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The Chefs’ Warehouse acquires two produce wholesalers

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RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. BB #:286028 continues to focus on being the premier distributor of the world’s finest food ingredients to the world’s finest Chefs with the latest acquisitions of Hardie’s Fresh Foods BB #:105479 and Greenleaf Produce & Specialty Foods BB #:207990.

“Similar to the way we expanded into Protein, these recent moves in the Produce category allow us to reach more customers with more diverse inventory. Our decision to invest in talent and new facilities, while continuously leveraging our strong sales force has allowed us to accelerate our growth coming out of the pandemic, into new territories and categories. We continue to focus on our multi-year strategy of combining strong organic growth with strategic acquisitions that provide both top-line and bottom-line synergies as we scale,” shared Christopher Pappas, President and CEO for The Chefs’ Warehouse.

The Hardie’s addition allows The Chefs’ Warehouse (CW) to strengthen its Produce category nationally while exposing CW specialty and Allen Brothers Steak and Seafood to all major cities in the rapidly growing Texas markets. The Greenleaf acquisition brings more talent and a new category to CW’s already strong presence in Northern California, creating an even more dynamic environment for cross-selling and long-term efficiencies servicing the Bay Area.

“Executing on our CW strategy to be the one-stop shop for the best chefs in the world continues to be our primary focus. The Chefs’ Warehouse team has never been stronger, more talented and more committed to be the trusted partner that connects the world’s finest artisan food producers to the world’s most demanding chefs,” said Christopher Pappas.

About The Chefs’ Warehouse
The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. combines exceptional quality and brand building with broadline food service distribution for more than 35 years. With Protein, Specialty, Produce, and Broadline offerings, we service the most discerning chefs in a hybrid approach of convenience and superior quality. We introduce more than 2,000 artisan producers of the world’s finest ingredients from over 40 countries to the finest chefs in the world. We passionately consult, sell, and build relationships with more than 35,000 customers through the most experienced network of over 600 consultive sales associates, best-in-breed technology, rapid service, and support levels that solidify our long-standing ties to both established and up-and-coming premium restaurants.

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