Bidvest Foodservice has acquired foodservice supplier and distributor Caterfood in a bid to strengthen its operations and services in the South West.
Caterfood delivers to catering establishments from Cornwall to Gloucestershire and provides an extended service programme with free delivery and no minimum order value, up to six days a week.
Andrew Selley (pictured), chief executive of Bidvest Foodservice, commented: "We are delighted to welcome the team and customers of Caterfood to the Bidvest Foodservice family. The company is already a very successful leading foodservice supplier in the South West, with a real passion for service, which aligns well with our drive to provide service excellence and make customers' lives easier.
"Operated by a strong dynamic local management team, the company has unrivalled local knowledge and a range of over 4,500 products including local specialities such as MSC accredited Exmouth mussels. This sits well within our decentralised model where we can use our national strength alongside local expertise to offer customers the service and products they are looking for."
Mark Felton, executive chairman of Caterfood, said: "We're excited to become part of the Bidvest Foodservice family, using their national credibility and expertise to strengthen our local service in the South West. One of the things we're most looking forward to is having increased support for product and range development, so that we can offer our customers the best choice in the South West."
Caterfoods' current management and staff will continue to run the business under the same identity and culture.
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