U.S. Foodservice acquires New York City Italian food supplier Vesuvio Foods; terms not disclosed

ROSEMONT, Illinois , July 22, 2011 () – U.S. Foodservice today announced it has acquired Vesuvio Foods, Inc, the metro New York market's premier source of high quality Italian foods for pizzerias, fine Italian restaurants and gourmet shops.

"We are excited that Vesuvio Foods is joining U.S. Foodservice, which will enable us to provide our broadline customers a larger selection of the world's highest quality Italian specialty foods," said Chuck Gannon, division president, U.S. Foodservice-Metro New York. "The acquisition also will provide Vesuvio's customers with access to U.S. Foodservice's full line of national brand products and its own high-quality private label items. We are especially pleased that Vesuvio President Anthony Vasaturo and his team will be joining U.S. Foodservice to help us provide the highest quality products and service to our customers."

Vesuvio Foods distributes about 3,500 products from 400 suppliers in Italy, the U.S. and around the world.

"We are very pleased to be part of U.S. Foodservice -- a strong, growing company with origins in traditional family-owned food businesses," Vasaturo said. "U.S. Foodservice has built a business around understanding and serving the unique needs of family-run restaurants -- and we can't wait to leverage that expertise for Vesuvio customers."

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of America's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality private label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide. U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to more than 250,000 customers, including independent restaurants, government operations, healthcare and hospitality entities, educational institutions and prominent multi-unit restaurant companies. With approximately $19 billion in annualized revenue, the company is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at www.usfoodservice.com.

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