GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Gordon Food Service has entered into an agreement to acquire Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd. to diversify its customer offerings through new food categories and retailers. Once the transaction is completed, Macgregors will operate as a specialty company of Gordon Food Service.
Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd. is one of Canada’s longest-standing independent family-owned purveyors. Its operations include raw and cooked facilities, new office and innovation space and retail storefront. Its brand partnerships include Certified Angus Beef, 44th Street, Niman Ranch and Jail Island Salmon.
“We’re excited to welcome Macgregors employees and its brands to the Gordon Food Service family,” says Rich Wolowski, president and CEO of Gordon Food Service. “Macgregors is among the most respected in the marketplace and like Gordon Food Service, Macgregors operates with a people-focused culture. We expect our cultural similarities will make for a smooth transition for both our customers and employees.”
“As our family contemplated Macgregors’ future strategic direction in the Canadian foodservice and retail landscape, we identified key important factors in selling the business,” says Duncan Macgregor Jr., president and general manager at Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd. “This included shared values, vision, passion for the business and seamless opportunity for our staff. We’ve come to respect and admire the similarities with the Gordon family and anticipate an exciting future as part of the Gordon Food Service group of specialty companies.”