Atlanta, GA – UniPro Foodservice announced today it plans to acquire Legacy Foodservice Alliance (Legacy), Richmond, VA from Legacy Food Group. The partnership is expected to be formalized in Q4 2023 with a January 2024 close.
The acquisition of Legacy is yet another chapter in UniPro’s proud history since 1958, leading the way in consolidating 9 former distributor buying groups and remaining the preeminent foodservice buying cooperative. The transaction opens the pathway to extend its winning formula of exceptional programs, services, and innovation to the incoming Legacy Members. It will also result in an exponential number of new relationships between Members and Suppliers and create general marketplace efficiencies. UniPro continues to change the landscape of buying groups through its innovation and growth mindset. Bob Stewart, CEO of UniPro Foodservice said, “We’re thrilled to engage with and welcome the Legacy membership to the UniPro family and to expose our unique offerings. Legacy has many outstanding Members, and we respect Steve Push and the entire team for what they have accomplished since the company’s inception in 2009.”
Steve Push, CEO of Legacy Foodservice Alliance adds that “CEO Bob Stewart and UniPro are true
leaders in our space and will provide significant value for Legacy Members. In addition, the benefits to
the entire foodservice supply chain with our two companies coming together will be tremendous. Since
his appointment as CEO, Bob has reshaped the DNA of UniPro, and I could not be happier for the future
of the Legacy Members and the Legacy Team to be in such great hands of an outstanding organization
for years to come.”
Deb Winter, current Legacy EVP will continue in the role, and will lead the new Legacy Division of UniPro
and will report to Bob Stewart, Deb commented, “The Legacy Team is looking forward to working closely
with the UniPro Foodservice Team, as we learn about new programs and resources that will help Legacy
Distributor Members continue to grow profitably”.
UniPro Foodservice, Inc. is the leading foodservice distribution network in the United States, comprising
over 360 companies, each marketing the products and services provided by UniPro Foodservice.