Gordon Food Service Announces Acquisition Of Ettline Foods Corporation


Gordon Food Service, a privately held and family-managed foodservice distribution company with operations in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that it has acquired Ettline Foods Corporation, a prominent broadline food distributor headquartered in York, Pennsylvania.

“Ettline is an outstanding company, with a strong history as a family-owned, independent distributor serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Their attention to customer service, value and integrity ties in perfectly with Gordon Food Service’s culture and commitment to quality,” said Rich Wolowski, North America President and CEO of Gordon Food Service.

“Ettline has a track record of providing a superior experience for its customers and a history of growth in a competitive and changing landscape, which made them very appealing to our growth plan. We welcome the Ettline family of employees and look forward to working together in serving their customer base with expanded services and buying power,” said Scott Nicholson, Gordon Food Service President of U.S. Distribution.

Founded in 1889 by Oscar O. Ettline as a full-service grocery store, Ettline prospered in the decades following World War II. Today, it serves restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools and other businesses and industry customers throughout four states. Their founder’s commitment to quality food and customer service remains central to the company’s core values today.

“We at Ettline are thrilled to become part of Gordon Food Service, a company that mirrors our commitment to delivering exceptional value, while remaining competitive in a constantly changing market. We sought an organization that would be the right fit for maintaining the same level of quality that we are so committed to. We feel strongly that Gordon Food Service shares our values and will allow Ettline to continue to grow as part of its family,” said Joe Ayoub, President and CEO of Ettline Foods Corporation.

“With Gordon Food Service, Ettline is able to continue its 125-year legacy, while proactively planning for the future of distribution and adding deeper support in areas such as menu management, recipe development, and increased buying power with a larger service area,” added Mr. Ayoub.

About Ettline Foods Corporation

Ettline Foods is a prominent Pennsylvania-based broadline food distributor serving restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools, and other business and industry customers throughout four states. Ettline’s mission is simple, to serve you with what we do best, providing quality product lines, exceptional services and opportune solutions.

About Gordon Food Service

Since 1897, we have delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. We began as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, and have grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach for 120 years—remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. We also operate more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the U.S. By partnering with organizations from across industries—healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners—we help our customers create food experiences that people choose, enjoy, and remember.

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