KeyImpact And Southwest Foodservice Merge

February 1, 2010: KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. (KeyImpact) and Southwest Foodservice Company, L.L.P. announced today the companies are merging to broaden services and support in West Texas. Established in 1991 and located in Lubbock, Texas, Southwest Foodservice is a full-service brokerage company with 10 employees dedicated to fulfilling the needs of all industry segments.

With a combined 50 years of foodservice industry experience, Southwest owners Barry Blalock and Robbie Sterling are committed to the professional, ethical and profitable representation of products and services to the market on behalf of its principal companies.

“We are proud to partner with KeyImpact to provide unequaled professional representation to our customers,” says Blalock. “Utilizing the combined strength, technology and experience of KeyImpact and Southwest Foodservice also enables us to offer enhanced opportunities for our employees as employee-owners.”

Sterling adds, “To fulfill our companys vision it was important to find a like-minded organization that has employees who are dedicated, dependable and effective in delivering high-quality service and support to the foodservice industry. KeyImpact is an ideal fit on many levels, and by working together well be able to better capitalize on the potential in the West Texas market.”

KeyImpact President Dan Cassidy noted, “Southwest Foodservice has proven they have the right network of relationships, industry expertise and business mindset to drive results. Southwest Foodservice is a major component in establishing KeyImpact as the premier agency covering all of Texas. Barry Blalock and Robbie Sterling will be working closely with our operating units in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to give our principals, distributors and operators the outstanding coverage they expect from KeyImpact.”

Source: Marriner Marketing