BENICIA, Calif. & BELL, Calif.—Individual FoodService (“IFS”), a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial & sanitation (“JanSan”) products, has announced that it has acquired Cole Supply Company (“Cole”), a leader in the distribution of janitorial, cleaning and facility supplies based in Benicia, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The acquisition expands IFS’ market presence throughout northern California while immediately strengthening its JanSan business given Cole’s expanded geographic reach, strong customer relationships and broad product and service offering. Additionally, Cole’s clients now have access to IFS’ complete portfolio of foodservice disposables, packaging, dry and canned goods.
“I want to welcome Devin and the outstanding team at Cole to IFS. Cole fits well with our strategy to grow not only organically but also via acquisition, and to partner with industry leading teams who have a strong reputation and proven track record,” said Kenneth Sweder, Chairman of the Board of IFS. “This partnership positions us to further accelerate our growth as we offer an even more broad, compelling and differentiated proposition to our customers throughout California.”
“We are delighted to work with IFS, who shares the same values as Cole in its commitment to its customers, suppliers, employees and the communities we serve,” said Devin Cole, owner and President of Cole, who will continue to lead and operate Cole Supply along with the existing team. “Together, we will continue to invest in growth, operations and personnel, all with the goal of allowing us to better serve our customers.”
About Cole Supply Company
Founded in 1967, Cole Supply Company is a leading distributor of janitorial, cleaning, and facility supplies in Northern California. Cole offers over 10,000 products representing the leading manufactures in the industry. Cole is headquartered in Benicia, CA and also has a retail showroom, Super Clean, in Pleasant Hill, CA. For more information on Cole Supply Company, please visit www.colesupply.com.
Located in Bell, CA, Individual FoodService distributes paper, plastic, packaging, food, janitorial and sanitation products to independent restaurants, healthcare facilities, hospitality establishments, schools, universities, government institutions, wholesalers, food processors and foodservice management institutions. Since its early beginnings as one of the first Dixie cup distributors in Southern California, IFS has grown to become one of the largest distributors in the Southwest United States due to its broad and unique array of goods, rapid fulfilment, comprehensive industry expertise and product knowledge, and exceptional focus on the customer. For more information on IFS, please visit www.individualfoodservice.com.