Bidfood has acquired fellow foodservice supplier Elite Fine Foods, in what is the latest of a series of deals that has created a network of independent companies trading alongside each other in the delivered foodservice sector, including Caterfood, South Lincs Foodservice and Cimandis.
Elite Fine Foods delivers to more than 2,500 caterers across the UK, and the current management team and employees will continue to run the business under the same identity and culture, with no change to the service offering.
Andrew Selley, chief executive of Bidfood commented: “We’re delighted to welcome the team and customers of Elite Fine Foods to the Bidfood family. The company is already a thriving and profitable foodservice supplier in the UK, with a real passion for service which aligns perfectly with our mission to provide service excellence and make customers’ lives easier.”
“Operated by a strong and dynamic management team, the company has unrivalled market place knowledge, service and a range of over 6,500 products. This includes a comprehensive selection of fine foods, such as excellent local and imported speciality cheeses. Elite Fine Foods also offer their own butchery and fresh meat service, along with a fantastic range of fresh fish. This sits well within our decentralised model, where we can use our financial and strategic strength alongside their local expertise to offer customers the service and range they are looking for,” he added.
Managing director of Elite Fine Foods, Graham Bell, added: “We’re excited to become part of the Bidfood family, and look forward to working with them to leverage their support and expertise to further strengthen our market-leading service, range, and proposition. We will continue to service our customers as before, as an independent business, now supported by the strength of Bidfood.”