Sysco to Acquire Waugh Foods, Inc.

February 1, 2019 Sysco Corporation

Sysco Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Waugh Foods, Inc., a leading Illinois broadline distributor with approximately $40 million in annual sales.

Innovative Foodservice Group, a Portfolio Company of Trivest Partners, Acquires JES Restaurant Equipment

February 1, 2019 Innovative Foodservice Group

Innovative Foodservice Group (IFG), formerly known as BJ Beltram, Inc., announces it has acquired JES Restaurant Equipment, Inc. (JES). Founded in 2008 by Vivian and Eric Smith and based in Greenwood, SC, JES sells equipment, supplies, furniture and smallwares to the foodservice industry.

US Foods Breaks Ground on Expanded F. Christiana Facility in Jefferson Parish

February 1, 2019 US Foods

US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD), one of the nation’s leading foodservice companies, broke ground today on the expansion of the company’s F. Christiana facility in Marrero, Louisiana. The investment will nearly triple the size of the current facility to support the company’s continued growth in Louisiana, parts of Mississippi and Alabama.

NMPF, IDFA Support Legislation Allowing Whole Milk in School Meals

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) welcome the introduction of legislation sponsored by Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, allowing whole milk in school nutrition programs.

Florida Set to Receive Funds as U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards 200M to Agriculture Organizations

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $200 million award to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program to help the nation’s agriculture community identify and access new export markets. The Florida Department of Citrus was one of the specified organizations and is set to receive $550,000 in funding to promote citrus in various new markets.