Gordon Food Service today announced it has completed its acquisition of Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd, a leading supplier to Canadian foodservice, retail, and private label customers coast to coast. The acquisition diversifies and expands Gordon Food Service’s customer offerings through new food categories and new retailers. Macgregors will operate as a Specialty Company of Gordon Food Service under the continued leadership of Macgregors’ President and General Manager Duncan Macgregor Jr., who will report to Rob Robinson, Vice President, Canadian Specialty Companies.
“We are excited to be able to fully welcome Macgregors employees and its brands to the Gordon Food Service family of companies,” said Gordon Food Service® President and CEO Rich Wolowski. “We are pleased that Duncan will continue to lead the Macgregors business, which he and his family have built over many decades.”
Macgregors President and General Manager Duncan Macgregor Jr. shared, “What an exciting time and new chapter for Macgregors. I can’t help but reflect and be proud to have been a small part of The Tradition of Excellence since 1949™ built over three generations of our family and dedicated staff involvement. I’d like to thank my family for their unwavering support always and take this opportunity to thank the Gordon family and their team, not only for their efforts to get to this point, but also their support and trust as the newest member of the Gordon Food Service group of Specialty Companies.”
With roots dating back to 1834, in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market, Macgregors operations, which are now owned by Gordon Food Service, include state-of-the-art dedicated raw and cooked facilities, a new office and innovation center, and a popular, adjacent store open to the public, which will continue to operate under the Macgregors name.
“Macgregors and its brand partnerships are among the most respected in the marketplace, and together, we will see to it that they continue to be,” added Wolowski. “Like Gordon Food Service, Macgregors has operated with a people-focused culture, which we expect will make for a smooth transition for our customers and employees.”
About Gordon Food Service
For 125 years, Gordon Food Service has delivered uncompromising quality and heartfelt service for our customers. Beginning as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, we’ve grown to become the largest family business in the foodservice industry by upholding the same approach since 1897—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.