, family-run business with a rich history and culture. As a fellow UniPro member, they offer a diverse portfolio of quality products and have been focused on providing unmatched service to their customers and community for 73 years. Our organizations share many core values, including similar visions and missions.
Ben E. Keith Foods will retain all current employees. Marco DiGiosia, a 25 year veteran of Ben E. Keith Foods, has been named General Manager. Marco has relocated to Gainesville and assumed his role effective immediately. Former Florida Food Service President Joel Islam will continue with the company as Assistant General Manager.
As we begin our 116th year, we are excited to welcome the Florida Food Service employees into our organization and to continue our expansion across the Southeast, serving new and existing customers and providing additional opportunities for our employees and partners.